Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment is Taboo in Nevis so says Mental Health Unit Counselor

Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment is Taboo in Nevis so says Mental Health Unit Counselor

St. Kitts and Nevis joins the rest of the world in the observance of Mental Health week, which is being observed from October 4th to October 10th, 2020.

 

The theme for this year’s observance is ‘Mental Health for All: Greater Investment-Greater Access’. 

 

On this week’s edition of the Let’s Talk program, Counselors at the Nevis Mental Health Unit, Mr. McMillian Coffee and Ms. Delicia Julius, spoke about Mental Health counseling and therapy here on Nevis, although according to the guests, it is “taboo” on the island. 

 

Ms. Julius explains: 

 

 

She continued:

 

Counselor at the Nevis Mental Health Unit, Ms. Delicia Julius. 

 

McMillian Coffee, who has 20 years of experience as a Mental Health Counselor, explains the root of the issue with regards to seeking mental health diagnosis and treatment:

 

 

He then explains one of the issues why persons on Nevis are reluctant in seeking a mental health counselor for help when the issue presents itself: 

 

Counselor at the Nevis Mental health Unit, Mr. McMillian Coffee. 

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