Tags: Mental health

‘Neoliberal policies make people crazy’ – health groups

MANILA – As the World Health Organization (WHO) marks World Health Day on April 7, progressive health workers and professionals link worsening poverty and lack of social services to the growing number of people with depression. The theme for World Health Day 2017 is “Depression: Let’s talk.” Health Alliance for Democracy (Head) secretary general Dr.…

‘Investigate US troops’ mental health’

“Psychological studies conducted by the US Army, Marine Corps, Harvard University, and other agencies revealing alarming trends on the state of mental health of their troops are a matter of security concern to Filipino people especially with the expected entry of tens of thousands of these forces under EDCA.” – Bobby Tuazon, Director for Policy Studies, Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG)

Psychiatrists admit access to mental health care is one huge problem for most Filipinos, although they see that people tend to have “coping mechanisms” against the stressful realities in Philippine society today. BY LYN V. RAMO Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) — Psychiatrists admit access to mental health…