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Philippines: Mental health also important in DRRM, psychiatrist says

5 Jul 2018, Rappler

Therapy has proven effective in helping people cope with the aftermath of a disaster, highlighting the need for mental health initiatives to strengthen communities in disaster resilience. In the Phillipines, a law was passed to promote mental health through national policies and programmes, demonstrating government initiative to address mental health and DRR.



Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.