November 19, 2020 - Thursday 1:00 PM
The Local Government Unit of Kapalong through the Gender and Development Office (GAD), conducted the Mental Health Day 2020 Celebration with the theme: Mental Health for all: Greater Investment- Greater Access. During the activity Dr. Rachelle Jan Enojada, our partner Psychiatrist emphasizes the importance of mental health especially in this time of public health emergency due to Covid-19 Pandemic.
On the other hand, Mayor Maria Theresa R. Timbol in her statement, said: The LGU allocated budget for the Mental Health Program to be able to promote the overall wellness of all, prevent mental, psychosocial, and neurologic disorders, substance abuse and other forms of addiction, and reduce the burden of disease by improving access to quality care and recovery in order to attain the highest possible level of health to participate fully in society.
She added, that, the celebration will raise awareness to those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experiences and to recognize the support of the stakeholders who helped a lot in the realization of these initiatives. The mayor also appreciated and acknowledged the services rendered by our partner psychiatrist Dr. Enojada and the support of Unilab Pharmaceutical Company.
Moreover, the LGU has a long-standing commitment to support these efforts and advocate on issues related to behavioral health. It supports the integration of behavioral and physical health and helps our mental health program implementors play a key role in establishing partnerships to ensure access to a full continuum of behavioral health care.