One in every five Filipinos suffers from a mental health problem.  In a supersaturated country like the Philippines, there are only 700 practicing psychiatrists and it will never be enough to attend to the country's needs.

Barangay Venus ranks first in the municipality of Sergio Osmeña to have high presumptive cases of mental health diseases. For a population of approximately 1300, the team was able to survey around 19 presumptive mental health cases. When asked why they are left undiagnosed, families would often mention financial difficulties, and the absence of a mental health facility in the area.

The nearest hospital that has a mental health facility is about 2 hours away. As one of the team's goals, among others, Mental Health is of utmost importance. Through the effort and active participation of the enabled barangay residents, 8 fully-diagnosed mental health patients are now taking medications, and having their regular follow-up check ups.

Another mental health CHP structure project of the team is the ISIP (Institusyon gahatag Serbisyo para sa Indibidwal na Pangisip) Center. It held its ribbon-cutting ceremony last April, 2019. ISIP Center is a counselling center designed specifically for various mental health uses. One room is for mental health patients, where they consult with their schedules regarding follow-ups. This room will be manned by the Barangay Health Worker. Another room, is the senior citizens' area, where the lolos and lolas can have a good time to chit chat, or play games; this will be manned by the Senior Citizens' President.

The Barangay's ISIP Center is located in the old Barangay Hall, in Purok Jupiter. With the team's effort in enabling the residents of Venus, Mental Health is now free of the stigma and even more understood in the barangay.





We are nine (9) passionate, dedicated and goal-oriented medical students with diverse personalities who came together to achieve one goal. We are an all-scholar group with the intention to serve God and His people. For the next four years in the medical school, we have a vision to help the people in the community to become self-reliant. Through community participation and cooperation, everything can be achieved. We choose to serve the community. We choose to serve Venus. | web counter hits


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