The success of parents can only be seen through their children. All countries have their own social problems. In the Philippines, mental illness and drug abuse can be traced back to the changes in parenting styles of Filipinos. Since the overseas Filipino workers become in demand, many children end up in despair. There’s one thing that cannot be denied though. Numerous successful individuals are mostly raised by the single mothers. This is why Gov. Imee Marcos, a candidate for Senator serves as a role model as commended by her own children.
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[VIDEO]: In Imee Sagot radio program the 3 sons of the Bet for Senator express their views on lack of parental guidance as a social problem.
Computer Gaming as a Sport
Atty. Michael Manotoc said that in today’s world, hackers made a name for themselves. Borgy Manotoc added that the youngsters can be superstars in their own games online. Board Member Matthew Manotoc also confirmed that there’s already some sort of digital gaming career. However, the motherly instinct of Gov. Marcos brings the topic back to the symptoms of mental illness among youngsters.
Social and Anti-Social Syndromes
The governor urges the audience to be vigilant with the mental illness symptoms that manifest among children and teenagers. They include violence, anti-social or overly exaggerated or repetitive behaviors. She said that it is best to treat them as another condition like depression. Psychiatric help is a must.
The Digital Age Lifestyle and Drug Tests on the Students
In the digital age, many people not just the young ones find their own world online. They can’t see any need for socialization because they are already comfortable with their digital lifestyle. However, once they are influenced badly by their cyber contacts, they can be prone to drug abuses or even criminal acts. Some are even used by their own parents for drug trade because the underaged kids are spared by the law. Nonetheless, Atty. Manotoc said that to drug test schoolchildren is an overkill. The dashing model then recommended that the parents must be held accountable for their offsprings’ misdemeanor or a big mess.
Balancing with Physical Activities
Regardless of what age and lifestyle we are in now, some things just never changed. Balancing the mind with the body is still crucial. Nothing is wrong with enhancing the mind and sight coordination using computerized gadgets for as long as physical activities can also go along with it perhaps in another set of activities with family or friends.
To address the stigma surrounding mental health problems, the Royal Family’s Facebook page by Prince William shares a Face Time chat with Lady Gaga. Done remotely from their respective homes in London and Los Angeles, they discussed the importance of speaking in public about emotional issues so that people don’t feel they are alone.
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[VIDEO]: Prince William and Lady Gaga FaceTime to Join Forces for Mental Health Awareness
“In my life I go, ‘Oh my goodness, look at all these beautiful wonderful things that I have, I should be so happy,’ but you can’t help it if you wake up in the morning and you are so tired and you are so sad and you are so full of anxiety that you can barely think,” she says. Williams invited Gaga to participate after he read an open letter she issued through her Born This Way Foundation in which she revealed a sexual assault at 19 that left her with PTSD: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7761127/lady-gaga-facetime-prince-william-mental-health
Lady Gaga felt that people facing mental health challenges are “not hiding anymore.”. William agrees to that but stresses to promote it more within the family. This is why he and his wife, Kate are hoping to encourage their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to grow up feeling comfortable talking openly about their feelings. The Prince talks from first hand experience. His brother, Prince Harry was too affected by the death of their mother, Princess Diana.
DOH spokesman Eric Tayag explains that social media is a good way to connect to people, but it also has a negative effect. It causes depression through bashing – that Leni Robredo can attest. Some users are quite affected with it thus, giving them a hard time. Vulnerable individuals must be protected, especially the adolescents.
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[VIDEO]: Hinikayat ng Department of Health na agad kumonsulta sa mga doktor ang mga taong nakararanas ng depression.
Leni Robredo’s Experience
Leni Robredo is one victim of online harassment. She has highlighted accessibility of social media as one easy channel for the emerging difficulties in dealing with cyber attacks against women, like her. Robredo said women that become easy targets of attacks using the internet as the platform for such humiliating attacks.
The DOH announces that they have installed a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline called the Hopeline Project. It could also be used to assess the actual situation in the Philippines. The DOH launched the said project in September 2016 in conjunction with the World Health Organization and the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation. This is to provide a support system for those who are prone to suicidal thoughts.
Initially, it is noted that most of the callers suffer from depression due to failed love life. The hotline received 3,479 calls in 2016 and 605 of the callers showed signs of depression. 496 inquired about depression and suicide. The rest of the 479 callers admitted to experiencing stress and possible depression
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial stressed that everyone should know the telltale signs of depression. It can happen to anyone. Detect depression by looking at a person closely. If he or she is no longer able to do daily tasks, then that’s an obvious sign of depression. If a person who usually takes a bath but stopped all of a sudden, that’s telling family members that he or she is depressed. Ubial said that it is really necessary for family members to be concerned with loved ones – to ensure that help is provided to those who are depressed because they can’t help themselves. The help of a psychiatrist is needed. Those who do not seek medical help despite the symptoms are the crazy ones.
If you think that you are mentally sound at all times, then you do not belong to the modern age. All people have the tendency to go off track with today’s fast-phased living. We all need to nurture our mental wellness. Click the arrow to see the slide presentation on how to take care of your brain:
Definitely some words of wisdom here. Just know that if you think that others are crazy, you are worst because you can’t accept the fact that we are living in a complex world that is too much for the human brain to fathom.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD which is always the diagnosis of a child who is too hyperactive, doing things without thinking and someone who never focus on something can also be detected among adults. If you think you are ironic because you can’t stay still, get bored when paying attention and irritated with details, you may be suffering from ADHD.
It may be harder to see the symptoms in adults because they may be just caused by stress, anxiety or over work but talking to a therapist will make the task very simple. If there are too many people around you who get exhausted when you are around, then it’s probably time to check the doctor for once in your life. You may not suffer from being anti-social if you know how to take care or control yourself – sparing yourself from disappointments and away from having low self-esteem!
ADHD drug consumption increased double in number from 2008 and 2012 based on the drug store administration organization report (Express Scripts). Despite of mature people not paying attention on whether they are suffering from ADHD or not, 0.5% of adults aging from 20 to 44 were still on ADHD medications in 2001, says the VP of authority practice at Express Scripts, Dr. David Muzina. It passed the 1% imprint for male patients in 2004 and for females in 2005, and continuously increasing from that time on. This clearly shows that ADHD is not just a childhood condition – it can continue to adulthood when not closely monitored or worst, neglected!