Mental health awareness in the Philippines

There was news about an apparent suicide floating around the office the past week. A relatively healthy employee, dead at thirty. It would have been more shocking had this instance been the victim’s first attempt but I believe it wasn’t. According to people who knew him well this was the third and, unfortunately, successful time […]

Suicide And How You Can Help Prevent One

Okay, this isn’t going to be an easy topic to tackle but Tvtropes and Cracked both have their own page about suicide and what can be said or done to prevent it so I decided that it’s high time for GRP to have something similar. We all know that suicide is another issue that is somewhat uncomfortable to discuss […]

Reports say Filipinos are sad and depressed in the Philippines

A 2012 World Happiness Report has reportedly ranked the Philippines “among the least happiest in Southeast Asia, or 103rd out of 155 surveyed countries worldwide.” That bit of news should be as welcome as a skin rash to advocates of the Philippine tourism slogan “It’s more fun in the Philippines”. It could actually lead them […]

Possible psych war being waged in SC as Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno snubbed anew by peers!

Just how long will newly-appointed Philippine Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno be able to maintain her trademark smile over the next 18 years she will be serving her post? The stresses of the job are piling on, which does not bode well for Sereno who, according to the supposed findings of a psychological […]