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Roshie Trott encourages people in crisis to seek help

Article From: For Roshie Trott, entering artwork in this year’s MindFrame PhotoVoice Exhibition was a major triumph. She has four pieces in the show of work by Mid-Atlantic Wellness clients on now at the Bermuda Society of Arts. Last year, she was in a very dark place. “In November, I was suicidal,” she said. […]

Minister urges people to look after their mental health

Article From: Mental health services will see a boost in funding, the health minister assured yesterday. Kim Wilson said that the cash injection, which was announced in July as part of a $15 million relief package, would help to meet the demand for more treatment as the psychological effects of the Covid-19 pandemic become long […]

Mother writes books to help parents with autistic children

Article From: A mother has shared her experiences of raising a daughter on the autism spectrum, with the aim of improving the way society treats people with mental and physical challenges. Deborah Smith has written two booklets aimed at highlighting the lives of those with challenges and their caregivers, and will be hosting a […]

Charity sees surge in calls from young people suffering mental health issues due to pandemic

Article From: The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a surge in mental health issues among the young, according to an island charity. Family Centre, which provides counselling services for troubled teenagers, said that it had seen calls increase almost 50 per cent in the past two years. The pandemic, which has resulted in 141 deaths […]

Helping males unmask

Article From: Bermuda has its first counselling service for males. Fitzgerald Williams, Tyrone McHardy and Ernest Peets Jr opened Masc in February. Having worked as probation officers, the trio understood the issues men faced and were certain many wanted to talk but couldn’t find a therapist they felt comfortable sharing their concerns with. “We know that […]

PurpleMent: the colour changing the world

Article from: The idea for this organisation began with the hopes of empowering the youth after a dark time in my life. I knew how alone and low that I felt, and it inspired me to want to become an advocate for mental health among the youth. I run the organisation along with three […]