SUICIDE IS NEVER THE ANSWER.

Suicide DOES NOT

help, IT HURTS!
it is COMPLETELY
PREVENTABLE.

There are ALWAYS options.

COUNSELING
SERVICES

CLINIC SERVICES

Relationship
Family
Lifeskills

Adolescent
Sexuality
Gender Based

Violence


Sexual Abuse






If you are experiencing difficulty:





Reach out for help
Tell someone how you're feeling
Talk to a professional
Talk to a Peer Counselor
Call the GRPA counseling hotline
Call a suicide hotline

HELP NUMBERS

GRPA HOTLINE: 225-6493
SUICIDE HELP LINE: 223-0009
223-0001

HIV Counselling and Testing
Sexually Transmitted
Infections (STIs) Screening,
Counselling and treatment
Cancer Services
• Cervical (VIA, Pap Smear)
• Breast Examination
• Prostate (PSA test)
• Testicular Examination
Family Planning, including
Contraceptives
Termination of Pregnancy
Gynaecology Examinations
and Consultations
General Health Services
Blood Grouping
Diabetes Screening
Laboratory Services
Ultrasound
Youth & Family Friendly
Space
And MUCH MORE

visit us at
70 Quamina Street, South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown,
tele: 225-3286 | 225-6493
info@grpa.org.gy
website: www.grpa.org.gy
#grpa_rights |

CARE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

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Embrace this time of your life.
The thrill of life is unmatched.

Through
awareness,
education,
and
healthcare services provided in a confidential
and non-judgmental environment, we
promote individual choice, family planning,
safe sexual and reproductive decisions, and
enhanced Sexual and Reproductive Health
and Rights (SRHR).

BE A
Social

Suicide
Alert

Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association
is an NGO dedicated to the positive Sexual
and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
of the people of Guyana.

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Well being

At every stage in life
we need to care for
our wellbeing
#grpa_rights |

Guyana Responsible
Parenthood Association

Adolescence is
a time of growth &
change

During adolescence, emotional changes can
come when least expected. As you grow and
mature, it is normal to experience different
types of emotional distress.

Become a
and
embrace your mental

health just as much as
your physical health
Emotional distress can come from a variety
of
unprovoked
sources,
including
discrimination at home, at school, in the
community and even intimate relationships.
These kinds of pressures can negatively
affect your mood, stress level, actions,
thoughts and ability to cope with life.
Learning to handle adversities is important
because constant emotional distress and
pressure can lead to negative thoughts,
depression and suicide.

How can
You help?

Do you think
Are you or someonesomeone
you know
you know is
experiencing difficulties?
experiencing
difficulties?
Here are some signs you
should be looking for:
1.
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3.
4.
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6.
7.
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13.

Changes in eating or sleeping habits
Constant stress
Mood swings
Changes in academic performance
Constantly worried or anxious
Refusal to interact with people or
take part in social activities
Frequent complaints about pain or
not feeling well
Difficulty with concentration
Acting out sexually
Constantly confrontational
Use of alcohol or drugs
Low self-esteem

Promoting
Positive
Wellbeing

BE A

BOOST your wellbeing and
stay mentally healthy

Here are a few simple steps
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It is important that persons seek
professional help if these signs
persist.

If you notice someone acting different, reach out to
them. It will make a difference.

7.

8.

9.

With support from family, friends and the community, 10.
we can all embrace a healthier state of mind.

Connect with others
Take time to enjoy activities, hobbies
and projects
Treat yourself well. Be active and eat
well
Participate and share interests
Contribute to your community
Volunteer or help someone
Challenge yourself! Learn a new skill
or take on a challenge to meet a
goal
Deal with stress. Be aware of what
triggers your stress and how you
react
Take a moment to notice your
senses each day. Simply ‘be’ in
the moment
Keep a journal
Ask for help