Aug 27, 2017 @ 13:50

Senator Risa Hontiveros is taking efforts to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues to assist save lives.

Hontiveros, creator of Senate invoice No. 1354 on Philippine Mental Health Law, has began a marketing campaign to get folks speaking about mental health. She shared on Facebook an emotional and enlightening video of an individual who tried suicide amid his battle in opposition to melancholy.

“Every day, 7 Filipinos try to commit suicide. Stigma prevents persons with mental health needs from seeking help. #MHActNow,” the senator wrote on Facebook.

Hontiveros’ pet invoice on mental health has already been handed third and remaining studying by the Senate.
The measure goals to combine mental health companies and applications within the public health system. It additionally seeks the institution of fundamental mental health companies on the group stage and psychiatric, psychosocial and neurologic companies in all regional, provincial and tertiary hospitals.

The House of Representatives has but to cross its personal model of the proposed mental health legislation.