Depression and mental health care in the Philippines: an infographic

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

My Solo Boracay Trip

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

What’s in a name?: Mental Health Stigma in the Philippines and How to Stop it

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

On not being active on social media

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

5 Things I Like About Myself Tag

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to Bipolar Barb for tagging me in the 5 Things I Like About Myself post. This is a difficult one, but I'm up for the challenge! The Rules Thank the nominator Display the picture on your post List 5 things you like about yourself 1 thing must be… Continue reading 5 Things I Like About Myself Tag

About today: migraines, ditched plans, and hot summers

I was supposed to go to the mall today to watch A Quiet Place and buy tech for my ESL online teaching plan, but I woke up late with a migraine of epic proportions. I get these horrible ones where I have to drink heavy painkillers just to take the pain away. I get spots… Continue reading About today: migraines, ditched plans, and hot summers