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Ferguson wants more mental health research done

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2013 | 7:43 AM

Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, has called for wider dialogue on the issue of mental health and the search for solutions.

He says the society has opted to negate the existence of mental health issues only to have them confront us from time to time with devastating consequences.

Ferguson argues that the search for solutions must therefore include a search for a better understanding of the manifestations and coping mechanisms.

The Minister’s remarks were delivered by Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Dr Maureen Irons-Morgan, at the World Mental Health Day symposium held in St Andrew this week.


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