Category: Health

Teen Suicide: Boys need help too…

We must ensure that our youths and young children are aware of the existence of these resources. They must be aware that there are people who care about their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Every case of a child or young person losing his or her life in tragic circumstances, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, should be an immediate concern for everyone. Children and young people should be given effective counseling to ensure they progress to become healthy and balanced citizens. Trained counsellors and intervention agencies should implement suicide prevention programs by identifying high risk children and families. It is a tragedy for our society when any child takes his or her life. The death of 12 year old Shemar Weekes in Barbados is one more example of the many children who have committed suicide within the …