Globe holds #StartANewDay webinar series on family’s role on mental health

Even before the COVID-19 crisis happened, a number of FIlipinos were already struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. The situation was further exacerbated by the prolonged isolation, financial difficulties, health scare, and uncertainties brought about by the pandemic. In fact, the World Health Organization said that an average of 30-35 calls due to…

Seafarers’ Mental Health Take Center Stage At SM

Over 25% of the world’s seafarers show signs of depression, according to the International Maritime Charity Sailor’s Society. Stress, harassment, bullying, fatigue, loneliness, and isolation from family can easily impact their mental health, which makes seafaring the second-most at risk profession worldwide when it comes to suicide. To shine light on the issue, Gregorio Oca…