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.
- Philippine Legislators: Senators, Congressmen
Please recognise the fact that there no programs and policies designed to protect the mentally ill, prevent mental illness and promote mental health in our country.
The Mental Health Act is aimed at developing solutions to multi-faceted and serious problems concerning the mental health of Filipinos.
In our country, mental health problems have too long been dismissed as a second priority. This needs to change. Make the first Mental Health Act happen.
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