Mental illnesses and suicide cases among the youth have drastically increased in the Philippines. (Photo: Rappler)

‘Pighati’- ( deep sorrow and grief after disaster), is the title of an event to commemorate Mental Health Awareness this month.

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Organized by Filipinx for Mental Health, Pighati will be and Spartaus Books on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7 PM.

Speakers, artists, films and a rersouce info will be available. Panelists will tackle the issue of mental health in the community as well as the trauma of the ‘killings’ in the Philippines.