Talk about Mental Health

If you have, or believe you may have, a mental health problem, it is helpful to talk about these issues with others.
Learn more about building a strong support system and developing a recovery plan.

Talk about Mental Health

If you have, or believe you may have, a mental health problem, it is helpful to talk about these issues with others.
Learn more about building a strong support system and developing a recovery plan.

Mental Health Status in the Philippines

The DOH estimates that at least 3.6 million Filipinos are facing mental health issues during the pandemic, including depression, substance use disorders such as alcohol use disorder, and mood disorders like bipolar disorder. COVID-19 infection in itself has been found to directly impact a person's mental health.

For People with Mental Health Problems

Build Your Support System

Find someone—such as a parent, family member, teacher, faith leader, health care provider or other trusted individual, who:

  • Gives good advice when you want and ask for it; assists you in taking action that will help
  • Likes, respects, and trusts you and who you like, respect, and trust, too
  • Allows you the space to change, grow, make decisions, and even make mistakes
  • Listens to you and shares with you, both the good and bad times
  • Respects your need for confidentiality so you can tell him or her anything
  • Lets you freely express your feelings and emotions without judging, teasing, or criticizing
  • Works with you to figure out what to do the next time a difficult situation comes up
  • Has your best interest in mind

Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is suicidal, there’s plenty you can do to help save a life.

National Institute for Mental Health
0917-899-USAP (8727)
0917-989-8727