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Guyana: Suicide Prevention – Lay Counselor Training Program – Funding Required

The Gatekeepers’ Program

Suicide Prevention -Lay Counselor Training Program 

The Gatekeepers’ Program was launched in Guyana under former Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy to train lay counselors, individuals who would possess the skills and knowledge to be proactive first responders in tackling suicide and abuse. A number of persons who were trained under this program indicated to The Caribbean Voice that the program was beginning to make an impact when it was dropped, after Dr. Ramsammy was replaced by Dr. Bheri Ramsarran as Health Minister.

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