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Friday, May 29, 2020

Health & Wellness

Disaster Distress Helpline Provides Post Hurricane Crisis Counseling

The Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects prior to and after such severe storm activity.

NAMI Offers Free Mental Health Peer Support Biweekly by Conference Call

The public is invited to join the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) free biweekly conference call at 3 p.m. on every second and fourth Tuesday.

Urgent Care Facility Coming to St. Croix

The agreement solidifies their affiliation and licenses the Baptist Health International brand for an urgent care center on St. Croix, which is expected to open during the fourth quarter of 2019.

Paradise Chiropractic Slates ‘Healthy Families Power Talk’

Paradise Chiropractic and Wellness Center holds monthly informational health talks and a free dinner that are open to the public. This month the center is focusing on Healthy Families.

Nelson to Host Medical Cannabis Conference

Commissioner of Agriculture Positive T.A. Nelson will hold a conference Saturday as the territory prepares for the rollout of medical marijuana. The Medical Cannabis Conference – CannaVal – will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the St. Croix Educational Complex.

Open forum: Peer Support Offers Hope to Those With Mental Illnesses

Abigail Cyntje writes that many Virgin Islanders like herself suffer in silence with mental illness and have no knowledge of vital services that could connect them with advocates in the territory, such as the NAMI STAR Center.

Biweekly Mental Health Peer Support Workshop Offers Free Conference Calls

A free Mental Health Peer Support Workshop will hold a live peer support workshop conference call every second and fourth Tuesday at 3 p.m. Learn about mental health peer support.

Department of Health Now Has New Hours for Office of Vital Records and Statistics

The Office of Vital Records and Statistics has announced it has changed its regular office hours and now offers services to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Gives $300,000 Grant to V.I.

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Virgin Islands Department of Health.
National HVI Testing Day

Department of Health Urges Testing on National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment.

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