Hello everyone! In light of May being Mental Health Awareness month, I decided to make a quick infographic about depression, suicide, and mental health care in the Philippines. Please take the time to read it. Thank you! Sources: How does the PH fare in mental health care? Minding the gap in Philippines' mental health WHO-AIMS… Continue reading Depression and mental health care in the Philippines: an infographic
News of Boracay closing for rehabilitation has everyone disappointed, but I couldn't help but remember my first trip there. It was July of 2017, and I traveled alone to the Western reaches of Visayas to experience the tropical paradise that is Boracay. I remember crying my eyes out days before the trip. I was experiencing… Continue reading My Solo Boracay Trip
April is currently the country's hottest month of 2018. The weather hit 35 °C on the 23rd and 91% in terms of humidity on the 10th. It's been crazy hot. There are memes about the Philippines being the 10th circle of hell, and honestly? There might be some truth to that. Complaining about the heat… Continue reading April Wrap-up
When I started showing symptoms of bipolar disorder II in the first few months of 2017, I was desperate for a lot of things. An understanding of what I was going through, a resolution for the conflict brewing inside me, and the support of people to help me push through with whatever this illness will… Continue reading What’s in a name?: Mental Health Stigma in the Philippines and How to Stop it
Hey y'all! It's been a while since I last posted here. Just wanted to post a quick update. This week was busy: I had another consult with my therapist, upped my meds (with the guidance of my therapist of course), learned that I could possibly freelance as a writer/virtual assistant (of course there are skills… Continue reading Life Update
I checked my Instagram account earlier and I just realized that it's been more than a month since I last posted anything. Part of me is sad that I have no more social media presence, especially with me bailing out of Facebook last year. I'm not that active on Twitter either, and I just mostly… Continue reading On not being active on social media
Thank you to Bipolar Barb for nominating me for the Leibster Award! Check her blog out; she chronicles her journey as someone who has Bipolar disorder. She's honestly one of the bloggers I look up to and I wish I can be as good of an influence to the mental health community as her. Rules… Continue reading Very First Liebster Award!