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Does Ganja Cause Mental Illness? Perspectives from a Population-based Assessment of Mental Health Literacy in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.209
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553-61
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This study investigated and evaluated the mental health comprehension of a randomly selected population in Jamaica. General perceptions were significantly correlated with level of education and age, while perceptions about treatment and prevention significantly correlated with gender and education.

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Objective: Mental illness is a major cause of morbidity and, globally, has a high lifetime risk. Mental health literacy is known to improve symptom recognition, care-seeking and treatment outcomes. This study therefore sought to assess the knowledge and beliefs of Jamaicans regarding the definition, aetiology, symptomatology, treatment and prevention of mental illness.

Accepted: 
23 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2017

Mental Health Policy and Service System Development in the English-speaking Caribbean

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475–82
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There has been some progress in the integration of mental health policy and practice in the English-speaking Caribbean countries, however, much effort is needed to reform mental health legislation and incorporate mental health practices in primary care throughout the English-speaking Caribbean.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Substance Use and Abuse and Its Effects on Mental Disorders in Trinidad and Tobago – The Available Prevention and Management Strategies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.229
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This paper deals with the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness in Trinidad and Tobago, its implications and management strategies.

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This paper deals with the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness in Trinidad and Tobago, its implications and management strategies. Dealing with mental health issues is an uphill battle and an attempt will be made in this paper to address the major issues at hand.

Accepted: 
14 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Nov, 2015

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Mental Health Issue

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473–4

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e-Published: 28 Aug, 2012

Bullying, Mental Health, and Parental Involvement among Adolescents in the Caribbean

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504–8
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A survey of 6780 early adolescents in the Cayman Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago found a strong association between bullying and poor mental health.

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Objective: To examine the relationships between peer victimization, mental health, and parental involvement among middle school students in the Caribbean.


Methods: Data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) conducted in the Cayman Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago in 2007 were analysed using age- and gender-adjusted logistic regression models.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Substance Use and Abuse and Its Effects on Mental Disorders in Trinidad and Tobago – The Available Prevention and Management Strategies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.229
Pages: 
429–31
Synopsis: 
This paper deals with the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness in Trinidad and Tobago, its implications and management strategies.
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This paper deals with the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness in Trinidad and Tobago, its implications and management strategies. Dealing with mental health issues is an uphill battle and an attempt will be in this paper to deal with the major issues at hand. 

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14 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 20 Nov, 2015

Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care: An Integrative Collaborative Primary Care Model – The Jamaican Experience

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483–9
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Despite limited resources, Jamaica has successfully integrated mental health into primary care.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014
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