About & Disclaimers

“Silakbo” is Filipino for “an outburst of emotions that demands to be felt.” Ang bugso ng damdamin na nanghihingi ng panahon.

Our Mission as Silakbo PH: We are a Philippine-based advocacy group composed of students and young professionals. We aim to uplift stories in the context of mental health awareness. As art allows for catharsis and self-expression, we do this primarily through creative means: be it a poem, a painting or a playlist, any medium that best expresses your story is welcome.

We hope that telling stories through this way will destigmatize and shed light upon the importance of mental health, not just for those with formal diagnoses, but for everyone.


Main Projects

We aim to:

  • share stories and art in the context of mental health awareness
  • provide mental health education
  • engage in support projects for the general public.

We do these mainly through our art and mental health publication, podcast, events, collaborations and talks. We try our best to update a running database of mental health resources.

We disseminate information about current projects mainly through our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We also hope to connect with our online community through our official Facebook group.



Since we believe that mental health is everybody’s business, not just those who are diagnosed, we gear our events, projects, and seminars to the general public. We especially appreciate events in which we can enrich mental health knowledge to the youth.



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Legal disclaimers: Posts on this site do not represent a professional’s opinion. While contributors and members of the site may be open to discourse and conversation, they are not in any way a viable substitute for professional help. You can look through this list of mental health resources in the Philippines, should you feel the need to seek professional help.

All contributor posts have been voluntarily shared to Silakbo PH with full knowledge that it will be promoted and others will read the content.