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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

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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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Jun 21, 2018 - 12:53 PM

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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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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

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

Jun 14, 2018 - 2:42 PM

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

[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.

The cruelty of mental illness

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

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.

Kate Spade was under treatment for depression, anxiety - husband

Jun 07, 2018 - 12:17 AM

(UPDATED) Andy Spade says Kate has been seeking help for depression and anxiety for the last 5 years

[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.

Sofia Andres talks about suffering from anxiety

May 31, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'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

NBA begins to address mental health among athletes

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Despite being busy with the playoffs, Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love are helping jump start the NBA's program

MORE THAN BASKETBALL. The NBA goes beyond basketball as it tackles mental health.


Jessy Mendiola opens up about weight gain, depression

Mar 14, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Jessy admits that after she was named FHM's Sexiest in 2016, she lost confidence

Cleveland Cavs star Kevin Love admits battle with panic attacks

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:49 PM

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

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

Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

Jan 20, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Phelps says that there is a need to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness

DEPRESSION. Michael Phelps tells the public that he had contemplated on suicide after the 2012 London Olympics. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Bust a move: How dancing got me back on track

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:31 PM

I kept telling myself that I'm okay, when in fact I wasn't

Ica Policarpio's disappearance due to 'deep emotional distress' – family

Dec 26, 2017 - 10:35 PM

'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

Marriage can make you crazy, but it deters dementia too – study

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:40 AM

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%

How can you boost your brainpower?

Nov 27, 2017 - 3:39 PM

Here are simple activities you can do everyday to improve your mental acuity

House approves mental health bill on final reading

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:26 PM

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.

Help for the helpers: Mental health support for Yolanda's first responders

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:08 AM

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

4 years after Yolanda, trauma still haunts typhoon victims

Nov 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Victims of natural disasters are vulnerable to trauma, as well as mental problems such as stress disorders, depression and general anxiety

AFTERMATH. A woman picks up what's left of her belongings in the rubble after the floodwaters subsided in Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Is it just really all in your head?

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM

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

Living well despite having bipolar disorder

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

'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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Comelec chairman Andres Buatista is emotional as employees of the agency show their support during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House okays mental health bill on 2nd reading

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:35 AM

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

How does the PH fare in mental health care?

Oct 10, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Those suffering from depression don’t exhibit the symptoms more obviously compared to those suffering from psychotic disorders like schizophrenia

CRITICAL HEALTH ISSUE. Mental health is one of the DOH's priorities this year, and it has worked to scale up its community mental healthcare systems.

What it feels like: Suicide Girl

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'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.'

Celebs speak out on depression, mental health awareness

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:46 PM

(UPDATED) Alden Richards, Mariel de Leon, Kisses Delavin, Khalil Ramos, and more give their thoughts on the issue of mental health after Joey de Leon's careless remarks

WATCH: Joey de Leon apologizes to public, Maine Mendoza for depression statement

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:17 PM

'Kung may maidudulot ng mabuti ang aking pagkakamali sana mabuksan nito ng maraming pinto sa pagtalakay sa isyu na ito,' says the TV host