More than 300 million people all over the world live with depression, and the number of people seeking psychiatric help is increasing at an alarming rate. It's clear that we're having a global epidemic of mental health problems. Even though the Philippines is supposed to be one of the happiest countries, it isn't any better here. 1 in 5 adult Filipinos are said to have mental disorders, and suicide rates have steadily hiked up, averaging 7 cases per day. Only recently did we get our own Mental Health Act, which decrees that mental health services be made a part of our public health system.
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