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Shayal Devi
Thursday, September 04, 2014

LACK of proper counselling rooms and trained staff are some problems faced by the Lautoka Hospital Stress Management Ward when managing parasuicide cases.

Speaking at an Empower Pacific seminar for World Suicide Prevention Day in Lautoka yesterday, Stress Management Ward's Dr Victor Wasson said they needed a counselling room for confidentiality purposes.

"Unfortunately in our stress ward, we have no proper rooms for interviewing so therapy, counselling and interviewing is conducted in one room," he said.

Their location on the fourth floor of the hospital was also a factor but Dr Wasson said they were hopeful of seeing some changes.

He said they recommended a separate room be built for counselling.

Dr Wasson also said some people were unable to seek medical help because they faced financial constraints and transportation problems.

"Some don't have time to make it to the hospital and a few of them actually don't care about their loved ones."

World Suicide Prevention Day will be celebrated on September 10.








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