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ADVOCACY:

HELP WORKS TO PROMOTE AWARENESS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES,


ACHIEVE EQUITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE COMPARABLE TO OTHER
HEALTH CARE, AND REDUCE STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST
THOSE WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES. HELP WORKS TO STRENGTHEN
INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES SO THEY MAY IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF
LIFE AND REDUCING THE IMPACT OF SUICIDE THROUGH ACTION FOCUSED
ON DECREASING RISK FACTORS FOR SUICIDE, AND ENHANCING
PROTECTIVE FACTORS THAT PREVENT SUICIDE AND SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR.
HISTORY:
HELP WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED IN 1979 IN UNITED KINGDOM AS A CHARITY TO
HELP MENTALLY CHALLENGED AND SUICIDAL INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN’T PROVIDE
FOR THEIR NECESSITIES AND NEEDS HELPING, BY THE FOUNDER, SISTER SYLVIA
HAIRY, A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR RELIGIOUS LEADER, TOGETHER WITH HIS
HUSBAND, FREDDIE AGUILAR, A BUSINESS MAN AND HER 18 YEAR-OLD
DAUGHTER, TRISHA HAIRY. BUT BECAUSE OF SOME EVENTS, TRISHA SUFFERED
FROM A CERTAIN MENTAL ILLNESS WHICH LED HER TO KILL HER PARENTS AND
RESULTED FOR THE CHARITY TO CLOSE DOWN. TRISHA THEN WAS ATTENDED BY
A PSYCHIATRIST, MARY MERRIE FOR A FAST RECOVERY.
AFTER SEVERAL THERAPIES AND MEDICATIONS FOR 2 YEARS, SHE THEN
WAS VICTORIOUS IN FIGHTING THE MENTAL ILLNESS SHE HAS SUFFERED
FROM AND CONTINUED TO REOPEN THE SAID CHARITY. WITH THE
ASSISTANCE OF MARY MERRIE, AND TOGETHER WITH THEIR FILIPINO
PARTNERS, JULEANE, NETHIEL AND PATRICIA AND OTHER 150 DONORS
ACROSS THE GLOBE, THEY WERE ABLE TO BUILD 3 SCHOOLS AND 5
HOSPITALS IN 5 YEARS. HELP OPERATED SUCCESSFULLY TIL IN THE
PRESENT HAVING 5 SCHOOLS AND 6 HOSPITALS WHEN THE GOVERNMENT
FUNDING FRAMEWORK FOR TRAINING BECAME ABUNDANT.
PROGRAMS:
1.)FREE EDUCATION FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DIFFERENT MALADY
OR DIFFICULTY TO FIT IN IN THE SOCIETY(E.G WITH HIV, EARLY
PREGNANCY, BULLIED, ADDICT, DEPRESSION) - EXERCISES PROGRAMS -
DEVELOP NEW SKILLS AND/OR RELEARN OLD SKILLS -DEVELOP SOCIAL
NETWORKS -PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES -DEVELOP
CONFIDENCE AND -ACCOMPLISH PERSONAL GOALS -3 DAYS OF CLASS, 2
DAYS OF OUTDOORS ACTIVITY
2.) MONTHLY INCOME SUPPORT FOR MENTALLY CHALLENGED INDIVIDUALS
3.) FREE MEDICATION FOR IMPOTENT ILL INDIVIDUALS - INTENSIVE PROGRAM-
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM A MENTAL HEALTH
DISORDER WHERE THEY PARTICIPATE IN GROUP THERAPY, RECEIVING THREE
HOURS OF THERAPY UP TO THREE DAYS A WEEK. -COUNSELING FOR PATIENTS
ENROLLED -WELLNESS TOOLBOX -DAILY MAINTENANCE PLAN -IDENTIFYING
TRIGGERS AND AN ACTION PLAN -IDENTIFYING EARLY WARNING SIGNS AND
AN ACTION PLAN -IDENTIFYING WHEN THINGS ARE BREAKING DOWN AND AN
ACTION PLAN -CRISIS PLANNING.
4.) TRAINING PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, POTENTIAL
PSYCHIATRISTS AND SPECIALIZED DOCTORS
5.) SUPPORTS THE PRIMARY HEALTH NETWORKS (PHNS) TO LEAD
A NATIONAL AND INTEGRATED APPROACH TO SUICIDE
PREVENTION.
6.) FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY, HIV
FOUNDATIONS, REHABILITATION CENTERS FOR DRUG ADDICTS.
7.) ACCESSIBLE ONLINE PORTALS (FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED SOMEONE TO
TALK TO)
8.) FACILITATES OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND FIELD TRIPS FOR ORPHANS,
PEOPLE WITH MENTAL PROBLEMS AND ILL PEOPLE 9.) FINANCIAL
SUPPORT FOR ORPHAN HOUSES
10.) HOSTS COMMUNITY SEMINAR TO LET PEOPLE AWARE ABOUT THE
SYMPTOMS OF PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL
INDIVIDUALS.