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Cases of depression, anxiety and suicide in our country.

Requested from DOH by Dan Louis Rosales at 08:15 PM on Dec 02, 2019.
Purpose: Research for depression and anxiety awareness and to be used by a non profit organization
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2018 - 12/02/2019
Tracking no: #DOH-327881689226

Dan Louis 08:15 PM, Dec 02, 2019

Hello there! I would like to request any informations regarding depression and anxiety cases here in our country.
For specific:
1. Numbers of suicide cases occurred on the said date.
2. Range of ages that is most affected of depression and anxiety and suicide.

Thanks a lot! We will use this info to help our government's campaign on fighting depression in our nation.

FOI 08:50 AM, Dec 03, 2019

December 3, 2019

Dear Dan Louis,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 02, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Cases of depression, anxiety and suicide in our country..

We received your request on Dec 02, 2019 and will respond on or before Dec 23, 2019 08:15:57 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPSC0zMjc4ODE2ODkyMjYM, for request with ticket number #DOH-327881689226.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer
December 4, 2019

Dear Dan Louis Rosales,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Dec 02, 2019 08:15:57 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Cases of depression, anxiety and suicide in our country..

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have [some of]* the information you have requested. The National Mental Health Program currently does not have ANY OFFICIAL data on the statistics on mental health disorders in our country in all its aspects, including depression and anxiety. The program is currently developing a registry and information system to gather these information. We hope they can await as the department, more specifically, the program strives to address their concerns and strengthen mental health in our country. 

We are only able to provide the list of Accredited Psychiatric Facilities in the Philippines. For further reference, please visit the link below: 

https://hfsrb.doh.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Psych-Fac-2016_researcherProt.pdf

 We are can also provide you the regional level data on Alzheimer's Disease Mortality Rate for 2016. You may view this in the Philippine Health Statistics Annual Report at https://www.doh.gov.ph/sites/default/files/publications/2016_PHILIPPINE-HEALTH-STATISTICS.pdf

Finally, there is the Mental Health Atlas 2017 Philippine data that is posted at the World Health Organization website that you could cite as reference: https://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/atlas/profiles-2017/PHL.pdf?ua=1

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Thank you.

Respectfully,
FOI Officer

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