Ellen Adarna on how things changed with ex John Lloyd Cruz after tackling her mental health struggles

Inquirer.net 01/11/2021

Ellen Adarna has revealed that a mental health training program has not only transformed herself, it also changed her relationship with her ex-boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz. The actress has been open about what she went through in…

Sacrifices needed to avert COVID-19 case surge, says DOH

10/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — With Europe seeing a rapid spike in new coronavirus cases partly due to “pandemic fatigue,” the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday advised the public to accept that “little sacrifices” have to be made…

Art, music therapy among interventions in Cebu City jail amid rising COVID-19 cases

Alven Maria A. Timtim 04/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7) has set up physical, mental, and spiritual intervention inside the Cebu City Jail amid the rising positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019…

Young Filipinos are in the midst of a mental health crisis

Eric S. Caruncho 11/05/2019

I’ve seen depression and anxiety but not to the degree that we have now–Dr. Cornelio Banaag Jr. After her European boyfriend breaks up with her, a 17-year-old girl falls into a suicidal depression, even though they had…

Need a mental break from work? Don’t check your phone, says new study

08/21/2019

If you want to take a break and recharge from mentally challenging work, then it is best not to look at your phone, according to a new study in the United States. Carried out by researchers at…

Mental hospital probed for using shock treatment on patients with internet addiction

Inquirer.net 10/29/2018

A MENTAL hospital in Shandong province, China, previously accused of using electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or shock treatment on its patients, is being investigated for allegedly re-starting said controversial internet addiction treatment. The Health and Family Planning Commission…

K-pop fan convention faces up to mental health, truth of idol life

AP 08/15/2018

INSIDE the Los Angeles Convention Center last weekend (Aug. 10-12), KCON, a yearly celebration of South Korean pop culture, saw 94,000 K-pop fans mob their favorite artists in meet-and-greets, dance like crazy in choreography workshops and bond…

Duterte signs PH Mental Health Law

Inquirer.net 06/21/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law that would secure, among others, the rights and welfare of persons with mental health needs as well as mental health…

Rise in mental health problems, crimes seen with Boracay shutdown

Inquirer.net 04/18/2018

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN — A 42-year-old single mother of three has fallen into severe depression after she learned that she would lose her job and her home in the wake of the government’s plan to rehabilitate the…

The Sinulog as mental sharpener

Jobers R. Bersales 01/24/2018

I’m sure the last thing on the minds of many who witnessed and savored the latest well-organized Sinulog Festival was the names of streets that one either needed to traverse to see the festival in progress or…

MAO BA?

Editorial 01/04/2018

MENTAL HEALTH Netizens called on schools and universities to prioritize the well-being of their students after one university student jumped off the 4th floor of a building following a confrontation with his girlfriend. A netizen named Shanina…

Delos Santos lobbies for mental health institute

Intern 10/29/2017

  A LOT temporarily occupied by the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) may soon house a medical institute for mental health as proposed by Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos. In a privilege speech during last Wednesday’s session…

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