Are Mental Health Days More Necessary In This Digital Age?

Have you ever gotten up after your alarm went off, put the covers back over your head and decide that you can’t face the work day?  Have you ever sat at your desk and felt overwhelmed with all that you have to do?  Did you ever stop to think about why that might be?  Some... Continue Reading →

Beaded Bracelets Support Community Service Trip

Project Promise, a local non-profit on St. Croix, is calling on the community to support its newest endeavor and help send its students on a service road trip across the U.S. One of Project Promise’s flagship programs is the The Caterpillar Project (TCP), a program that will follow the students through their school years, and... Continue Reading →

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Address Mental Health System Deficiencies

  Senator Kurt Vialetis the sponsor of a bill that would address one of the challenges facing the U.S. Virgin Islands’ mental health care system.  The former chair of the senate committee on Health and Hospitals in the 31stLegislatureis proposing bill number 33-0024, an act to require the Department of Human Servicesand the Department of... Continue Reading →

Help For Mental Health Is Available

  The United States Virgin Islands (USVI)is a melting pot with its diverse people and rich culture.  But like many other places, it too has its challenges.  One of those challenges, is mental health and the limited resources available to those needing help.  Currently, the Virgin Islands’ Department of Healthserves as the main government agency... Continue Reading →

Police Training Will Aid VI’s Mental Health System

The mental health system in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI)has its challenges. One of these include a lack of facilities for people with behavioral issues.  Recently, local lawmakers have been shining the light on the inadequacies of the local mental health system, which sometimes includes police response to people experiencing behavioral episodes. USVI Deputy Police Commissioner... Continue Reading →

It’s Slow Going, But Mental Health Is Moving Forward

Members of the Virgin Islands’ community affected by the lack of mental health care services in the Territory want to see improvements to the system, and one local resident is hopeful that that change is on the way.  St. Croix resident “Jen” says her brother is doing okay right now, but that wasn’t always the... Continue Reading →

Through Her Non-Profit, Virginia Clairmont Strives to Keep Her Town Clean

Virginia Clairmont has been on a mission to clean the streets of Frederiksted....literally.  For the last several years through her non-profit, Clean Sweep Frederiksted, she has galvanized hundreds of volunteers to action, to clean up the St. Croix town of Frederiksted, one corner at a time. For the Earth Day recognitions in April, Clairmont has... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Top Priority for Lawmakers; Forum Draws Advocates, Community

ST. CROIX – Dozens of people attended a mental health forum Thursday, hosted by two freshman senators from the St. Croix district who have vowed to make mental health a priority during their terms. Senator Allison deGazon and Senator Oakland Benta, chair of the senate committee on Health, Hospitals and Human Services, offered the town... Continue Reading →

Emmanuella Perez-Cassius On Helping Today’s Youth Emmanuella Perez-Cassius has always loved working with children.  She has four of her own, and she will tell anyone that being a mother has defined her calling to help young people.  “You know I started really early in motherhood, and at first I didn’t embrace it, but once I embraced motherhood, it gave me... Continue Reading →

Little League Baseball Returns to St. Croix Little League Baseball returned to St. Croix on Saturday when the Elmo Plaskett Little League Eastorganization kicked off Opening Day with a parade and three games.   Dozens of people lined the streets to see the Little League teams walk from Fort Christiansvaernto the David C. Canegata Ball Parkto see baseball and softball played on... Continue Reading →

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