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Our Advocacy Work in the Spotlight

First Mindfulness Billboards in the Philippines

On October 10, 2023, Empath unveiled the Philippines' First Mindfulness Billboard to mark World Mental Health Day. It serves as a reminder to pause and breathe, promoting mindfulness and mental well-being. This initiative aims to raise awareness about mental health among Filipinos, particularly during World Mental Health Day and Mental Health Awareness Month in October.


October 11, 2023

How to find a therapist that fits your needs

Finding a therapist who fits your needs requires some trial and error. Stephanie Naval, who founded the Philippines-based mental health platform Empath, shares her thoughts on how to get the support you need.


May 26, 2023

‘Utang na loob?’ Filipino family values gone wrong, and how they affect mental health

Does your family sweep issues under the rug, or do your parents like to compare you to your siblings? A clinical psychologist from Empath explains how these practices can be detrimental to our growth.


January 31, 2023

An inflation of hopelessness

The Marcos administration’s economic team may have recently boasted that it exceeded its growth targets in 2022 at 7.6% – so far the highest in Asia – but sociologists and mental health workers are raising the alarm of a possibly dangerous contagion that could linger amid the pandemic.


January 28, 2023

How to set boundaries or cut ties with toxic family, according to a psychologist

Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to assess: are your family members and relatives just occasionally annoying, or are they toxic? Clinical psychologist Abegail Joyce (AJ) Requilman from Empath helps distinguish one from the other and what to do about it after. Should you tolerate? Accept? Or change your situation completely?


January 15, 2023

Young, ambitious, and making a difference: inside the minds of Filipino Gen Z founders

No matter what challenges they’ve faced, what’s clear is that these young startup founders have demonstrated impressive creativity, resilience, and drive in changing the way we live and work. Their ambition, determination, and adaptability are all proof that the future is indeed bright for Philippine startups.


January 12, 2023