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Rappler's latest stories on mental illness


WHO recognizes 'compulsive sexual behavior' as mental disorder

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:55 PM

But the World Health Organization stops short of lumping the condition together with addictive behaviors like substance abuse or gambling

No rescue for Dakar's homeless and mentally ill

Jul 09, 2018 - 10:07 AM

Papa Mamadou Diagne, a sociologist, writes, there are 'no official numbers' but 'the number of mentally-ill people on the streets of Dakar is on the rise'

HOMELESS. Senegalese professor in psychiatry and head of the mental health division at the Senegalese ministry Aida Sylla, talks to a patient at the Fann hospital on July 6, 2018 in Dakar. Photo by Seyllou/AFP

How these millennials are fighting mental illness with art, Scripture

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Representing the Philippines, the team of Where There Is Hope will be highlighting their advocacy for mental health awareness at the United Nations Youth Assembly this coming August

Janet Jackson reveals 'intense' battle with depression

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:11 AM

The singer tells Essence magazine that she has found joy after giving birth to her son Eissa last year

Singer/songwriter Janet Jackson attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards 2018 at the MGM Grand Resort International on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada / AFP PHOTO / LISA O'CONNOR

[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.

PhilHealth should cover psychiatric consultation fees – Angara

Jun 10, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The recent deaths of food journalist Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade have sparked calls to strengthen mental health policies worldwide

CONSULT. Seeking the help of trained professionals is an important step in the early prevention and treatment of mentail illness.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 7, 2018

Jun 07, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday

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[OPINION] Season of sadness

Jun 04, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Please reach out now. You do not have to suffer alone. Others are pulling for you and you must find them.

In U.S., googling 'clinical depression' leads to evaluation tool

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The feature makes use of clinically validated screening questionnaire PHQ 9 and is done in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness

SELF-TEST. Currently limited to US users, searches containing 'clinical depression' will lead Google to offer a 'Check if you're clinically depressed' option in the search results. Image from Google.

Why Indonesia must invest in mental health

Oct 10, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Indonesia must address stigma associated with mental illnesses as well as provide mental health first aid for victims of natural disasters

DEATH. Before he died, this man lived chained to a platform at Kyai Syamsul's traditional healing center in Brebes, Central Java. While there his ankles swelled and his body became emaciated. Photo from Human Rights Watch

Advocacy program raises awareness about mental illness in PH

Jul 06, 2016 - 1:14 PM

Press release: Open Minds Foundation seeks to have relatives and friends of mentally ill patients gain a deeper understanding of mental illnesses as well as help and train them to find ways to cope

During the launch of the PESO Value campaign, the project technical working and advisory groups, together with UP Manila Dean Romeo R. Quizon and J&J leaders aim to solicit support to find ways to lower down the out of pocket expenses of mental health patients. Photo from Johnson & Johnson

Jihadists exploit mental illness for attacks – experts

May 13, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Experts warn against labelling all jihadists as psychologically unstable – saying they account for only around 10 of cases

Shackled, sexually abused: Mentally ill Indonesians ‘live in hell’

Mar 21, 2016 - 11:00 AM

In Indonesia those with psychosocial disabilities are shackled locked away sexually abused secluded and forced therapies their treatment sometimes resulting to death

Negros capitol guard manhandles mentally-ill woman, sacked

Feb 08, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Vinchito Magalona chief security of the provincial capitol says the mentally ill woman was littering in front of the building and hit the guard s head with a stick

MANHANDLING. A security guard at the Negros Occidental capitol is caught on video manhandling a mentally-ill woman. Screengrab from Gugma Pa More's Facebook video

Removing my hijab: 'I felt like a big, fat lie'

Jan 21, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Why one woman decided to take off her hijab and the struggle she faced after she made her decision

Employers urged: Offer free mental health screening

Dec 12, 2015 - 11:13 AM

A Harvard Business Review report says depression a common and treatable condition is affecting the productivity and performance of up to 9 5 of adults in the US

'Modern Family' star Reid Ewing on struggles with cosmetic surgery, body dysmorphia

Nov 21, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Reid best known for his role as Dylan on Modern Family speaks up about his regrets about getting cosmetic surgery and struggles with body dysmorphia

REID EWING. The actor says he suffered from body dysmorphia and regrets his past cosmetic surgeries. In the photo, Reid is doing an interview in 2012 for the show 'Dating Rules from my Future Self.' Screengrab from YouTube/AlloyEntertainment

Troubled man kills own mother in Aklan

Nov 21, 2015 - 8:07 PM

The suspect tells authorities that he thought his mother was a demon

Rappler Talk: Creativity and the human mind

Apr 28, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Is there a relationship between creativity genius and mental illness? Watch this interview with neuroscientist Dr Nancy Andreasen to find out

On World Suicide Prevention Day, learn how to save lives

Sep 10, 2014 - 3:22 PM

Learn how to spot the warning signs of suicide and save a life

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Aug 16, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Depression

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Depression punchline 2

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Obama proposes new gun rules for mentally ill

Jan 04, 2014 - 8:42 AM

The US president proposes two new federal gun control rules after a series of high profile shootings

LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION. US President Barack Obama wants more information about the mentally ill to reach databases as part of a gun control measure that hopes to save lives. Photo from the White House

There's hope for the bipolar worker

Apr 17, 2013 - 5:02 PM

There is a very real stigma against persons with mental problems especially here in the Philippines

ABLE TO COVER UP. 'There are people who are able to cover up and they’re able to do it well enough to maintain their employment. They look okay on the surface a little bit more than half the time.' Screen grab from YouTube (StroonsGlen)

Pastor Rick Warren's son commits suicide

Apr 07, 2013 - 7:35 AM

US evangelical preacher Rick Warren s son has committed suicide after a long struggle with mental illness

SUICIDE. The youngest son of prominent US evangelical preacher Rick Warren committed suicide following years of battling depression. Photo from AFP

Study shows spanking boosts odds of mental illness

Jul 03, 2012 - 7:01 AM

The advent of conscious parenting has begun

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT is one of the keys to happier and healthier children. Screen grab from YouTube (HealthScienceChannel)