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This is extremely unhealthy because if the entire nation sees mental health as being inferior to physical health, the suicide rate would only accelerate. Guyana has a very small population, and just as a family history of suicide leads to more suicides, suicide in such a small community will likely also lead to an increase in suicides.
In conclusion, the researcher initially saw the efforts being made to combat the high suicide rate in the country as inadequate. However, after detailed research, she was able to learn about both major and minor projects initiated to dilute the suicide rate in Guyana. However, most of these projects focus on combatting suicide instead of preventing it. These mindsets will truly only fight suicide attempts of individuals who appear suicidal. What about those suicide victims with no obvious signs of suicide? Instead, major organisations should focus on the pillar of thought of individuals. Educating individuals about the wrongs of committing suicide will go a further way than educating them about ‘the subtle signs and signals that suicidal people give off in order to help them”. When individuals are aware of the wrong things about committing suicide including the hurt they put their families and friends through when they do so, they will more likely avoid suicide when faced with a problem and instead, seek for help. Individuals in Guyana who rely significantly on religious solutions to mental health problems should be educated on the biological and psychological contribution to these mental illnesses instead. In this way, they will realize the importance of counselling, guidance and psychological/psychiatric facilities. Future research should be done to explore the effects of introducing guidance and counselling to Guyanese as this may be the road to demoting the suicide rate in Guyana.

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