mental health in the Philippines - updates

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PH Army opens mental health center for soldiers

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:04 PM

Nearly two months since the killing of war-traumatized soldier Winston Ragos, the Philippine Army sets up a mental health and resilience program for its troops

GRIEVING. Merlyn Ragos (C), mother of the late Corporal Winston Ragos, joins the Philippine Army in launching its mental health center for soldiers in Taguig City. Photo from the Philippine Army

Can PH cope? Mental illness cases tipped to surge during pandemic

Apr 06, 2020 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) 'If you look at the composition of psychiatrists in the Philippines, there are only 600 for a population of over 100 million. 400 of those are in Metro Manila,' says psychiatrist Dr Angelo Jesus Arias

[OPINION] Erased suicides: The game of shame-and-blame must stop

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:00 PM

When we collectively refuse to acknowledge the epidemic of suicides, we become complicit in perpetuating shame, stigma, and blame on the people we need to help

[OPINION] Christmas isn't necessarily merry for people with depression and anxiety

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The family unit – more so the Filipino family – is a complicated creature, and whether or not we want to admit it, not all issues can be wrapped in sparkly paper and topped with a festive bow.

[OPINION] I’m an aspiring mental health professional, but sometimes I need help too

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:56 AM

Mental health professional Eric Beeson states, 'We’re all a few life experiences away from a major mental health crisis whether we like to admit it or not'

PODCAST: Battling depression and anxiety

Jul 24, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The majority of people know at least one person who may be dealing with a mental health illness or even unstable mental health. But what do we really know about it?

[OPINION] Lies we tell our students

May 21, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'We effectively dismiss their ideas at a time when we should be cultivating their dreams, empowering their choices, and guiding their trajectory'

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

Jodi Sta Maria on mental health: ‘I pray to put up a clinic to help people’

May 01, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The 36-year-old actress and mental health advocate wishes to put her BS Psychology degree to good use after graduation

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[OPINION] Shame is not my name

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:56 AM

You are not alone. You do not deserve to be judged, hurt, or be called derogatory names. You deserve to belong and be acknowledged.

Most erring cops have family problems – Napolcom

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:35 AM

They include cops who belong to broken families, says Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao

'FAMILY PROBLEMS'. Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao speaks to reporters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Philippines' suicide hotline draws flak for alleged inaccessibility

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:55 PM

While Hopeline says callers may experience a busy line during peak hours it clarifies that the hotline is 24 7 and that responders are well trained

Talking about depression in PH: Nothing unusual about it

Dec 12, 2015 - 10:42 PM

De stigmatizing mental health issues is our first step as a community For those going through depression it s about having the courage to not be ashamed

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