Rappler's latest stories on mental health in the Philippines
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
(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
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
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.
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'
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?
'We effectively dismiss their ideas at a time when we should be cultivating their dreams, empowering their choices, and guiding their trajectory'
'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
The 36-year-old actress and mental health advocate wishes to put her BS Psychology degree to good use after graduation
You are not alone. You do not deserve to be judged, hurt, or be called derogatory names. You deserve to belong and be acknowledged.
They include cops who belong to broken families, says Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao
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
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
The Philippines is home to over 100 million Filipinos yet there are only 690 psychiatrists and around 1 000 nurses working in psychiatric care