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Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 05/26/2021

Writer’s block? Depressed? Angry? Blood pressure shooting up? Walk, and it’s more than for just the four problems I have named. The pandemic has converted many of us into couch potatoes, content with staying indoors with the…

DOH: Depression a comorbidity, but current COVID vaccine supply reserved for health frontliners

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday that the quick substitution list (QSL) for COVID-19 vaccination should only include healthcare workers for now, even as it recognized that depression is considered a comorbidity. Health…

Sleep loss, anxiety: Women suffered more from lockdown than men — study

AFP Relaxnews 12/24/2020

The effects of lockdown were different for men and women. A study conducted by Canadian researchers found that women suffered more from the period of social distancing associated with COVID-19, particularly in terms of sleep, anxiety, depression…

150 residents avail of Mdaue Teleconsult services

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/22/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines–A month since they started operation, Mdaue Teleconsult already received 150 calls from Mandaue City residents, who were in need of medical and psychological intervention. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, head of the city’s COVID-19 Patient…

‘It’s okay not to be okay’: Gov’t urges public to call a friend if feeling down

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 08/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) and Malacañang on Monday encouraged the public who may be experiencing depression or anxiety to look for someone to talk to or to call mental care hotlines, even reminding…

Depression, suicide and COVID-19

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/26/2020

Suicide reports due to depression are sad manifestations of the  negative mental health effects  of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Pandemic anxiety can be overwhelming which if not handled properly may become emotional, physical and economic…

Lapu helps PWD suffering from depression

Immae Lachica 05/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan and the city government of Lapu-Lapu extended help to a person with disability (PWD) who allegedly suffered from depression after not being able to receive his cash assistance under the Social Amelioration…

Bohol cop accused of killing wife face parricide raps

Alven Marie A. Timtim - CDN Digital 01/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — When he recovers from the gunshot wound on his head, Police Staff Sergeant Ariel Tuquib will have to face the parricide charge that was filed against him on Tuesday morning, January 28, 2020,…

Msgr. Tan encourages youth going through depression to seek professional help

Rosalie Abatayo 09/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An official of the Catholic Church in Cebu has encouraged the youth who manifest symptoms of depression to seek professional help. Monsignor Joseph Tan, media liaison of the Archdiocese of Cebu, said the…

How schools are dealing with depression among young Filipinos

08/04/2019

Mental health is a basic right of every Filipino. More and more universities are introducing services—from psychosocial and psychospiritual sessions to the buddy system It was a perfect storm. Having been admitted to a large and prestigious…

Mother says woman, who reportedly drowned her baby, is suffering from depression

07/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 31-year-old woman, who allegedly drowned her 11-month-old baby girl in a pail of water last July 26, has been suffering from depression. This was revealed by the 60-year-old mother of the 31-year-old…

Pagasa-7 forecasts rainy nights in next two days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Days will be partly cloudy with some sunny periods while nights will be cold and wet. This is the forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Central Visayas (Pagasa-7)…

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