The #MentalHealthPH community is one with the Filipino people as today, we made a historic leap in enacting the first Philippine Mental Health Act of 2018.
The passage of the law is indeed a substantial investment in development on a national scale – provision of more programs as well as services to the public in all hospitals be it psychiatric, psychosocial, and neurologic, institutionalization of mental health promotion and education through integration of mental health to the school curriculum, and enhancement of our health system to integrate mental health services up to the community level.
We acknowledge all our policymakers, the youth, health practitioners, parents, school administrators, faculty and staff, celebrities and dignitaries, various government, non-government, advocacy groups, and different partners for sustaining a collective voice and unified cause to ensure the passage of this law. Together, let’s continue to promote and protect mental health for every Filipino by ending the stigma attached to it.
Indeed, there’s no health without mental health.
RA 11036 The Philppine Mental Health Law
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