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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

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

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

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'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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

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.

Philippines' suicide hotline draws flak for alleged inaccessibility

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:55 PM

While Hopeline says callers may experience a busy line during peak hours it clarifies that the hotline is 24 7 and that responders are well trained

UP students create mobile app for mental health first aid

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:25 AM

The increasing need to raise the level of mental health awareness leads two UP students in computer science to develop a mobile application that will address such need

PSYCHUP. UP students Chad Errol Booc and Chara Mae San Diego present their project in their thesis defense. Photo courtesy of Chad Errol Booc and Chara Mae San Diego