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How one family endures generations of depression

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Zena Bernardo has clinical depression. But what makes her depression even more difficult is that it is something three whole generations of her family experience.

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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

Amid rise in suicides, Iloilo to strengthen mental health crisis response

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The province records 67 deaths due to suicide from January to September 2019

[OPINION] What a mood disorder episode feels like

Oct 10, 2019 - 9:42 AM

The hormones keep flooding into my brain long after the thing that made me sad or angry has gone. I can literally feel the hormones flooding in.

Ice Seguerra opens up on depression: 'I’m just happy to feel things again'

Oct 03, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The singer talks about his mental health struggles on Instagram

ICE SEGUERRA. The singer, seen here at an event in 2017, gets candid about his experience with depression. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Selena Gomez opens up about depression, anxiety: 'Scariest moments of my life'

Sep 27, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Selena Gomez shares her mental health struggles after accepting the McLean Award, a yearly distinction given to individuals who have 'raised awareness about mental health'

'You are enough and you are worth it': Gab Valenciano talks mental health

Sep 12, 2019 - 10:53 PM

A day after World Suicide Prevention Day, the actor talks about his own mental health struggles and attempts at taking his own life

For fans, Mike Shinoda's struggles are theirs too

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:30 AM

During the Manila stop of his tour, one fan talks about how Mike Shinoda's music – and his struggles – helped him overcome his too

MIKE SHINODA IN MANILA. The singer and songwriter stops by Manila for his album tour. Photo by Paul Fernandez/Rappler

With one suicide every 40 seconds, WHO urges action

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:21 AM

'Despite progress, one person still dies every 40 seconds from suicide,' says the World Health Organization, insisting that 'every death is a tragedy for family, friends and colleagues'

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[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'

SPARK! Philippines to hold mental health talk series on women, LGBTQ+

Aug 16, 2019 - 6:26 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The series is specifically targeted towards women and the LGBTQ+ community who have suffered from mental health issues due to social factors

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?

DOH withdraws support to Hopeline after launching national crisis hotline

Jun 27, 2019 - 1:59 PM

The Department of Health says it will continue to support advocacies upholding the rights of Filipinos living with mental health conditions, despite its withdrawal of support to Hopeline

Our Ausome Anton: A mother’s journey with her son on the autism spectrum

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:52 AM

'Our Anton was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I remember crying, but not a lot. From denial, I went straight to acceptance,' says Nonie Tobias-Azores

6 ways to protect your mental health from social media's dangers

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:38 AM

This psychologist offers 6 ways people can reduce the harm social media can do to their mental health


[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'

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

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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The legal profession has a mental health problem – which is an issue for everyone

Apr 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Contrary to typical cultural representations of lawyers, such as those typified by Suits, lawyers are not superhuman. Our research – and that of others – has indicated that this as a dangerous assumption to make.

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Prince Harry, Oprah to team up for mental health documentary series

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey are working on an 'enlightening, inclusive and honest' documentary series on mental health with Apple

[OPINION] Mental health is not special

Mar 31, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Our kindness toward mental health does more harm than good

This is what postnatal depression really feels like

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is an expectation that having a baby will result in the rosy glow of motherhood. But postnatal depression can leave many women with a persistent feeling of deep sadness, and a loss of interest in life.

MATERNAL BLUES. Image from Shutterstock

How to distinguish a psychopath from a 'shy-chopath'

Mar 09, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Most agree that psychopaths are remorseless people who lack empathy for others. But in recent years, much of this debate has centered on the relevance of one particular personality trait: boldness.

PSYCHOPATH. Ted Bundy in a courtroom. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Laguna-based rehab center champions mental health through comic book

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:31 PM

'Cyber Brain' is about man’s overdependence on technology in a highly-digitized world and how it affects people’s state of mind

DEDICATION. The One Algon Place Foundation launches Cyber Brain comic book on February 22, 2019 at New World Hotel, Makati City. (From left to right: Dr. Eric Tayag, Mr. Rudin Gonzalez III, Atty. Toni Umali). Photo by Nicole Anne Del Rosario/Rappler

Jessy Mendiola says she's okay after going through depression

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'At this point, masaya ako,' says Jessy who sees 2019 as a 'crucial' year for her

U.N. experts urge Pakistan not to execute mentally ill prisoner

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Khizar Hayat, a 55-year-old former police officer, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2008

A neuroscientist's tips for a new year tuneup for your brain

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Shrink those distorting brain bubbles and build realistic connections to enrich life’s simple pleasures

Pop metaphorical ‘brain bubbles’ by grounding your brain in the here and now. Sofiaworld/Shutterstock.com

App assesses mental health based on how you use your phone

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:26 PM

The app monitors how you type, tap, and scroll in other apps to assess the state of your mental health

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[OPINION] A psychiatrist's view: Common misconceptions about mental health

Oct 22, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Having a mental illness does not indicate a weakness of character or that someone is broken. It is an illness that requires medical attention.

'God is faithful': Baron Geisler shares Gospel, advocates mental health

Oct 20, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Now a devoted Christian, Baron Geisler seems to have come a long way from his problematic past

RENEWED. Baron Geisler actively speaks to promote mental health. Screenshot from Instagram.com/baron.geisler

WATCH: What can you do to prevent suicide?

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Getting rid of the stigma towards mental illness starts with you

LOOK: These Pinoy celebs are helping to end stigma over mental health issues

Oct 10, 2018 - 5:57 PM

Many local celebs have used their powerful influence to spread awareness about mental health

Plant-rich diets may help prevent depression – new evidence

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The growing evidence for nutritional psychiatry suggests that general practitioners and mental health professionals should now seriously consider including dietary counseling for patients who are at risk of depression

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Is the Philippines ready to address mental health?

Sep 12, 2018 - 12:00 PM

With an increase in mental illnesses and suicide cases among the youth, experts say everyone has a crucial role to play in fostering mental wellness

A cry for help: Mental illness, suicide cases rising among youth

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Rappler speaks to psychiatrists, psychologists, and life coaches who say mental health illnesses and suicide cases among the youth have drastically increased

Robi Domingo on anxiety attacks: ''Di po siya biro'

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:04 PM

'Hindi po siya biro kasi ang dami ko pong pinagdaanan,' says the actor and TV host

Anne Curtis' advice for those dealing with depression: Don't be ashamed, seek help

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:46 PM

'But I think when you have the perfect support team around you and you don't let it eat you up inside, you'll be able to get through it'

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Kylie Verzosa wants to prove she can act too

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Kylie Verzosa enjoys the life of a multihyphenate

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Kiana Valenciano opens up about anxiety and depression

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:38 AM

The singer shares her mental health struggles on Instagram

KIANA VALENCIANO. The singer talks about suffering from anxiety and depression. Screenshot from Instagram.com/kianavee

Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams gets help for mental health

Jul 18, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The singer opens up about her mental health issues on Instagram

MICHELLE WILLIAMS. The singer gets honest about her struggle with depression. Photo from Instagram.com/michellewilliams

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

In memory of Julia, Nonie and Shamaine Buencamino launch mental health project

Jul 06, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Julia Buencamino project wants to build a community where kids dealing with mental illness can express themselves, without fear of judgment

Buencamino Project. Photo by Pre del Valle/Rappler

Mental health also important in DRRM, psychiatrist says

Jul 05, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Psychiatrist Dr June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez believes mental health education will help communities in disaster resilience

MENTAL HEALTH. Dr. June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez talks about Balik Kalipay’s efforts in improving the mental health of several Yolanda victims. Photo by Angelica Yang/Rappler

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

[OPINYON] Kasama tayo sa laban para sa mental health

Jun 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Kaliwa’t kanan ang mga pulong ng iba’t ibang sektor para tiyakin ang tamang pagpapatupad ng Republic Act 11036. Ano’ng magagawa mo? Simulan natin sa ating sarili.

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Jun 22, 2018 - 11:32 AM

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MELANIA TRUMP. US First Lady Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Rorce Base in Maryland June 21, 2018 wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?" following her surprise visit with child migrants on the US-Mexico border. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

'Major victory': Groups hail signing of Philippine Mental Health law

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:40 PM

'We say goodbye to taboo, superstition, and myths about mental health issues now that services are made accessible for all citizens,' says Akbayan spokesperson Gio Tingson

Mental health groups and student organizations commend the passage of the Philippine Mental Health Law.

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 120th Anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the DFA Office in Pasay City on June 18, 2018, reiterates his stance of improving the peace and order situation in the country so that it would become more conducive for progress. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health law

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(2nd UPDATE) 'Help is finally here,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros, author and principal sponsor of the landmark measure that provides affordable and accessible mental health services

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