Online Psychotherapy Philippines
Mental health is as important as physical health. However, it is usually ignored because many people are unable to seek mental health services due to a variety of potential barriers. Previously, Filipinos were reluctant in seeking mental health services because of the lack of availability of service and finances. In addition to these issues, the beliefs related to mental health and cultural stigmas hindered Filipinos from seeking mental help.
However, mental health is becoming a great concern in the Philippines, with about 19 million people suffering from psychiatric problems, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Moreover, not only the stigma but finances were also an issue.
With time, there has been much advancement in mental health services in the Philippines. In 2018, the Philippines Mental Health Bill was signed by PRRD into law. This act is aimed to integrate psychiatric programs and services in the public health system. The integration will help people understand the importance of mental health and facilitate them in seeking mental help.
COVID-19 and Online Psychotherapy Philippines:
COVID-19 has affected the lives of people all around the world. Apart from physical health concerns that COVID-19 has caused, it has also affected the mental health of people increasing anxiety, stress, and depression.
Considering the restrictions of lockdown and social distancing, online psychotherapy is gaining popularity during the pandemic. Online counseling has many benefits over traditional counseling. Some of the benefits of online psychotherapy are:
As you have been facing different mental and physical health challenges during the pandemic, there is an increased need to seek mental help. Online counseling enables you to get mental help in the comfort of your home. Also taking into account the social distancing that you can’t go out, online therapy can be of great help.
Learn Coping Strategies:
Online therapy is a professional source of learning different coping strategies that are appropriate for you. A certified therapist will consider all the factors such as your personality, cultural standards, past experiences, and environment, and will help you learn different coping strategies that will reduce the psychological distress.
Availability of different therapists:
Online psychotherapy is as effective as traditional psychotherapy. Moreover, the internet connects people all around the world offering you the availability of getting counseling from any therapist that you want.
Along with other benefits of online psychotherapy, it is a good option for you if you are short on finances. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about other expenses such as those related to commuting, child-care, etc.
Considering the benefits and effectiveness of online counseling, the Philippine Mental Health Association Services has launched an online mental health facility. It is a safe place where you can consult different mental health professionals of PMHA and get mental health services. Moreover, the mental health facility also offers free services during the pandemic.
If you are experiencing mental or emotional health issues, and are restricted by the lockdown during COVID-19, you can now seek online psychotherapy Philippines. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +63 2 89667110 or +63 977 795 3097 for details. You may also book your appointment here
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Prescription Psychiatrists and Psychologists recommend that the business entity provides formal education for all staff including senior management as to inform them to their legal capacity or rights regarding mental health.
Prescription Psychiatrists and Psychologists recommends that a business entity considers implementing anonymous psychometric tests which are taken by all staff prior to an employee having a '1 on 1 session'.
Prescription Psychiatrists and Psychologists recommends that the business entity provides equal access to all employees in entities that are within the Philippines, including the highest
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