On Depression among OFWs


We wish to thank Mr. Tony Cuevas of Sonshine TV Radyo for allowing Dr. Ron Elepaño of Medical City and Mrs. Jean Goulbourn, the President and Founder of NGF, to discuss the incidence of depression among OFWs last February 5, 2013.

According to this 2008 Inquirer article, there is a need for public awareness of depression because many Filipinos, especially those who are working overseas, are vulnerable to suffering from various mental disorders. OFWs face a lot of hardships just to provide a brighter future for their respective loved ones back home. Homesickness, lack of access to proper mental health care, and the dangers of abuse and maltreatment are just some of the possible causes of depression among OFWs.

Part of NGF’s long-term plan is to help OFWs gain access to mental health care.

With your continued support, we can all together make this goal a reality!