One woman gets real about how the mental health disorder benefits us all.
It's way past midnight and I'm not sleeping. You know the feeling: There's a tightness in my chest, a too-quick heartbeat, an internal voice with nothing nice to say. I can't stop thinking
‘You are not alone.’
ICYMI, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Republic Act 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law, and it's about damn time!With the government finally gearing towards a mental health-inclusive public healthcare system, the hope is that more people can
The app also connects individuals 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
She confirms her diagnosis on the cover of this week's 'People.'
Mariah Carey was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was hospitalized in 2001 for having a physical and mental breakdown. At the time, she said she didn't believe it.At first, she wasn't seeking treatment for her
This is so heartbreaking.
Demi Lovato recently celebrated her sixth year of being sober and opened up about her struggle with abuse and depression during an interview with Dr. Phil-revealing that she contemplated suicide as a young child."The very first time that I was
19 senators UNANIMOUSLY approved the bill.
The Senate has approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1354 or the Philippine Mental Health Act of 2017.Senate Majority Leader Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III is the principal author of the bill. Sotto's co-authors are Senators Loren
So, who wants to bake us a cake?
In news that confirms what we've always thought, baking is good for us. Maybe not in the waistline sense but certainly when it comes to our mental well-being, according to top psychologists.Speaking to the Huffington Post, Donna Pincus, Associate
"Her mouth speaks from that which fills her heart."
On the Grammys red carpet, Katy Perry turned heads when she made a seemingly dark joke about mental health and possibly Britney Spears. Katy told Ryan Seacrest that her recent absence from the music scene is "called taking care of my mental
'Everyone gets depressed, so what's the big deal?'
January marks Mental Wellness Month. According to the Department of Health (DOH), an estimated 2-3 million Filipinos suffer from serious mental health illness, while the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 4.5 million Filipinos suffer from depression. Around the world,
The insider stresses it is not drug-related.
Selena Gomez shocked fans in late August when she suddenly announced her indefinite leave from her Revival world tour. Her hiatus is due to her battle against lupus which has brought about side effects such as depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. In
Let them know they're not alone.
Suffering from depression can be lonely, scary, and difficult to talk about. But seeing someone you care about struggle is tough, too. Often friends and family feel just as helpless, not knowing what to do or say.With depression diagnoses on the
Like how loosely people use the word 'depressed'.
1. You're tired all the time. Literally what does it feel like to be awake and full of energy?2. Which means you miss so many fun parties. And for some reason, saying, "Sorry, I couldn't make it
You are not alone.
Last week, the hashtag #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou sparked conversations about emotional and psychological abuse. This week, #MyDepressionLooksLike encourages everyone to look past our preconceived notions about depression. Most people picture a depressed person as someone who is always sad, but sadness is only a
'I sometimes wake up bruised and there are photos in my phone I do not recall taking.'
Marcela Del Sol has six-yes, six-different personalities and they're all wildly different. In fact, two are male and one is a depressed female.Since being diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder a few
Are your issues deeper than everyday angst?
Nobody's perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people don't have average, everyday angst.The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that 1 in 5
'Tis the season to be jolly? Not for many.
The US National Institute of Health reports that there's a higher incidence of depression during the Christmas season. The holidays can trigger symptoms for those who already have a history of clinical depression and bipolar disorder, while some people may have
"She's the kindest person I know."
An Imgur user posted a photo of the touching note her husband drew on their mirror, as a show of support while she was struggling with depression. Mollywho wrote on Imgur that she's faced a lot of difficult times since marrying
Do you think you might have it?
What is a bipolar disorder?"It's a psychiatric illness characterized by extreme mood swings," explains Dr. Randy Dellosa, resident psychiatrist and psychologist for the reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother. Genes definitely play a big role, as well as a chemical
Wear your heart on your sleeve.
Here's an interesting statistic: 1 out of 5 people suffer from a mental illness. But nobody knows that, because nobody really ever talks about having it. Young entrepreneurs Kyle MacNevin and Kayley Reed hated the fact that they couldn't talk
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