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On Saturday, 29 May, join Rotary Central in the Grand Cayman Marriott Ballroom for a circus-themed night, designed to raise money for the Alex...
The Alex Panton Foundation (“APF”) kindly received sponsorship from Conyers Dill & Pearman for the Youth Ambassadors Programme (“YAP”). This CI$4,000 has been donated by Conyers in sole sponsorship of the Youth Ambassadors’ many initiatives and projects.
Health Minister Dwayne Seymour recently opened up about his childhood and the challenges he faced growing up with a father struggling with mental health issues.
Local health experts say the mental health impact of COVID-19 on the Cayman Islands community is "significant" - even as scientific data continues to...
In December, the Cayman Islands government decriminalised suicide in the islands. The move has been hailed as a victory that helps remove the stigma often associated with mental illness. But campaigners say it is just the beginning of the legal and mindset changes required to ensure people with serious mental health conditions get the help they need.
Local psychologists have noted an increase in mental health challenges and expect it to continue over the holiday period as travel remains limited due to health protocols.
Several Youth Ambassadors from John Gray High School, Clifton Hunter High School and Cayman International School spoke with the Cayman Compass about the programme and why mental health matters to them.
On Saturday, around 50 teens from 12 Cayman Islands schools came together over Zoom to discuss common mental health concerns, many of which have been exacerbated during lockdown, from stress and anxiety to drugs and domestic abuse.
Students who have recently returned to the island from overseas and who are in self-isolation are being invited to join a ‘Stay In & Chill’ Facebook group that offers them activities and resources to keep entertained and connected.
The Alex Panton Foundation (APF) held its 3rd Annual Youth Mental Health Symposium Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton to not only address the mental health issues and stigmas on island, but also the solutions to combat them.
Students from the Alex Panton Foundation Youth Ambassador Programme last week organised a series of workshops and a play that focussed on suicide, depression, anxiety and bullying.
The Alex Panton Foundation has announced its 3rd annual Youth Mental Health Symposium will take place on 22 Feb. at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
On 25 Oct. at a red-carpet premiere at Camana Bay Cinema, Logic and Vagabond Media Group launched their new documentary video titled ‘The Change...
The Alex Panton Foundation is offering training to teachers on an emotional literacy programme for children this weekend.
Schmarrah McCarthy and Dan Florek took home individual titles while Cayman Barbell Club earned team honours, all with the former world’s strongest man looking on, at the inaugural Cayman Islands Strongman competition held last weekend.
The rate of attempted and actual suicide is on a rise in the Cayman Islands, particularly amongst our children and young adults.
It’s National Suicide Prevention Week in the US, and the subject is also to the fore in the Cayman Islands. As a result of a submission by the Alex Panton Foundation, the Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission recommends that suicide should no longer be considered a crime in the Cayman Islands.
A free, weekly support group will offer an outlet to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Cayman’s leading youth mental health advocacy group is gaining momentum with the addition of two new programmes tailored to the needs of young adults, teens and children.
Three Cayman charities focussed on social needs within the community were announced Thursday as the beneficiaries of this year’s Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge.
Peer pressure surrounding social media, societal expectations, self-esteem issues and exams will be among the topics discussed Thursday during a Child Month teen panel focussed on coping with stress.
Island Heritage Insurance is gearing up for its annual CharityDrive, set this year for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Clinical psychologist Erica Lam says children who are bullied are at greater risk for attempting suicide.
In case you had not heard, this is the weekend to celebrate the Emerald Isle with festivities, pints of Guinness and lots of live music. You do not have to be Irish to appreciate the craic, which will be apparent when you spy the melting pot of cultures joining in the fun.
The Alex Panton Foundation has released data suggesting that a third of Cayman’s youth are thinking about self-harm and suicide.
The Ministry of Community Affairs and the Alex Panton Foundation announced this week that they will hold a series of community presentations in coming months to address bullying and issues facing young men at risk.
The state of mental health in the Cayman Islands came under close scrutiny on Saturday, when concerned adults from all walks of life met at the Marriott for the second annual Mental Health Symposium.
Organizers have announced the lineup of speakers for the second annual Youth Mental Health Symposium, which will take place at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Feb. 23.
Island Totes, Dart’s Junior Achievement company, recently completed its immersion into the business world with a sale of 82 tote bags.
When Alex Panton took his own life at age 16, the impact rippled through the community.