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Here’s a handy guide on Mental Health resources

The government finally has a crisis hotline. In the process, they stopped supporting Hopeline Philippines. This resulted in a ‘one step forward, two steps back’ kind of thing.

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Despite the
Mental Health Law’s promises, therapists still cost thousands, and mental illnesses are still being ridiculed. They say things will change, but change is yet to come. 

The change we want may not come instantly. Still, it’s important to raise awareness. We can help in our own way. Let’s start by breaking mental health stigmas one by one, starting with this list of resources. 

CRISIS HOTLINES:

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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS:

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MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE GROUPS

  • Youth for Mental Health – A group of student organizations and youth advocates trying to elevate the youth’s thinking on mental health and mental illnesses.
    Phone: 0945 738 6292
    E-mail: [email protected].
  • SOS Philippines – Online page that gives updates on the mental health law and mental health events, articles, services, and the like.
  • Juan For Mental Health – You can email [email protected]. Provides seminars, workshops, and training on mental health.
  • Van Gogh is Bipolar – Café that offers free counseling and therapy sessions. Open from 12 PM to 5 PM and 6 PM to 11:30 PM.
    Phone: 0922 824 3051
    Address: 
    Inner Courtyard of 154 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.
  • Talang DalisayAims to help people with mental disabilities via education and guidance through their online projects, special needs scholarship initiative, support groups, therapy, outreaches and many more.
    E-mail:  
     tal[email protected], [email protected]
  • Coalescent FoundationThis page aims to promote mental wellness via removing stigmas, empowering those with mental illnesses, as well as raising financial and non-financial backing to assist people that need treatment.
    Phone:
    0915 953 1599
    E-mail: [email protected].
  • No to Mental Health Stigma PHThis page campaigns, advocates, educates and informs others on the mental health stigma in the Philippines.
    E-mail: 
    [email protected]

ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH PLATFORMS:

  • RecoveryHub Philippines – Can be found both online and at Metro Psych Facility, Upper Malibu Beach Street, Subangdaku, Mandaue City.
  • 7 Cups – Can be downloaded on the app store. Use to take online mental health tests and to connect to listeners.
  • Mental Health A-WHERE-ness PHShows you the nearest mental health help nearby.
    Phone: 
    639985542672, (02) 436-1808.
    E-mail: 
    [email protected]

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MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS AND FOUNDATIONS:

  • UST Graduate School Psychotrauma Clinic
    Phone: 406 16 11 loc 4012
    E-mail: Thomas Aquinas Research Complex, España Boulevard, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila
  • National Center for Mental Health
    Hours: Open for 24 hours.
    Phone: 0949 143 6425, 0915 792 6889, 0922 241 3855, (02) 531 9001
    Address: Nueve de Pebrero St., Mauway, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
  • PsychConsult Inc. 
    Hours: Open Mondays to Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Phone: 632 421 2469, 632 357 6427, 63917 808 0193
    Address: The Regalia Park Towers, Unit 227, 150, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila
  • Psychological Association of the Philippines
    Phone: 632 453-8257, 632 299-9053, 63 915 422 5189 (Globe,) 63 947 571 7629 (Smart.)
    Email:
    [email protected].
    Address: 
    Room 210, 2nd Floor, Philippine Social Science Center, Commonwealth Avenue, corner Central Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila.
  • Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA)
    Phone: 632-921-4958, 632-921-4959. You can also email
    [email protected], [email protected].
    Branches: Headquarters can be found at No. 18 East Avenue, Quezon City 1100, Philippines
    Chapters: Bacolod-Negros Occidental, Baguio-Benguet, Cabanatuan-Nueva Ecija, Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental, Cebu, Dagupan-Pangasinan, Davao, Dumaguete-Negros Oriental, and Lipa-Batangas.
  • Bulatao Center
    Phone: (632) 426-5982.
    Email:
    [email protected].
    Address:  Room 103-A Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
  • Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center (ARMMC)
    Phone: 02-9415854
    Email
    [email protected]
    Hours: Open from 8 a.m to 5 p.m for consultation and 8 to 10 p.m. for registration from Monday to Friday for basic consulting and brief psychotherapeutic techniques.
    Address: Sumulong Highway Sto. Nino, Marikina, 1800 Metro Manila.

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Compiled by Gaby Agbulos
Art by Renz Mart Reyes

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