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Unite BVI launches mental health support video series

-series looking to shed light on local mental health issues during COVID-19 pandemic
Local foundation Unite BVI has launched a mental health support video series entitled, “Overcoming Together, Wellness Through Uncertainty” via a partnership with Psychotherapist Kelly Bos, to explore mental health issues challenging VI residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Youtube
In session one of the series launched on Thursday, November 12, 2020, on YouTube, Mrs Bos interviewed several persons in the Virgin Islands on their personal and professional experiences with the pandemic, their coping strategies and advice for others. Photo: Youtube
In session one of the series launched on Thursday, November 12, 2020, on YouTube, Mrs Bos interviewed several persons in the Virgin Islands on their personal and professional experiences with the pandemic, their coping strategies and advice for others. Photo: Youtube
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local foundation, Unite BVI has launched a mental health support video series entitled, “Overcoming Together, Wellness Through Uncertainty,” via a partnership with Psychotherapist Kelly Bos, to explore mental health issues challenging VI residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foundation Manager Ms Lauren Keil said, “Unite BVI funded the series to shed light on some of the mental health issues that Virgin Islands residents may be facing as a result of the pandemic, and to provide supportive resources and advice from mental health professionals and respected members of our community.”

Spotlight on Mental Health during COVID-19 pandemic

In session one of the series launched Thursday, November 12, 2020 on YouTube, Mrs Bos interviewed several persons in the Virgin Islands on their personal and professional experiences with the pandemic, their coping strategies and advice for others. 

Some interviewees include Dr Virginia Rubaine, Sharia de Castro, Stacy Mather, Terri Benjamin, Kristin Frazer, Dr Mike Turnbull, Henderson Tittle, Sarah Penney, and Greg George.

Mrs Bos said that BVI residents have faced a lot of uncertainty due to the hurricanes and floods of 2017 and the 2020 pandemic.

“As I interviewed these amazing experts I was reminded of the strength and solidarity people show in hard times. Each of these individuals had their own stress, loss and unknowns, but acted as helpers and pivoted their plans to find ways to help the community at large.”

Overcoming mental health issue 

“I hope the series provides those watching with validation for the difficulties experienced collectively, practical tips to implement in their lives, and inspiration to continue to overcome together,” Mrs Bos said.

Unite BVI describes itself as a not-for-profit organization with a mission to bridge resources and needs through trusted partnerships for the benefit of BVI communities and environmental conservation.

It also has a vision is to create opportunities that inspire and empower a generation of world-changers, starting in the Virgin Islands. 

To view the series, persons can visit UNITE BVI’s Facebook page via www.facebook.com/unitebviofficial or stream via Youtube.  

 

3 Responses to “Unite BVI launches mental health support video series”

  • asking for a friend (14/11/2020, 03:08) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who are these people? What are their motives?
  • @ asking for a friend (14/11/2020, 11:32) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    People who talk a good talk but when it comes down to it are not authentic


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