Articles with tag #breakthestigma
news 12:49 PM Oct 2018
ALS Moves for Mental Health
October 10 is World Mental Health Day. With the passage of the Philippine Mental Health Law, this year marks a very meaningful celebration. Ateneo Law made sure that the celebration is felt in ALS,...
legal 4:37 PM Oct 2018
SC Holds Mental Health Law Symposium
On October 26, 2018, the Ateneo Law Student Council held a symposium on the newly-enacted Republic Act No. 11036, dubbed the “Mental Health Law.” The speakers were Dr. Edgardo Juan Tolentino, Jr., a practitioner...
features 5:08 PM Nov 2018
Different, Not Less
It took me years to say this out loud. I suffer from Bipolar I mood disorder. I have taken cocktails of mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety, depression, and sleep medication. I am Robert Escalante. Son of...
features 5:18 PM Oct 2018
Take a Break
Law school, as we know it, is hard enough as it is. Stress is common, but having this condition is a handicap. It is a burden I carry on top of the enormous law...
features 7:52 PM Oct 2018
You Are Not Alone
I was 17 when I learned that my mother had an affair. I never told my dad because I know he would not let it pass, and that it will greatly affect our family....
features 5:01 PM Oct 2018
Law School Secret to Mental Health and Wellness
Mental challenge is not something all of us are comfortable discussing over, as if it is something to avoid at all costs. As the fictional character Hermione Granger once said, “Fear of a name...
features 4:27 PM Oct 2018
It would not be entirely true to say that you did not see it coming. All your life you tell yourself, “I am not him.” You somehow believe that it will not happen if...
features 12:51 AM Oct 2018
“The past few months,” my -girlfriend said. “Ibang-iba ka na magalit.” A few hours later, she called on the phone and ended our three-year relationship. Even if a big part of me knew it...
features 1:44 PM Oct 2018
Getting There, Staying There, and Leaving
Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Major Depressive Disorder. Bipolar Disorder. So many disorders, so little time. They all sound so familiar, yet so foreign, as if plucked out of a menu. Here, life says, the monkey...