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Jessica Whyte, a licensed mental health counselor at J.W. Behavioral Center in Charlotte Amalie, is conducting a women’s groups to address issues such as depression and other mental health concerns in our community.

Depression Can Have Many Causes, Many Symptoms, but There Is Help

More than 300 million people worldwide are suffering from depression, according to the World Health Organization's 2018 statistics. While depression is a common mental illness that affects both men and women, it is more common in women.

CACAF Gives RLS Support for Dialysis Unit

The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation Inc., (CACAF) presented a check for $5,000 to help survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

NEHA to Launch Post-Hurricane Health, Child Care and Safety Work Partnerships

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has announced it is launching a series of post-hurricane projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and parts of the U.S. mainland.

BCB Donates $1,000 for Breast Cancer Support to East End Medical Center

The BCB school family wore pink in support of breast cancer awareness and assembled outside the auditorium to mark the occasion.

Red Cross Launches Online First Aid Course for Opioid Overdoses

The 45-minute course contains content on how to identify the signs and symptoms of a suspected opioid overdose and the appropriate care to provide.

East End Medical Center Foundation Postpones 2018 Relay for Life to January

Members of the foundation board and the event planning committee decided an extension will give participants an opportunity to build more teams and meet fundraising goals.

‘Bling Bling Bras’ to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Patient

The ladies of the Caribbean Palm Bonnets, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, are again raising money for a local, uninsured breast cancer patient with their display of "Bling Bling Bras."

Feds Award East End Medical Center Almost $600,000

The funds will be used to replace and upgrade equipment that will enable the health center to continue providing primary health care services as part of recovery after hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

Feds Award Disaster Recovery Grants to V.I. Health Centers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants totaling more than $1.2 million to support the Frederiksted Health Care Center on St. Croix and the East End Medical Center on St. Thomas.
Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital

Local Professionals Earn Nationally Recognized Certifications in Healthcare

Laura Forbes and Jacintha Stephen, both employees at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center on St Croix, recently received certifications from nationally recognized healthcare improvement organizations.

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