Rappler's latest stories on mental health
'The fear of death itself is not what is crippling us during this time; it is the fear of not being who we truly are'
Seeing the yeast bloom, smelling vanilla, touching the fermenting dough brings me comfort
'How can we keep positive in a way that affirms the fortitude of the human spirit?'
'We are not being kind to our students and teachers by making them produce schoolwork – we are exposing them to further psychological distress that school administrators could have easily removed'
'Where we fall short is why our idea of mental health is only when things go wrong. What are we doing so that [our frontliners] don’t have to make that call at all?'
‘It is insensitive to anyone experiencing mental health problems when they oftentimes feel like a burden to those around them,’ one netizen says
Ang manggagamot ay nakagagamot dahil siya mismo ay ‘sugatan,’ sabi ng ama ng Analytical Psychology na si Carl Jung
Ilang rekomendasyon para mabawasan ang stress at pagkabahala, upang mas mapangalagaan ang ating sarili at mga mahal sa buhay sa panahon ng COVID-19
According to the Department of Health, 4 employees and one patient have recovered from the virus
'According to grief expert David Kessler.... each person’s grief is as unique as their fingerprint, but what they all share in common is the need for this grief to be witnessed'
(UPDATED) The move comes after the exec made headlines speaking out about the hospital's non-response to the coronavirus pandemic
National Center for Mental Health chief administrative officer Clarita Avila has told the media that there are dozens of confirmed coronavirus cases in the hospital but they lack personal protective equipment and medical supplies
'We are also mourning because our government is not capable of providing us with the most basic thing we need: the assurance that we will soon be okay'
(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
Here are some psychology-driven techniques and tools to help you stay productive and feel better about working from home
The actress reassures her followers that she is '101% okay now'
Here’s a list of things to keep the mind from becoming a mess of tears and anxiety in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic
The free online well-being self-assessment website hopes to help people who might be wondering if the emotions they're feeling are normal during these challenging times
'This lockdown made me realize what it really means to be alone'
'Think of people who may be suffering right now – an elderly or sick friend, a super anxious friend, someone who may be lonely and quarantined alone – and send them a loving message'
MindNation opens 500 slots for those in need of a 30-minute chat with a licensed psychologist, either via phone or video call
'Our individual worries about the virus is normal but can hurt others'
Feeling a bit anxious lately? Don't worry, that's normal – here are simple but helpful tips on how to stay sane amid these trying times
'I'm always going to be thankful that that guy came into my life, no matter what happens,' says Nadine
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
'It's only now that I’m older, with a few more years of life experience under my belt, that I’m beginning to understand that actually, we really ARE all in this together'
For instance, why is it so difficult for us to understand that Prince Harry and Meghan, just like majority of couples on the planet, just want to make something out of their own lives?
On World Mental Health Day, we talked about the importance of consciously taking care of our mental health
The ministry says it has introduced measures to prevent suicides, including consultation services for younger people via social media
'One in 5 adults now report probable depression or suspected PTSD, which is comparable to those experiencing armed conflicts, large-scale disasters, or terrorist attacks,' the study says
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.
Other items on the agenda include bullying, teenage pregnancy, and sexual harassment, among others
We have evolved with and in nature and thus need more than just Instagrammable brushes with it in order to live
'Even the people who appear to be okay or who seem to have it all might be going through their own struggles,' Paulo says on Instagram, speaking up about 'fighting his own demons'
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.
The place they call 'sa loob' is one of the most affordable places to go for psychiatric consultations
The province records 67 deaths due to suicide from January to September 2019
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.
The singer talks about his mental health struggles on Instagram
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'
A day after World Suicide Prevention Day, the actor talks about his own mental health struggles and attempts at taking his own life
During the Manila stop of his tour, one fan talks about how Mike Shinoda's music – and his struggles – helped him overcome his too
'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'
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'
PRESS RELEASE: The series is specifically targeted towards women and the LGBTQ+ community who have suffered from mental health issues due to social factors
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?
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 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
This psychologist offers 6 ways people can reduce the harm social media can do to their mental health