Philippines sees surge in mental health calls during COVID-19

MANILA (XINHUA) – The Philippines is seeing “a significant increase” in mental health calls amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines’ Department of Health (DoH) said yesterday.

The DoH said the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) has noted “a significant increase in monthly hotline calls regarding depression, with numbers rising from 80 calls pre-lockdown to nearly 400”.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin