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Too many suicide cases: Ejercito bats for passage of mental health bill

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Senator JV Ejercito is seeking the passage of the mental health bill in a bid to curb the rising cases of depression and suicide.

Ejercito made the pitch after beloved celebrity chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain took his own life at a Paris hotel while on assignment on his CNN show “Parts Unknown. Bourdain was 61.

“Too many suicide cases. Depression should really be given attention specially with the younger generation, so many cases too,” the senator tweeted.

“Mental Health Bill in the final process of passage. Very significant now that there are too many cases of depression and suicides. Hoping this measure would be able to address this prevailing problem and minimize incidence of suicide & depression. #MentalHealthIsHealth,” he said.