Mental Health iprayoridad – VP Robredo
BINIGYANG halaga ni Vice President Leni Robredo ang pagpa-prayoridad sa mental health ng isang tao, habang nasa ilalim ng pandemya ang bansa bunsod ng Covid 19.
Sa kanyang mensahe sa unang virtual worldwide “March for Mental Health,” sinabi ni Robredo na ang pagprotekta sa “psychological well-being” ng mga Pinoy ay mahalaga ngayong COVID-19 outbreak.
“The approach is largely still one that relies on institutionalization for treatment… Beyond the gaps in physical, institutional, and human resources, stands a larger cultural divide about accepting mental health in our country and in other parts of the world,” sinabi ni Robredo.
“I believe that the path to healing begins with honesty and openness. We must begin defaulting to empathy,” dagdag ni Robredo.
Sinabi pa ng bise presidente na ang mental well-being ang pinakadelikado at dapat na binabantayan sa ganitong panahon.
“There is still a perception that mental health struggles are a form of weakness or an embarrassment to one’s family. This discourages help-seeking behavior, which then makes data inaccurate and compromises the ability of willing doctors and health professionals who wish to help,” sambit pa ni Robredo. (Kiko Cueto)