The Foundation for International Mental Health and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that Valerio Massaro has partnered with the Foundation as the Voice and Mental Health Ambassad
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It has been a challenging upstream battle to be part of the medical community in the Philippines. We had to be creative because higher government offices may know of the mental health bill passed but are lost in it's application in delivery of services. We found that solution by maintaining our presence through our international mental health liaison, Manuel de los Santos, psychologist, clinician, educator and mental health program director and author, recommended to pursue our plan to establish a community based program.
It has been a decade since FIMHR was registered in Chicago, Illinois. Through these challenging years, we have persevered in bringing the message that mental health is vital in the wellness of an individual and that mental illness is a physical condition that requires medical attention. People inflicted with psychiatric problems deserves respect, equal access to health care, and disability benefits that society extends to other physically disabling disorders.
The Foundation for International Health and Rehabilitation (FIMHR) will be holding it’s Summer Fundraising Event on two nights this year. The first event will be on July 16th in Lake Barrington. On August 20th, the second event will be held in Chicago. Both events will be from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM.
The Philippine Medical Mission was accomplished in January 2015. We did multiple educational programs which included: PTSD to address victims of the typhoon and earthquake that hit the Philippines, Reclaiming Life from a Traumatic Experience lecture at the Philippine Air Force , lectures at Protacio Hospital Paranaque Metro Manila, Mayor Ian Christopher G. Escario and his team from the island of Bantayan were very supportive. We were also well received at the National Center for Mental Health to talk about the Need for Community Based Rehabilitation and Integration Programs.
On January 24, 2015, FIMHR will sponsor and conduct a medical mission on aging to the Philippines. The purpose of this mission is to address the issues related to aging. Keep checking for more information as it comes available.
FIMHR's first Annual Summer Bash "Andalusian Night" on the 19th of July was a great success. Thanks to our generous sponsors, friends and supporters we all had an amazing time. This charitable event was held to support a medical mission on aging to the Philippines in 2015. We'd like to give a heart felt thank you to all of our sponsors and Friends of the Foundation - without their support we could not have achieved our goals. Thank you and we cannot wait until next year.