FACT: The magnitude of the consequences of undetected and untreated metal illness has been evident in the number of suicide cases and increasing health costs.
The Medical City (TMC) Department of Psychiatry takes a more active role in addressing the growing mental health needs of the country with the establishment of the Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) which was launched during an event held at the TMC facilities today.
The CBH is the first in the country to offer services that cover the entire continuum of mental health care – from wellness to illness; from assessment to early recognition, to therapeutic intervention to home care; from care that necessitates one therapist to care that necessitates shared responsibility among several team members; from individual therapy to group therapy, and from promotive to preventive care. The CBH is headed by Dr. Mary Daryl Joyce Lindo-Calleja.
Present during the launch and blessing of the center were TMC Chairman of the Board Dr. Augusto P. Sarmiento, TMC President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon, Senior Vice President (SVP) for the Medical Services Group Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, SVP for Human Resources Management Group Dr. Blesilda E. Concepcion, Institute of Neurological Sciences Director Dr. Louie Racelis, Department of Psychiatry Chairman Dr. Imelda Batar, CBH head Dr. Mary Daryl Joyce Lindo-Calleja, and veteran broadcast journalist Cheche Lazaro as special guest.
Aside from General and Consultation-Liason Psychiatry services, the CBH offers services to address addiction, and children and teen’s behavioral health challenges.
Interested parties may reach CBH via (02) 988-100 loc. 6135 or 6282.