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Mental health professionals voice looming concerns for Cayman teens

Mental health professionals voice looming concerns for Cayman teens

Amy is a 15-year old girl attending a prestigious private school in Grand Cayman. Once a socially and emotionally well-adjusted honour student, symptoms of severe anxiety surrounding otherwise mundane events began to present in April…
Students struggle with suicidal thoughts & self-harm

Students struggle with suicidal thoughts & self-harm

About one in six students in Year 9 to Year 12 have seriously considered killing themselves, data from the latest National Drug Council Student Drug Use survey has shown. Dr. Erica Lam, clinical consultant at…
2x more Cayman girls than boys say they are “unhappy with themselves”

2x more Cayman girls than boys say they are “unhappy with themselves”

More than twice the amount of high school girls as boys in the Cayman Islands are not satisfied with themselves, says Dr Erica Lam, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Aspire and Clinical Consultant at the Alex…
Lockhart: Mental health impact of COVID-19 is ‘significant’

Lockhart: Mental health impact of COVID-19 is ‘significant’

Local health experts say the mental health impact of COVID-19 on the Cayman Islands community is “significant” – even as scientific data continues to be collected. “Viktor Frankl said that an abnormal reaction to an…
Mental health professionals voice looming concerns for Cayman teens

Mental health professionals voice looming concerns for Cayman teens

Amy is a 15-year old girl attending a prestigious private school in Grand Cayman. Once a socially and emotionally well-adjusted honour student, symptoms of severe anxiety surrounding otherwise mundane events began to present in April…