National Center for Mental Health - updates

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NCMH records spike in mental health consults during coronavirus lockdown

Jun 08, 2020 - 10:53 PM

National Center for Mental Health psychiatrist Bernard Argamosa says their crisis hotline received an average of 30 to 35 calls per day and 400 calls per month during the lockdown

QUARANTINE. Commuters enter Metro Manila through the community quarantine control point at the Susana Heights-SLEX exit during the Metro Manila lockdown on March 16, 2020. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

62 staff, 13 psychiatric patients of NCMH infected with coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020 - 6:40 PM

According to the Department of Health, 4 employees and one patient have recovered from the virus

NCMH exec behind 'exposé' reassigned to Las Piñas drug rehab center

Apr 15, 2020 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) The move comes after the exec made headlines speaking out about the hospital's non-response to the coronavirus pandemic

Photo from the National Center for Mental Health Facebook page

NCMH chief gags exec over hospital's coronavirus response

Apr 09, 2020 - 7:00 AM

National Center for Mental Health chief administrative officer Clarita Avila has told the media that there are dozens of confirmed coronavirus cases in the hospital but they lack personal protective equipment and medical supplies

Photo from the National Center for Mental Health Facebook page

What it’s like going for a consultation at the National Center for Mental Health

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:33 PM

The place they call 'sa loob' is one of the most affordable places to go for psychiatric consultations

PEACE AND QUIET. The mental health institution located in Mandaluyong provides affordable psychiatric consultation services for people who have mental health conditions. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Man kills wife, grandson, self inside Nat'l Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong

May 10, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Police say the 88-year-old man and his wife were visiting their grandson at the mental health facility when the incident happened

National Center for Mental Health crisis hotline now open

May 02, 2019 - 2:45 PM

'The hotline aims to send a message to those with mental health issues that they are not alone. It's okay to not be okay,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

Ubial: Don't be indifferent to people with depression

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:24 PM

That I think is a society that will harbor increasing rates of depression – yung dinededma natin yung ating mga kasama says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial on World Health Day

'LET'S TALK.' Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial and Health Spokesperson Eric Tayag speak about depression on World Health Day. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DOH to create hotline for mental health assistance

Jul 11, 2016 - 7:47 PM

HOPELINE Project a 24 7 crisis support hotline for depression and suicide prevention aims to connect people experiencing deep emotional crisis to counselors and psychologists who can provide mental health first aid

Indicted gov't official with dementia seeks acquittal

May 27, 2014 - 11:36 PM

The former finance department official is indicted for a 1995 scam to siphon off government funds through fake certificates intended for tax refunds

WHO: Mental health problems emerging in Yolanda-hit areas

May 10, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Common mental health problems after disasters include post traumatic stress disorder depression and anxiety They manifest 3 6 months after a disaster

How schools can help kids heal from disaster trauma

Nov 28, 2013 - 5:49 PM

Conduct play and art therapy as well as psychological first aid experts say Teachers should get debriefing first so they can help take care of the kids

Mental health, infections main concerns in Tacloban City

Nov 13, 2013 - 5:16 PM

Government and volunteer doctors have started getting reports of diarrhea cases too

Doctors in disasters

Feb 17, 2013 - 5:38 PM

After a disaster strikes survivors need not just food and houses but also an ear that listens