Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 20th 2017 Contents Last year around this
time the country lost
a young mother to
suicide. She jumped
to her death while on
vacation. If ever there
was a silver lining to be found
was the awareness that the news
brought to mental illness and
post-partum depression. YANA
TT was formed and has since
made several strides in support-
ing those with mental illness.
CARE stood in solidarity with
YANA TT on International Aware-
ness Day 2016, where brave
moms and dads told their stories
in hope that it would help break
the stigma attached to mental
illness and those suffering in si-
lence would know "You Are Not
Statistics show that during the
months of awareness, suicides
tend to increase. It's a catch 22
really---how do we raise aware-
ness without triggering those that
I thought it itting to post the ar-
ticle I published on my personal
blog last year in hope that even
more people receive life-saving
information. Here is the infor-
mation your loved ones suffering
would need you to know:
I need you to know
BY MARSHA L RILEY
If my post-partum depression
has developed into post-partum
psychosis I will not be aware.
My brain pattern will no longer
look normal and I will no longer
be able to reach out for help even
if I wanted to.
At this stage I will be depending
on those around me to know.
This is what I need you to know:
• Is there a history of mental
illness (am I genetically inclined)
• Is my environment condu-
cive to this developing (eg Have
I experienced a death or job loss
or something else in addition to
being a new mom)
straight out in a gentle loving
manner if I am thinking of suicide
entertain me and humour me for
a little while longer, and then ask
me how I think I'd do it.
• If I have actually thought of a
plan then I need you to know that
I'm a very high risk.
• If you notice sudden changes
in my appetite and if I have missed
a straight 24 hours of sleep. I need
you to lovingly watch over me. I
need you to clear away the cords,
the knives, and the medicine cab-
inet... Clean out the house com-
• I depend on you at this point.
I AM NO LONGER IN CONTROL.
• And finally, if I am normally
an impulsive person then that
may be the only regular thing
about me at this stage, which will
further add to me making a rash
decision that will never be able to
I DEPEND ON YOU. SO I NEED
YOU TO KNOW FROM ALL NOW.
If you love me, please be in the
know, because if ever I have a
baby again and if ever I develop
depression and if ever that de-
pression morphs into psychosis.
By the time you ind out the infor-
mation you need to know...it will
be too late.
As a society we can help by
just knowing the facts. Learn the
When it is happening it will be
too late at that point to go ind
Join me on Facebook live to-
night at nine where we will dis-
cuss this further.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPost) wishes to advise
the public of the opening of three new Franchises in the following areas:
• Princes Town
TTPost also wishes to advise the public of changes
to its services e ective Tuesday 26th September 2017:
• BELMONT: Delivery of Out-of-Postal Mail and Social Welfare cheques available at TTPost Belmont, 101
Belmont Circular Road, Belmont, Monday to Friday 7.00am -- 3.00pm.
• CARENAGE: Full postal services, inclusive of delivery of Out-of-Postal Mail and Social Welfare cheques,
available at our new Franchise located within 7 to 7 Hardware Limited, 95A Western Main Road,
Carenage, Monday to Saturday 7.00am -- 7.00pm.
• NEW GRANT - Delivery of Out-of-Postal Mail and Social Welfare cheques available at TTPost New Grant,
5 Seecharan Street, New Grant, Monday to Friday 7.00am -3.00pm.
• PRINCES TOWN – Full Postal services, inclusive of delivery of Out-of-Postal Mail and Social Welfare
cheques, available at our new Franchise located within Courts (Unicomer) Railway & High Street Princes
Town, Monday to Friday 8.00am -- 5.00pm and Saturday 8.00am -- 3.00pm.
• CUREPE – Full Postal Services, inclusive of delivery of Out-of-Postal Mail and Social Welfare cheques,
now available at our new Franchise located within Academic Plus, 59 Eastern Main Road, Curepe,
Monday to Friday 9.00am -5.00pm.
For more information please visit our website www.ttpost.net or call 800-POST (7678).
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