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Petitioning Philippine Legislators: Senators, Congressmen

Make the country’s first Mental Health Act happen. #MHActnow

According to the WHO, 1 in 5 people suffer from mental health problems worldwide, yet there are only 0.05 psychiatrists per 100,000 people in the Philippines; most health insurance companies still don’t cover mental health-related issues, and the stigma still weighs heavily on people suffering from mental illness. 

If you want this to change, act now. Sign the petition for the country’s first ever Mental Health Act. 

An initiative by the Philippine Psychiatric Association, the Mental Health Act aims to protect the rights of people with mental disorders and/or disabilities by putting in place an official body that will oversee the policies and programs that need to be developed to prevent and treat mental illnesses, and to promote the mental health of Filipinos.

 

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