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The World Health Organization (WHO) Report of 2003 showed that mental, neurological and substance use disorders are leading causes of disability worldwide and are responsible for 33 percent of overall years lived with disability (YLDs). These disorders also contribute largely to the global burden of disease representing 13 percent of overall disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). More than 150 million people suffer from depression at any point in time and nearly 1 million commit suicide every year. About 25 million suffer from schizophrenia, 38 million from epilepsy, and more than 90 million from alcohol or drug abuse disorders.
Mental Health defined
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 1999
a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. 
 
 
 
VISION
Better Quality of Life through Total Health Care for all Filipinos
 
 
 
MISSION
A Rational and Unified Response to Mental Health.
 
 
 
OBJECTIVES
 Implementation of a mental health program strategy
The National Mental Health Policy shall be pursued through a mental health program strategy prioritizing the promotion of mental health, protection of the rights and freedom of persons with mental diseases and the reduction of the burden and consequences of mental ill-health, mental and brain disorders and disabilities.
 
 
 
 
PROGRAM COMPONENTS
A. Wellness of Daily Living
The process of attaining and maintaining the well- being of person/s across the life cycle through the promotion of healthy lifestyle with emphasis on coping with stress and other psychosocial issues.
 
Objectives:
  1. To increase awareness among the population on mental health and  psychosocial issues.
  2. To ensure access of preventive and promotive mental health services.
 
B.  Extreme Life Experiences
 
Focuses on addressing the psychosocial consequences and maintaining mental health of person/s who experiences incidents that are out of the ordinary, such as disaster, epidemic, trauma, etc., which threatens personal equilibrium.
 
Objectives:
  1. To categorize/ prioritize the extreme life experience which may be the concern of mental health
  2. To identify programs to address the psychosocial consequences and mental health issues
  3. To identify strategies I interventions to implement this program as a result of these extreme life experiences
  4. To undertake necessary researches to guide in the implementation and development of programs
  5. To sustain the multi-sectoral collaboration with other stakeholders for a unified mental health program
 
 C. Mental Disorder
 
Focuses on the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness, such as clinically behavioral or psychological syndromes, across the lifespan of an individual (i.e. children, adolescents, adults, elderly, special populations such as the military, Overseas Filipino Workers, refugees, and persons with disabilities)
 
Objectives:
  1. Early detection & control of symptoms, maintenance of treatment and  adherence to the treatment.
  2. Re-integration in the community with adherence to the treatment, thereby improving their quality of life.
  3. Compliance to treatment guidelines and protocols.
 
D. Substance Abuse and other forms of addiction
 
Focuses on the promotion of protective factors and prevention against the development of substance abuse and other forms of addiction in the following key settings (Family, School, Workplace, Community, Health Care Setting, Industry) through 'existing DOH programs and responsible agencies;
 
Objectives:
  1. To provide implementers accurate, technical information about the psychosocial issues of substance abuse and other forms of addiction,
  2. To promote protective factors against the development of substance abuse and other forms of addiction in the following key settings (Family, School, Workplace, Community, Health Care Setting, Industry) through existing DOH programs and responsible agencies
  3. To rationalize and enhance the substance abuse and other forms of addiction program to different key settings as a form of deterring factor.
  4. Enhance detection of substance abuse through accurate clinical assessment and analytical testing.
  5. To develop CPGs for different substance abuse disorders and other forms 
  6. To provide and sustain a healthy drug free/alcohol impairment free lifestyle by enhancing protective factors in the different key setting
  7. To have a good aftercare support program
 
E. Neurologic Disorder
 
Promoting neurologic health and preventing common neurologic disorders such as, but not limited to epilepsy, dementia, and developmental disorders; assessing, diagnosing and treating neurologic disorders; and improving the quality of life of persons with neurologic disorders.
 
 
 
 
TARGET POPULATION/CLIENT
  • Older persons
  • Working age-group                        
  • Adolescents and school children 
With concerns on Mental Health (e.g. Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, Mental Retardation, substance & drug abuse, trauma from crisis and violence).
 
 
 
AREA OF COVERAGE
Zamboanga Peninsula
 
 
 
 
 
PARTNER INSTITUTIONS 
  • DepEd
  • Zamboanga City Medical Center
  • LGUs
  • Philippine National Police
  • PDEA
 
 
POLICIES AND LAWS 
Administrative Order
 
No. 8 s. 2001 
dated April 2, 2001
 
The National Mental Health Policy
 
The attainment of a better quality of life 
through the promotion of mental health 
has now become an imperative and essential goal for all countries and its people.
 
Administrative Order
No. 2016-0039 
dated OCTOBER 28, 2017
 
ACTION FRAMEWORK OF THE NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
To promote mental health and well-being; 
prevent MNS disorders and other forms of addiction; provide care, enhance recovery; and reduce morbidity, disability and mortality of persons suffering from these disorders cognizant of their human right to access quality health care.
 
 
 
 
 
 
STRATEGIES, ACTION POINTS, AND TIMELINE
  • Intensify health promotion and advocacy to include the conduct nationwide awareness on mental health, mental disorder (e.g. depression and suicide) prevention and control through schools, community and government offices;
  • Build capacity of health workers in community diagnosis on mental health (knowledge, attitude and practices) and its risk factors, early identification, management of new cases/relapse cases and proper referral system.
  • Expand the provision of mental health services through public-private partnership
  • Develop policy and legislation for the enhancement of  mental health program
  • Encourage research culture and capacity development on mental health
  •  Establish database and information system and improvement of the Monitoring and evaluation system for mental health
  • Develop model programs for mental health
  • Develop/ upgrade health facilities for mental health
 
 
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS/STATUS
Trained Health Personnel on mhGAP
PROVINCE/CITY
DESIGNATION
NUMBER OF TRAINED
Zamboanga City
MO
4
Zamboanga Sibugay
MHO
13
Zamboanga Del Sur
MHO/CHO
7
Zamboanga Del Norte
MHO
12
 
 List of New Access Sites 
Province
Name of RHU
Who/When/Where was training on mhGAP conducted
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Alicia RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Diplahan RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Imelda RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Ipil RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Mabuhay RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Malangas RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Olutanga RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Payao RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. R.T Lim RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. 10 Siay RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Titay RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Tungawan RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Sur
  1. San Pablo RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Dapitan City CHO
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Manukan RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Pinan RHU
DOH RO IX (WHO Funded), October 2015, Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Jose Dalman
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. La Libertad
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Mutia
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Del Sur
  1. Guipos
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Gutalac
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Del Sur
  1. San Miguel
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Del Sur
  1. Lapuyan
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
  1. CHO
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Pagadian City
  1. CHO
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Labason
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Sibuco
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Godod
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Del Sur
  1. Kumalarang
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Siocon
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Siay
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
  1. CHO
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Del Sur
  1. Labangan
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga City
  1. CHO
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Norte
  1. Sergio Osmeña
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Del Sur
  1. Bayog
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
Zamboanga Sibugay
  1. Ipil
DOH RO IX, November 2016, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City
 
 
Report on mhMapping
NAME OF PROVINCE/ CITY
DATE CONDUCTED
AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR MHSA
Zamboanga City
March 17, 2015
  • There are three (3) Psychiatrists and one (1) Psychologist at Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC): they are Dr. Casto Herminio, Dr. Nahda Abutazil and Dr. Nadia Paber; and Ms. Antonietta Escandar respectively
  • There is one (1) private practitioner and she is Dr. Ma. Mercedes Mendoza
Zamboanga del Norte
March 19 and 20, 2015
  • There is one (1) Psychiatrist in the person of Dr. Hazel Aiza Soriano Biclar of Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital in Dapitan City
  • Data gathering on-going; the Municipality of Pinan is said to have cases of Schizophrenia
                          
Zamboanga del Sur
March 23 and 24, 2015
  • There is one (1) Psychiatrist in the person of Dr. Angela J. Espanola of Jamelarin Hospital in Pagadian City
  • Data gathering on-going; Municipalities of Aurora and Pitogo with cases of Schizophrenia
  • Cases are referred to Dr. Angela Espanola in coordination with the Municipal Health Officer (MHO) of Pitogo Dr. Ava Rebecca Alejandro
  • Plans to establish a Network for Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment
Zamboanga Sibugay
March 26 and 27, 2015
  • No Psychiatrist available
  • Cases are referred to ZCMC
 
 
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 
DATE
ACTIVITY
VENUE
MAY  9, 2017
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program Updates Batch I
Zamboanga City
JULY 12, 2017
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program Updates Batch II
Zamboanga City
JUNE 27, 2017
“Healthy and Drug Free” Celebration of International Day Against Drug Abuse
Zamboanga City
OCTOBER 3-5, 2017
Training on Mental Health GAP Batch I
Zamboanga City
OCTOBER 10, 2017
“Lusog Isip” Celebration of National Mental Health Week
Zamboanga City
NOVEMBER 21-23, 2017
Training on Mental Health GAP Batch II
Zamboanga City
DECEMBER 6 & 7, 2017
“Anti-Prohibited Drug Use Campaign” Celebration of Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week Batch I & II
Zamboanga City
 
 
 
 
STATISTICS
 MHSA
 
 
 
PROGRAM MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION
KENGCHAY S. LAO, RN
Senior Health Program Officer
 
 
 
 
DATE LAST UPDATED  
September 13, 2017