MENTAL HEALTH SERIES
Renew Your Mind
Protecting Your Mental Health
Mental Illness is real.
Many are silently struggling with depression, anxiety, displaced aggression, unhealthy thought patterns, and many more may not have a diagnosed illness, but are stressed and suffering daily.
"Stress" is the word of the day. It's a part of life. There's a seemingly never-ending list of stressors and triggers wherever we look. How we respond to our stressors is what makes the difference between *managing stress* and *being stressed*; between being in good mental health and struggling with mental health issues. Our mental health is daily affected by our responses to life experiences.
"I'm losing my mind!"
"This/You're driving me crazy!"
"I'm close to the edge!"
Any of these statements sound familiar? If you've thought or uttered any of these (or similar) sentiments, you are not alone. More importantly, there is help.
What can I do?
How can I cope?
CORE Wellness TT collaborated with five professionals to answer these questions; more specifically,
"What are some practical ways I can protect my mental health?"
We present our Online Mental Health Series,
“Renew Your Mind: Protecting Your Mental Health”
It is our hope that this series will educate and empower you to practise mindfulness, and develop healthful habits for your mental well-being.
Check out our short but potent pieces with useful tips you can begin implementing immediately. If you know someone who might need this a little more than others, share it with them so we can reach as many persons as possible.
Let's Protect our Mental Health!
Kershelle Barker, MPH, CPT
Founder & Head Trainer
CORE Wellness TT
Kershelle Barker is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, Public Health Consultant and Founder of CORE Wellness TT. She holds a BSc. (Hons) in Biology from Andrews University, and a Master of Public Health Degree in Health Policy & Administration from St. George's University.
When she's not helping her clients achieve their health and fitness goals, she is busy with her other business of Graphic Design, Editing, and Social Media Marketing & Branding for several other businesses. She also enjoys working with youth, and as such, founded a Non-Profit Organisation for Youth Development in 2012.
Kershelle wears many hats and shares many passions, the greatest of which is spreading the Health Message.
1 (868) 270-3809
TIME IN NATURE
PEACEFUL ALONE TIME
SPIRITUALITY & FAITH
HUMAN CONNECTION & SUPPORT
Meet the Professionals who have contributed to the Renew Your Mind Health Series
Alina S. Williams, PsyD
Dr. Alina Williams is a Clinical Psychologist at the Scarborough General Hospital, as well as an Adjunct Lecturer at COSTAATT, where she has lectured in the psychology degree programme for the past 7 years.
She is an avid reader, aiming for 25-30 books per year and a fitness enthusiast, having been an athlete and footballer. She enjoys travelling, and has visited over 20 countries ranging from Caribbean islands such as Barbados, St. Lucia, and Grenada to as far as India, Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea.
Her aim is to raise the awareness of mental health and stress-related disorders in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean by extension.
1 (868) 288-4008
Crystal Benjamin, PhD, CFLE-P
Enriched Life Limited
Dr. Crystal Benjamin is the witty relationship educator and CEO of Enriched Life Limited, the premier relationship education company in the Caribbean. Dr. Benjamin has been working with individuals, couples, families and groups for over 8 years and has a profound understanding of family science and the skills needed to foster healthy relationships.
Through facilitating workshops, coaching and counselling clients she has witnessed lives being transformed in as little as one session; her clients have been able to successfully overcome negative relationship cycles, implement personal boundaries, identify unique skills, take steps to improve their marriage and pursue happiness.
Kareina Mohammed, BSc., MSc. (cand.)
BSc. Psychology, MSc. Sociology (cand.)
Kareina Mohammed is passionate about God, life and human connections. She enjoys spending time with her loved ones, socializing, playing football and swimming. She believes that an individual should lead a balanced life and endeavors to do such.
She owns and operates Graphikos TT, a graphic design and print business which was officially opened in 2017. With regard to her academic qualifications, she studied Psychology at the Undergraduate level at The University of the Southern Caribbean and is currently pursuing a Post Graduate degree in Sociology at the University of the West Indies.
Mellissa Browne, BSc., MSc. (cand.)
Abyssinian Browne & Associates Consulting Agency
Mellissa Browne spent 14 years in the U.S. and upon returning to Trinidad, earned a BSc. in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her MSc. in Counseling Psychology as she is driven by the passion to eliminate prejudices and perceptions among women and children.
In 2017, she founded her own company, Abyssinian Browne and Associates Consulting Agency. She also appeared on “The Leshana's Before and After Show" as the in-house Counselor.
In the near future, she will host “Formation,” a program geared toward creating entrepreneurship in Single Female Parents and supporting their dependents through workshops in Parenting, Time Management, Money Management, After School Home Work and an Extracurricular Activities Center. This is part of a joint effort to eliminate juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancies, STDs and HIV rates amongst our youth.
1 (868) 316-3578
Petra V. Ramsubhag, MSc., BSc. (Hons)
Petra Ramsubhag is a Clinical Psychologist predominantly working with St. Dominic’s Children’s Home. She conducts individual and group therapy sessions with the children at the institution, all of whom have either been physically, emotionally or verbally abused and/or neglected.
Her sessions are grounded in the tenets of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but are inclusive of play therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy, and sand tray therapy, while being trauma informed. She is passionate about working with children and adolescents as she sees them as the true change agents for the future and a daily reminder to be grateful for life’s blessings.
1 (868) 625-7081/ 624-7882 ext 147