Berbicians to get suicide counselling
Stabroek News
March 17, 2003

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Residents in Regions Five and Six are soon to receive counselling services to help with reducing cases of suicide.

A Government Informa-tion Agency (GINA) release stated that a $40M building at Port Mourant would be opened shortly to provide the services.

According to GINA, the idea for the joint project between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security stemmed from the high incidence of suicide in the Corentyne area.

The two ministries have considered expanding the counselling services to include other pressing issues such as HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and spousal abuse, GINA reported.

Social workers, probation officers and specialists will be the primary persons working at the institution.

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