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Mental Health in the Philippines

It is alarming that despite the growing number of Filipinos suffering from mental health problems and the pressing need for mental health awareness, the Philippines still don’t have a Mental Health Act that would support the needs of its citizens.

May this infographics serve as an enLIGHTment to everyone on issues surrounding mental health.

Go break the stigma, go turn on the greenlight!

 

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Source/s:

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Types of Anxiety

Be enLIGHTened.
With the growing number of people suffering from a mental illness, specifically anxiety, it is time to know the different types of this illness.

If you think you know a person who suffers from these symptoms, convince them to get help. There are people who cares.

Go break the stigma, go turn on the greenlight! #ProjectGreenlight

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Source/s: Types of Anxiety by BeyondBlue.org

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Types of Depression

Be enLIGHTened.

With the growing number of people suffering from a mental illness, specifically depression, it is time to know the different types of this illness.

If you think you know a person who suffers from these symptoms, convince them to get help. There are people who cares.

Go break the stigma, go turn on the greenlight! #ProjectGreenlight

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Source/s: Types of Depression by WebMD.comTypes of Depression by BeyondBlue.org
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Project Greenlight: Teaser

It’s time to shed light on issues surrounding mental health. Join us as we provide proper information about these issues while aiming to raise the mental health awareness of college students.

Show your support by following us! Click the follow button below to receive updates about our newest blog posts and also follow our official Facebook account: BulSu Cal Wellness Center.

Go break the stigma, go turn on the greenlight!

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Fact Check: Depression and Anxiety

Video from: World Health Organization (2012)

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Because mental health is something that should be taken seriously.

According to the World Health Organization, 300 million of the world’s population suffer from depression while 7.3 percent suffers from anxiety. In fact, the two mentioned mental health problem are on the list of the illnesses with most deaths from a year, making it a serious case to deal with.

Meanwhile in the Philippines, depression and anxiety are often experienced by adults and teenagers, however there is still no law in the country that would cater to the needs of Filipinos with mental health issues.

Read the full article to know more about depression and anxiety at: World Health Organization – WHO

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Project Greenlight: An Overview

Project Greenlight is an undergraduate study of senior Journalism students from Bulacan State University which aims to raise mental health awareness among College of Arts and Letters students through production of printed materials and online resources.

In order to break the stigma surrounding mental health, the project aims to provide facts and necessary information about mental health issues especially depression and anxiety, which are two of the leading mental illnesses experienced among the youth.

This study aims to inform the public that mental health issues are as important as physical ones. Aside from pieces of information, it would also share literary and art pieces which will tackle mental health awareness to cater to the need of the young generation on art and self-expression.

Lastly, this study intends to unleash from the chains of stigma surrounding mental health and it encourage you to do the same. Project Greenlight is waiting for its turn; it’s up to you to push that button of hope.

Go break the stigma. Go turn on the greenlight!

In case you need further information about the project, you can visit or contact the Facebook page: CAL Wellness Center