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Early this year, we shared a post regarding UST offering free psychological services even to non-Thomasians. This month, we're happy to have found this post from Facebook user Charlene Mae Arkaina, saying that the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) offers free psychiatric consultation, too!Not only that, ...
 
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We don't invent stories for the sake of likes. We write the pain as we go through it because the process of letting out what we think and feel at the moment helps us heal.
As I've said before, depression is an illness just like how cancer is an illness.Like fluid released from a ruptured cyst, it will permeate your brain until you can no longer take the pain. You won't know when it'll hit you and ...
 
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Plus, two real-life stories from those who have experienced it.
"You're just over-reacting!""BIPOLAR!""Mental illness is not real."Are you tired of hearing these things?We've all experienced having a bad day (or two, or thirty), and it's easy to dismiss it as just that: a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, just like ...
 
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Practice kindness and compassion all the time.
Most people think that depression is merely a state of mind that can easily be brushed off by a positive attitude, but that isn't always the case. People who suffer from depression aren't "begging for attention" or are "just sad" at the moment; it's ...
 
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Sometimes, it's even unnoticeable.
Some people think that depression is all about pushing people away, being lonely, and having suicidal thoughts, and while those are some possible indicators, there's another side to mental illnesses that isn't as noticeable. If you can do well in school, yet suddenly ...
 
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Because friends who are supportive and understanding can make all the difference in another friend's mental health recovery process.
Society often misunderstands people with mental illness because recognizing its symptoms can be quite difficult. They are often characterized only as intense personality traits or confused as mood swings. There are a lot of false information circulating and stereotypes formulated about mental ...
 
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Applauding this social responsibility!
Today in proof that things are looking up: Barbie just talked about a mental health issue! Feeling blue, to be specific, but we'll take it. We all know that Barbie is known to be many things. She's always seen as happy, positive, ...
 
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Warning: spoilers ahead
Hey it's Alexa. Alexa Sy.Don't adjust your...whatever device you're reading this on. It's me—live and in color.No return engagements. No encore. And this time, absolutely no requests.See what I did there? Do I have your attention now?If you've spent your Easter holiday ...
 
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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 and his co-authors are Senators Loren Legarda, Antonio Trillanes IV, Bam ...
 
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RIP, Princess Leia.
Just when we thought 2016 couldn't get any worse, it drags along Carrie Fisher (more popularly known as Star Wars' Princess Leia and also the mother of Scream Queens' Chanel # 3) with it on its way out.Carrie was loved for so ...
 
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It's empowering!
We love that Demi Lovato has been nothing but vocal about her struggles with addiction, cutting, and bipolar and eating disorders, but we love her more because she's so generous in sharing the lessons and advice about what she makes of those ...
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