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On the same boardwalk where diners enjoy Sunday brunch, the nonprofit organization the Collective Collaboration Inc. is trying to change the lives of another person.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr introduced “Healthier Horizons,” a package of public health measures to increase residents’ access to affordable health care and modernize the delivery of mental and behavioral health services.
A group of health professionals and community members are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to helping the homeless and mentally ill, creating a non-profit named the Collective Collaboration.
The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix is livestreaming “Forgotten in Paradise,” a locally made film examining mental health services in the territory, on their YouTube channel Saturday, April 18.
Behavioral health, substance abuse issues and mental health care for the V.I. community as a whole, in jails and in schools remain severely under-addressed, with ripple effects on everyone’s quality of life.
Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. submitted legislation Thursday aiming to largely reorganize how mental and behavioral health, including alcohol and substance addiction, are treated in V.I. law. The bill, which he mentioned in Monday’s State of the Territory address, does not come with a lot of new money for treatment and care.
Three Virgin Islands mental health professionals have published an article analyzing how the Category 5 hurricanes of 2017 affected the mental health of many territory residents.
As in many jurisdictions of the world, the U.S. Virgin Islands sees far too many people taken before their time through suicide. Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 added a great amount of stress to many Virgin Islanders.
After admitting to taking a set of international flags from the poles at the Cyril E. King Airport and replacing them with black flags a year ago, 30-year-old Alla H. Salem of St. Thomas was sentenced to no more time behind bars.
Lawmakers expressed dissatisfaction Monday over the Department of Health’s handling of the mental health crisis in the territory and some at-risk federal grants aimed at shoring up the Virgin Islands’ behavioral health support system.
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