Encephalitis patients at high risk of suicide and self-harm

Encephalitis patients at high risk of suicide and self-harm

New studies reveal encephalitis patients are at a high risk of committing self harm or suicide.The two papers, from authors in the UK and Mexico, published on World Encephalitis Day on Feb. 22, discovered that 37.5% of survivors of Encephalitis reported they had...
‘Parents must keep explaining Covid-19 risks to children’

‘Parents must keep explaining Covid-19 risks to children’

While going outdoors could help children after a year of lockdown, a psychiatrist said this would pose a new challenge to parents in explaining the risks of contracting the Covid-19 virus to their children.Psychiatrist Bernadette Arcena-Manalo said on July 16 that...
PH suicide rate up by 25.7% in 2020

PH suicide rate up by 25.7% in 2020

Suicide cases in the Philippines spiked last 2020, during the peak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, where harsh lockdowns forced everyone to stay indoors, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.Based on its latest data, the PSA said the...