A Summary of The Truth about Aneurysyms Written by Dr. Gwen Y. Reyes-Amurao, M.D.
Comparative data on attitudes toward suicide indicate the urgency of the situation. In the 2011 WHO Global School-Based Health Survey has shown that in the Philippines, 16% of students between 13-15 years old have ever seriously considered attempting suicide while 13% have actually attempted suicide one or more times during the past year.
FIRST AID FOR DEPRESSION
Stories of depression and news on mental health conditions have been on the front pages or the top of social media feeds in recent times. Mental health illnesses rank number three among the most common form of morbidity, according to National Statistics Office. Department of Health states that 3.3 million Filipinos suffer from depressive disorders.
CATCHING UP ON ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATION
While visits to the doctor for immunization shots are as regular as clockwork for young children, it is not so for adolescents. When the teen years set in, the zeal and commitment to regular check-ups and doctor visits may not be as easy to maintain or manage. More often than not, school work and extra-curricular activities are given more importance than a visit to the family doctor. Besides, many young children grow up with an aversion to vaccinations, from remembered pains and possibly some other negative experiences related to vaccinations. Then there is the notion that teenagers are immune from sickness.
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