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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

[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.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 22, 2018

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.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 21, 2018

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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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.

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

Joey de Leon draws flak on social media for depression statement

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Netizens call out the TV host for saying that depression is just made up by those who suffer from it

Why these 3 PH personalities are mental health advocates

May 06, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Antoinette Taus, Jerika Ejercito, and Kylie Verzosa share about their struggles with mental health

Drug rehab, RH budget, Zika, and other public health newsmakers in 2016

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 8 issues in the public health sector that made headlines in 2016

Health chief signs administrative order on mental health

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:34 PM

The administrative order provides a comprehensive framework of how the mental health program will be implemented at all levels of the health system says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

PUBLIC CONCERN. The Philippines does not have a mental health law. Image by Alejandro Edoria / Rappler.

Why Indonesia must invest in mental health

Oct 10, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Indonesia must address stigma associated with mental illnesses as well as provide mental health first aid for victims of natural disasters

DEATH. Before he died, this man lived chained to a platform at Kyai Syamsul's traditional healing center in Brebes, Central Java. While there his ankles swelled and his body became emaciated. Photo from Human Rights Watch

Inside the brain of a drug user

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance

WATCH: Stars appeal for passage of a mental health law

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Jasmine Curtis Smith Ian Veneracion Angel Aquino and more appear in PSA videos for the Philippine Psychiatric Association s call for the passage of a mental health law

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

Why we need a mental health law in PH

Mar 13, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Every Filipino should be entitled to mental health programs and services Mental health problems in the country has long been dismissed and not given any priority at all