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DOH Addresses Residents’ Concerns About Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Some Virgin Islands residents have expressed concern about a rare mosquito-borne illness called Eastern equine encephalitis, also known as Triple E or EEE, that is currently affecting certain areas of the United States.

Department of Health Advises on Best Practices After Hurricane

The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) provides the following recommendations to help residents stay safe and healthy as the territory recovers from Hurricane Dorian.

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.

EMS Ambulances Stationed at Brown Sr. Fire Station While Schneider Undergoes Repairs

Fire Service Director Daryl George said he expects the repairs at Schneider Medical Center will take a few weeks to complete, and during that time, St. Thomas EMS will continue to operate out of the Omar Brown Fire Station.

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.
Positive T.A. Nelson is sworn in as agriculture commissioner in March. (File photo)

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.

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