Press Release
September 10, 2019

Statement of Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros

I will be engaging the DOH and DND budgets to discuss ways of helping our uniformed men and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, in line with our Philippine Mental Health Law. PTSD is a hidden war wound, one which manifests itself in anger, violence towards others, alcoholism and other unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Alam kong ang military ay may kultura ng pagiging macho. Pero hindi sana ito hadlang sa pagkakaroon ng maayos na mental health services at support lalong-lalo na sa mga kababayang nanggaling sa conflict at mga madugong engkuwentro.


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