Philippine Mental Health Law or Republic Act 11036 Passed

The Principal Sponsor of the Philippine Mental Health Law is Senator Pia Hontiveros.

The passage of the Philippine Mental Health Law sets the path for government policy on integrating mental health care into the general health care system.

There is no health without mental health. No longer shall Filipinos suffer silently in the dark.

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Photo Owner: Senator Pia Hontiveros

What are the salient features of the Philippine Mental Health Law otherwise known as Republic Act 11036?

  1. Secure the rights and welfare of mental health professionals and persons with mental health needs.
  2. Provide mental health services in hospitals and barangays.
  3. Improve mental health facilities.
  4. Integrate mental health education in schools and workplaces.

The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) new crises hotline are:

  • 0917899-USAP (8727)
  • 989-USAP