The Caribbean Voice notices that the HEYS programme is being replaced with “a more holistic training programme targeting youths across the country”. May we suggest that this holistic programme should also include modules on mental health, especially coping strategies (including breathing exercises, mindfulness and possibly meditation) to deal with stress and challenges, developing high self-esteem, self-confidence and self-love. This would ensure that our young people do not easily give in to challenges and become stressed and/or succumb to depression and anxiety which are the precursors of suicide. As it is the 15 to 25 age group already has the highest suicide rate in Guyana.
Yours faithfully, Priya Dookie The Caribbean Voice
Dear Editor, Mr Anil Nandlall has offered compelling evidence to show how Burnham subverted the law and the independence constitution to drive his ambition of having absolute power in Guyana (riposte titled `While the Westminster Constitution remained in force for 16 years Burnham dismantled some pillars on which it was constructed’ (SN Feb 23).
Dear Editor, It is baffling that a national event, like flag raising, could be blocked for lack of police permission on the one hand and the alleged non-agreement of the featured speaker on the other hand.
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