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National Mental Health Policy

Department of Health, Philippines Country Resources Mental Health Policies Philippines 1 April 2001 Policy document mental health promotion, policy

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National Mental Health Policy in the Philippines

The lack of consideration of mental health as an integral health component as well as the lack of political will to implement a comprehensive national mental health program are crucial issues in the Philippines.

The main objectives of this policy are:
• The reduction of morbidity, mortality, disability and complications from mental disorders
• The promotion of healthy lifestyles through the promotion of mental health and less stressful life

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