Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Luke Browne, says the government is placing important emphasis on addressing mental health issues among the population in St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

Addressing a symposium yesterday to mark World Mental Health Day, which is observed each year on October 10 Minister Browne commended the Department of Mental Health for its commitment and progress towards dealing with mental health issues.

He said his Ministry is continuing its thrust towards making the necessary steps in addressing Mental Illness in this country.

In pointing to the theme “Mental Health Illness in the Workplace,” Minister Browne added that there are a number of factors that can adversely affect the Mental Health of any individual.

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