Mental health, volunteerism take center stage at ‘MAD Talks Padayon’ event

In its continuing mission to bring the Filipino youth together through volunteerism, as well as spread the gospel of servant leadership and the culture of bayanihan amid challenges, nonprofit organization I am M.A.D. (Making A Difference) is reviving its Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards-recognized MAD Talks event. Dubbed as “MAD Talks presents: Sa Ngayon, […]

KonsultaMD: Free mental help support is just a chat away

LEADING telemedicine provider KonsultaMD further expanded its chat features to include free mental health support for Filipinos suffering from stress, anxiety and other mental illnesses.It has partnered with Mental Health Matters, founded by celebrity and philanthropist Kylie Verzosa, for the added service in KonsultaChat. The organization raises awareness of mental health issues and provides a […]

‘Depressed’ seafarer commits suicide

A 29-YEAR-OLD seafarer died after he shot himself in the mouth inside his house in Barangay Tapon in the southern town of Dalaguete, Cebu on Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2022.Police Officer 2 Jem Vincent Pacaldo, investigating officer of the Dalaguete Police Station, identified the victim as Jefferson Cortes.He said Cortes only returned home last Thursday, […]

Editorial: Healing communities

“No health without mental health.”The World Health Organization’s (WHO) dictum is the principle underlying mental health economics, which is the “study of economics… (for) identifying ways to improve mental health and mental healthcare production and consumption,” according to Nicholle Mae Amor Tan Maravilla and Myles Joshua Toledo Tan in their paper published in the “Frontiers […]

EC Healthcare and ClinicONE jointly launches A.I Remote Nursing Program

HONG KONG, Mar 7, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – EC Healthcare and ClinicONE jointly launched the intelligent remote health management platform Health.Me2 today. Through IoT cloud technology with A.I. medical analysis and professional medical teams, users’ health status can be monitored and evaluated remotely. The platform will notify users and follow up when […]

Joyfulness contributes to better health 

BEING JOYFUL can mitigate health risks, said doctors and fitness coaches at a well-being conference held by FWD Life Insurance Corp. (FWD Insurance) on Nov. 22.   “There’s ample evidence that unhappiness, depression, anxiety, and stress are related to poorer health outcomes. These chronic negative states can dampen immunity and increase inflammation in the body, leading to multiple diseases and […]

Globe shows support for global and national mental health celebrations

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Filipinos across different groups all over the archipelago. From frontline workers, parents balancing work and family, children trying to cope with online learning, people living alone, those with pre-existing mental health conditions—the pandemic has adversely affected the lives of many. Thus, as the Philippines […]

Managing workforce wellness

With global instability and the uncertainty pervading our current situation due to the disruption and volatility caused by COVID-19, employees may be struggling with feelings of helplessness, anxiety, and heightened stress. It becomes more important than ever for leaders to provide clarity and guidance, and to be the calm in the storm. As SGV celebrates […]

Self-help therapy card deck a ‘tool for meditation’ during pandemic

THIS social enterprise for mental health is bringing self-help therapy into your hands and to our frontliners. “My Soul Brief-Case” is a self-help therapy card deck meant to be your companion through the curveballs, challenges or brief cases you may encounter in your day-to-day life. With 50 unique cards containing sentence prompts and illustrations, they […]

Wenceslao: Mental health

I have been to doctors’ clinics and hospitals in my life, but yesterday was the first time I visited a psychiatrist. I have heard the lobby for the passage recently of a law about mental health but didn’t listen because I didn’t fathom its import. Or not until the recent episode of paranoia hit me. […]

New treatment option for schizophrenia – Reagila(R) – listed on PBS this week

– Adults living with schizophrenia will have access to a new treatment option with Reagila(R) (cariprazine) now reimbursed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 September, 2021.1 – There continues to be a significant, unmet need in treating schizophrenia. With a complex range of symptoms,2 treatment is not a “one size fits all”.3 This listing […]