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Dr. Allen’s upcoming activities




Dr Allen’s recent activities


World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10, 2017.

Dr. Allen was the Guest Speaker at a Mental Health Symposium hosted by the Kingston Public Hospital (Mental Health Committee) on October 9, 2017. The theme was “ Mental Health in  The Workplace” .

You can take a look at his presentation here. (PDF Copy)

For this their 8th year, Choose Life International (CLI) along with its partners hosted their annual World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar on September 9, 2017 under the theme: “Take a Minute, Change a Life.”.

Dr. E. Anthony Allen presented on the topic: ” Surviving Changes in a Difficult Economic Climate”.

You can access his presentation here. (PDF Copy)


Dr. Allen was the presenter at a Seminar held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 hosted by  The Well of Life Ministries. The theme was focused on : “Serving, Protecting and Reassuring in a Demanding Environment”. 


The United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI) presented their Founders’ Day 2017 Celebrations on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 .

Dr. Allen was the Lecturer and a participant in the Panel Discussion on the subject:

“Back to the Centre – Implications for handling Power, Sex and Money”

This year the UTCWI is celebrating its 51st year as an ecumenical theological institution, training and forming ministers for service in the Caribbean.

You can access a PDF copy of Dr. Allen’s talk here.



Mental Health problems are common within the Caribbean and are listed among the major Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases that account for the majority of deaths in the Caribbean.

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Dr. Allen was one of the presenters at the Mental Health Symposium held at the Micro University College on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

His presentation was focused on how Spirituality promotes Mental Health.










Choose Life International (CLI) presents their annual World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar 2016 under the theme: “Connect, Communicate, Care”. See flyer below for more information.

World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar 2016 Flyer 

You can access Dr. Allen’s presentation here. (PDF Copy)


The Caribbean College of Family Physicians (CCFP), Jamaica Presents – Patient Self-Management Seminar
at MAJ House, 19a Windsor Avenue, Kingston 5

PRESENTER: Dr. Anthony Allen

FOCUS: How to Engage the Patient in Their Own Care – Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Self-care for Wellness.

Presentation includes lecture, PowerPoint presentation, question and answer segments and interactive discussion.

Seminar Hours: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Includes Refreshments.

Date:  August 25, 2016 – Evening Seminar

You can access Dr. Allen’s presentation here. (PDF copy)



  • Dr. Allen continues to build awareness through education as he champions the notion to “Live Balanced through Overcoming and Wellness”.He presented at Seminar to build awareness on Depression:Location:  The Emmanuel Apostolic Assembly
    105e Red Hills Road,
    Kingston 19

Date and Time: June 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Topic: Depression: Cause-Effect-Cure

  • Dr. Allen presented at the Choose Life International (CLI) Seminar and Book Donation Drive  on World  Suicide Prevention Day 2015.


IMG-20150910-02036                     Picture (from left to right): Dr. Ganesh Shetty, Dr. Loraine Barnaby and Dr. Anthony Allen


  • Dr. Allen, one of the “young” people responsible for bringing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Jamaica in 1965, was featured on Connections with Ian Forrest, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2015. You can listen the audio by clicking below.

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Dr. Allen presented the topics:

  • Best Practices in Spirituality and Suicide Prevention.Presented at a seminar in recognition of World Suicide Day, sponsored by Choose Life International Jamaica.  Kingston, Jamaica. September 10, 2014.
  • Adolescent Sexual Health Education at the 40th Annual Dr. Ena Thomas Memorial Lecture & Symposium in Kingston, Jamaica on November 24, 2013.

For persons interested in reading the power point presentation, please click the link below.

Adolescent Sexual Health Education – 20 mins. version


  • Dr. Allen hosted a  group of final year Social Work  students at the Northern Caribbean University on November 7, 2013. The aim of the visit was to conduct an interview and gain insight regarding the  Christian Counselling Perspective.

NCU studentsPicture (from left to right) Andrene Gordon-Ganicks, Jermaine Stewart, Courtnay Steedman, Dr. Allen, Paulette Bepat and Pierrette Pierre.


  • Non-Pharmacological Intervention & Caregivers’ Management in Dementia  at the Dementia Caregiver’s workshop  in Kingston Jamaica on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

For persons interested in reading the PowerPoint Presentation, please click link below:


  • SuicideTalk (as) Therapy for Suicide Prevention at a seminar in recognition of World Suicide Day, sponsored by the Choose Life International Jamaica in Kingston Jamaica on September 10, 2013.


  • Mental Wellness and the Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the West Indies Clinical Conference of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists District IV in  Kingston, Jamaica on April 13, 2013.

For persons interested in reading the PowerPoint Presentation, please click link below:

MENTAL WELLNESS for the obs-gyn specialist


  •  Motivational Interviewing and Lifestyle Change at the regional annual conference of the Caribbean College of the Family Practitioners (CCFP) under the theme “Conquering Chronic Diseases” in Kingston, Jamaica on February 2013.




  • Motivational Interviewing : An approach in Tobacco Cessation Intervention at the Association of the General Practitioners of Jamaica Clinical Skills Workshop on “Understanding Behaviour Change and Motivational Interviewing” in Kingston, Jamaica in February 2013.


  • Smoking: Mindset and Ways Towards Lifestyle Change at the Jamaica Cancer Society, Lung Cancer Awareness Month Public Forum in Kingston Jamaica in September 2012.


  • Suicide: The Church Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope at a seminar in recognition of World Suicide Day, sponsored by the Choose Life International Jamaica in Kingston Jamaica on September 10, 2012.


Dr. Allen’s Community Involvement

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