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The actor shares his mental health issues with the public for the first time.
There is a stigma cast around mental health that prevents people from talking about it, especially for men. Men talking about their mental health may be beyond the concept of what society traditionally sees as “manly.”  Yesterday, actor Paulo Avelino broke that stigma by speaking ...
 
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Is it okay to tell your boss about your mental health issues?
“I’m bipolar.”The words escaped my lips before I realized it. “Clinically diagnosed, I mean.” I made it a point to clarify this wasn’t just a faux pas of the often-maligned disorder.I hadn't planned on revealing it at the interview, but I did. ...
 
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The lack of conversation about men’s mental health leaves less opportunity to seek genuine support systems for those who need it.
While the Philippines has recently been more open to conversations about mental health in general, hardly any attention has been paid to men’s mental health, in particular. In 2016, reported cases of suicide in the Philippines were at 2,413. Of that number, ...
 
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The increasing number of mental illness cases in the Philippines is alarming.
Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses are on the rise. Just last year, a record number of 3.29 million people in the Philippines were said to be living with depression.Statistics also show that 300 million people are battling the condition worldwide—that’s an ...
 
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We consulted psychologists on the best course of action to take when your friend is about to take his or her life.
If there’s anything Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade’s deaths have taught us, it’s that even people who seem happy and successful may be going through something, and it’s important to check in on our loved ones. But what do you do if your ...
 
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This interactive map compiles life-saving information for those seeking help for mental health issues.
It doesn’t take a guidebook to tell you that the Philippines is working hard to play catch-up where there have been lapses in awareness towards mental health. But professional geographer and GIS specialist working for DSWD, Andi Tabinas, decided to use her ...
 
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The app also makes it easier for individuals to get help by connecting them with licensed professionals.
Dealing with depression can be extremely challenging, especially for working adults. While students can at least take a break from school, adults often keep their condition a secret for fear of the stigma surrounding depression in the workplace.Then there’s the challenge of ...
 
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In the Middle Ages, lunacy was a mental condition thought to be connected to the lunar cycle.
The human body works in many ways we have yet to completely comprehend. While doctors in the past were at a technological disadvantage when it came to treating their patients, they tried to give the best explanations they could for many illnesses. ...
 
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By sharing his story of survival, he hopes to impart the message that those who are suffering from mental illness are not alone.
The stigma relating to mental illness prevents millions of people around the world from speaking out and seeking treatment. And even though the awareness of mental health is slowly improving in the country, there’s still much to be done.One way of continuing ...
 
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One HR practitioner says no.
It's easy to be emotionally caught up when the argument is about mental health. There tends to be bias for empathy, equality, and charity. And when question of employability is mixed, it becomes a much more volatile argument.The central question is: Should ...
 
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You don't have to be depressed yourself to have had your life changed by it.
First of all, I know Joey de Leon apologized. It was a good apology—sincere, as far as I could tell, he owned up to his mistake, and then turned the spotlight on to the real issue.And he was right about one thing: ...
 
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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and Facebook wants you to know about its tools for helping a friend in distress.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the world takes their own life. That’s according to data from the WHO, which reports that about 800,000 people commit suicide every year.The best way to help friends with suicidal thoughts is to show them that you ...
 
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The passing of the bill was considered a victory for the mental health community, but advocates are worried about loopholes that could be used against patients. Here are the bill’s pros and cons.
When the Senate finally passed the Mental Health Bill on May 2, 2017, it was considered a win for the mental health community. The House passed a similar, unnumbered bill on May 10, and it is currently up for plenary. If it gets ...
 
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DFW nailed down our society's mental health stigma problem, and the difficulty of articulating one's own mental anguish.
Today, on World Mental Health Day, everyone should take the time to read David Foster Wallace's "The Depressed Person."Published in Harper's in 1998, "The Depressed Person" is a short story about an unnamed woman with major clinical depression who attempts to dissect ...
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