Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Psychologist: Look beyond the police

Date:

Share post:

BARBADOS may have to look at having people other than police officers given the authority to remove people from the streets who are harming themselves or a threat to others.

The suggestion has come from clinical psychologist Dr Marcus Lashley, as he joined head of the Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness (BAEH), Kemar Saffrey, to discuss mental health issues and the homeless on June 28, on Brass Tacks Sunday on Starcom Network.

Lashley, a former chair of the Mental Health Commission, said some people believed it should not be left to the police alone.

“I know we had made the recommendation, but it was not executed, but I think we now have to possibly go back to the drawing board and have that discussion again. (TG)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Port of Spain General Hospital NICU baby death toll jumps to 18

Port of Spain - Two weeks after the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) announced that seven babies...

Sir David’s defence

Sir David Simmons, chairman of the Law Reform Commission, took on critics of the contentious Cybercrime Bill on...

Prescod: Don’t pay Drax a cent

Government would be wrong to pay the controversial Drax family $8 million to acquire the St George estate’s...

Fashion designer Nancy Gonzalez jailed for smuggling crocodile handbags into US

A celebrity handbag designer whose products have been used by Britney Spears and on Sex And The City...