Sunday, December 6, 2020

Pangilinan Believes That Mental Health Care Should Be Available At The Barangay Level

Pangilinan Believes That Mental Health Care Should Be Available At The Barangay Level

Spotlight

Republic Cement Launches Co-Processing Solution Amid PH Waste Management Crisis

Through ecoloop, Republic Cement aims to help address the waste management crisis of the country.

Globe Recreates The Holiday Season With #ChristmasWeLove Live Pop-Up

Join Globe as they celebrate the holiday season with #ChristmasWeLove - a series of live digital pop ups featuring fun activities for your family and friends!

Recreate The Holidays Right At Home Best With Globe At Home Unli Plans

Make your virtual get-togethers possible with Globe At Home UNLI Plans!

SM – Pasay Tech Voc Scholarship Program Launched

With the launch of the SM - Pasay Tech-Voc Scholarship Program, a full tech-voc scholarship will be awarded to 20 students from financially challenged families.

Senator Francis Pangilinan, said people experiencing depression or anxiety should not look too far for help.

Mental health care and services should be available and accessible at the barangay level to be able to address the issue before it gets more serious.

“We have taken the first important step of enacting the Philippine Mental Health Law, which will establish national mental health policy directed toward improving the overall health of Filipinos,” Pangilinan said.

This has elevated the conversation about mental health, but still, too many people do not get the help they need, he added.

“Bilang isang bansa, dapat nating tulungan ang isa’t isa, lalo na ang may mental health issues — kapamilya man, kaibigan, katrabaho, o kahit na ang mga hindi natin kilala (As a nation, we must look out for one another, and reach out to those struggling with mental health issues — be it a member of the family, friends, co-workers, or even those unknown to us),” Pangilinan said as the country joins the celebration of the World Mental Health Day.

As a serious and urgent condition, the senator said that aside from the family, among the first responders to a person experiencing depression are barangay health workers in the community.

As such, Pangilinan said that community health workers should have adequate training and skills in handling mental health issues.

“As we deliberate the 2020 budget, we will ask the Department of Health about funding for the Philippine Mental Health Law, which should include training for local government health workers,” he said.

“Bahagi ng pagsisikap na alisin ang stigma sa mga taong nakakaranas ng mental health issues ay ang pagtiyak na maaari silang tumakbo sa gobyerno o mga institusyon na makakatulong sa kanila (Part of the effort to remove the stigma on people experiencing mental health issues is ensuring they can run to the government or institutions that would help them),” he added.

For the 18th Congress, Pangilinan has also filed Senate Bill 258 seeking to exempt drugs and medicines prescribed for mental health conditions from value-added tax.

As the world celebrates Mental Health Day, Pangilinan called on the public to renew its commitment to help rid our society of the stigma associated with mental illness, encourage those living with mental health conditions to get the help they need, and reaffirm the pledge to ensure those who need help have access to the support, acceptance, and resources they deserve.

Latest News

OPM Legends Aegis And Ogie Alcasid Headline Musical Offerings On KTX.PH This December

Relive two of the most memorable OPM concerts in recent years as KTX.PH offers the ultimate viewing experience!

Workers Reminds Employers Of 13th Month Payment Deadline Is Dec. 24, 2020

Employers nationwide across all industries are obliged to pay the mandatory 13th month pay of their employees on or before its deadline on or before December 24, 2020.

Cha-Cha Cañete Keeps Christmas Alive With New Single “Pasko Pa Rin”

Muling nagbabalik ang Goin’ Bulilit star na si Cha-Cha Cañete with her new Christmas single “Pasko Pa Rin”.

Kira Finds Out About Sam’s Child With Jodi

Catch Ellice and Marissa as they square off in the coming episodes of "Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin," airing nightly at 8:40 PM on A2Z channel.

Republic Cement Launches Co-Processing Solution Amid PH Waste Management Crisis

Through ecoloop, Republic Cement aims to help address the waste management crisis of the country.

Globe Recreates The Holiday Season With #ChristmasWeLove Live Pop-Up

Join Globe as they celebrate the holiday season with #ChristmasWeLove - a series of live digital pop ups featuring fun activities for your family and friends!

Recreate The Holidays Right At Home Best With Globe At Home Unli Plans

Make your virtual get-togethers possible with Globe At Home UNLI Plans!

Rep. Salceda Releases Statement On Jobless Rate Reduction In PH

“As a representative of a typhoon-ravaged province, I will tell you, we need urgent help. Our LGUs fiscal reserves are exhausted. We can no longer wait for 2021,” says Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda.

Lake Sebu’s Seven Waterfalls Tourism Site Up For P10-M Facelift

Php10 million, inilaan para sa rehabilitation at pagpapaayos ng sikat na sever waterfalls ng Lake Sebu.

Over 103K Cebu City Residents Tested For Covid-19 So Far

According to EOC data, the total number of tested individuals in Cebu City already reached 103,568 since April this year.