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What happens when police get basic understanding of drug addiction?

Jun 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

When cops learn about the effects of drugs on users mental health they are kind with the mentally ill they refer them correctly for rehabilitation

File photo of police officers from Rappler

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an understanding that other countries had in the 1970s says a psychologist

Inside the brain of a drug user

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction

Aug 18, 2016 - 4:12 PM

But with more drug users surrendering by the day government cannot afford to tarry in providing much needed interventions for Filipinos who ve made the first step away from drugs

REHABILITATION. Filipino suspected drug users and pushers participate in exercises after voluntarily surrendering in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2016. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

WATCH: Stars appeal for passage of a mental health law

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Jasmine Curtis Smith Ian Veneracion Angel Aquino and more appear in PSA videos for the Philippine Psychiatric Association s call for the passage of a mental health law

Advocates push for comprehensive PH mental health law

Oct 29, 2015 - 5:36 PM

The Philippines is home to over 100 million Filipinos yet there are only 690 psychiatrists and around 1 000 nurses working in psychiatric care

PH doctors say no to medical marijuana bill

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Medical groups oppose House Bill 4477 which they say is contrary to the policy of the state to safeguard the well being of its citizenry

DOCTORS SAY NO. Medical doctors led by Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dra. Minerva Calimag show the signed joint statement of the medical community opposing the proposed House Bill 4477 or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill, which allows the use of medicinal marijuana in the country. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How to spot suicidal tendencies in your loved ones

Sep 09, 2014 - 7:06 PM

As World Suicide Prevention Day is observed September 10, psychiatrists stress the need to dispel myths about suicide and to use media to help vulnerable individuals

Pork barrel guilt, sick pols, and other Miriam jokes

Jan 22, 2014 - 9:37 AM

She'd rather be with psychiatrists than – her joke goes – the majority of mentally ill politicians who do not take their medication

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

Mandatory conference tackles 'Ryzza Mae Dizon Matter'

Sep 05, 2013 - 9:30 PM

MTRCB secures guarantee to ensure the rights and dignity of child star

'THE RYZZA MAE DIZON MATTER.' In the center of child-rights controversy. Photo from her Facebook

The whys of suicide

Mar 23, 2013 - 9:15 PM

Families should provide a support system It is the best deterrent to suicide