Tag Archives: PPA

Trauma Brings Out Toughness In Tough People

Trauma Brings Out Toughness In Tough People

  AN intact chili pepper keeps its fiery flavor; crushed, its fire is unleashed. There is overwhelming proof that the aftermath of a tragic event challenges an individual’s fundamental about ...

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Lawmakers Nudged to Pass Mental Health Legislation

Lawmakers Nudged to Pass Mental Health Legislation

  MANILA PHILIPPINES – MOURN the numbers: There are 650 psychiatrists—most of them based in Metro-Manila—that needs to see to the mental health needs of over 100 million Filipinos spread ...

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Mental Health Law Seen as Enduring Legacy

Mental Health Law Seen as Enduring Legacy

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Three quarters of the world’s nations have standing laws for mental health—the Philippines belongs to the remaining 25 percent whose lawmakers have yet to enact a statute to ...

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Gene Mutation may not be Exclusive to One Psychiatric Disorder

Gene Mutation may not be Exclusive to One Psychiatric Disorder

  A recent study has shown that five distinct psychiatric disorders – namely autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder – share the same genetic ...

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Medical Observer Wins in 2014 PPA Sisa Awards for Outstanding Magazine

Medical Observer Wins in 2014 PPA Sisa Awards for Outstanding Magazine

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Months after gaining two international award recognitions, Medical Observer is back on the awards stage after winning the 2014 Philippine Psychiatric Association’s (PPA) Sisa Awards for Outstanding Magazine. ...

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Mental Health Act Pushed in Online Campaign

Mental Health Act Pushed in Online Campaign

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Psychiatric Association (PPA) has initiated an online petition asking Congress to pass a law that will protect the rights of people with mental disorders ...

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Media’s Role in Reporting Suicide Cases

Media’s Role in Reporting Suicide Cases

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The recent death of American actor Robin Williams by suicide reportedly due to severe depression generated such widespread public reaction in both mainstream and social media, ...

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Sisa Awards Honors the Best of Philippine Media

Sisa Awards Honors the Best of Philippine Media

  REVIVED after a four-year hiatus, the Sisa Media Awards of the Philippine Psychiatric Association (PPA) honors anew the nation’s best media products that foster mental health and promote education ...

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