Rappler's latest stories on mental health
Khizar Hayat, a 55-year-old former police officer, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2008
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The app monitors how you type, tap, and scroll in other apps to assess the state of your mental health
Having a mental illness does not indicate a weakness of character or that someone is broken. It is an illness that requires medical attention.
Now a devoted Christian, Baron Geisler seems to have come a long way from his problematic past
Getting rid of the stigma towards mental illness starts with you
Many local celebs have used their powerful influence to spread awareness about mental health
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
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
Rappler speaks to psychiatrists, psychologists, and life coaches who say mental health illnesses and suicide cases among the youth have drastically increased
'Hindi po siya biro kasi ang dami ko pong pinagdaanan,' says the actor and TV host
'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'
The singer shares her mental health struggles on Instagram
The singer opens up about her mental health issues on Instagram
But the World Health Organization stops short of lumping the condition together with addictive behaviors like substance abuse or gambling
The Julia Buencamino project wants to build a community where kids dealing with mental illness can express themselves, without fear of judgment
Psychiatrist Dr June Caridad Pagaduan-Lopez believes mental health education will help communities in disaster resilience
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
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'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
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(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
The singer tells Essence magazine that she has found joy after giving birth to her son Eissa last year
Countries torn apart by conflict, such as Sri Lanka, are among the most affected, while South Korea and Japan are on the top of the list of industrialized countries dealing with high suicide rates
You are not alone. You do not deserve to be judged, hurt, or be called derogatory names. You deserve to belong and be acknowledged.
The recent deaths of food journalist Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade have sparked calls to strengthen mental health policies worldwide
Unless we recognize that mental health is as important as physical health, we will keep losing more people. And it is getting harder to ignore it.
(UPDATED) Andy Spade says Kate has been seeking help for depression and anxiety for the last 5 years
Please reach out now. You do not have to suffer alone. Others are pulling for you and you must find them.
'Love yourself, be compassionate, give yourself time. Welcome it. Write about it, laugh, love, and realize that you're enough,' says the former 'Bagani' actress
Despite being busy with the playoffs, Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love are helping jump start the NBA's program
Jessy admits that after she was named FHM's Sexiest in 2016, she lost confidence
In an essay on The Players' Tribune website, Love says his first panic attack was on November 5, when he was forced to exit early during a defeat to the Atlanta Hawks
They include cops who belong to broken families, says Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao
Phelps says that there is a need to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness
I kept telling myself that I'm okay, when in fact I wasn't
'If there's anything positive that we hope can result from this experience, it is to raise awareness about the stigma of mental health and the growing culture of hate which unfortunately exists,' says Ica's sister
In a study covering more than 800,000 people, researchers found that walking through life alone increased the chances of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by 40%
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The Senate earlier passed its version of the measure in May 2017, and vows to work with congressmen to ensure the bill becomes law before the year ends.
In the clamor for mental health support during natural calamities, most of the attention is focused on the victims, but those who provide relief response also need help
Victims of natural disasters are vulnerable to trauma, as well as mental problems such as stress disorders, depression and general anxiety
Mental conditions are real, and they have a biological basis – which means it has a parallel story inside your brain which deserves attention and treatment
'I write this to inform you – those of you who have been prevented from gaining themselves because of a vow of secrecy supposedly meant to protect you from the outside world – that there is no shame in our condition'
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The bill makes it illegal for people will mental health conditions to be placed in solitary confinement, and also covers drug dependents who surrender and turn out to be mentally ill
Those suffering from depression don’t exhibit the symptoms more obviously compared to those suffering from psychotic disorders like schizophrenia
'Had I known that someone was out there, willing to listen to me, to reason with me, would it have made a difference? Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding no.'