Dr. Nina Halili-Jao
Dr. Nina Halili-Jao
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COVID-19 outbreak: Panic vs. calm
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
With the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 a pandemic and the whole of Metro Manila placed under community quarantine, the common reaction of people is anxiety, panic and...
Nurture important relationships
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - February 2, 2020 - 12:00am
A person’s mental health and well-being are dependent to a large degree on the quality of his or her important relationships.
Everyone deserves to be happy
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Even if you are still grieving the death of a loved one or if your loved one is working overseas, you still deserve to be happy during the holidays.
How to win over your future in-laws
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Whenever I counsel couples, I always recommend a longer courtship period before settling down. Courtship is not just for the couple to learn more about themselves but also for the couple to get to know their possible...
It takes two to make a marriage work
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Father’s Day, my daughter Berna and I attended the golden wedding anniversary of balikbayans Orlando and Mila Ong, the parents of my daughter-in-law, Dr. Ednalyn Ong-Jao, married to my son, Dr. Bernard...
Hands-on dads rear confident, more behaved kids
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A father’s role does not end in his offspring’s childhood or adolescence.
Time to reconcile
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
In any family, members have their own differing views over certain matters; hence, disagreements, arguments and/or fights are not uncommon.
What if your child is the bully?
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
‘Never attempt to rescue your child from the pain of school disciplinary consequences.’
How to keep your child from being bullied
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
I still have memories of seeing my then kindergarten son coming down from the school bus with his white polo shirt turned muddy brown.
The evolving Filipino family value system
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
More and more married couples are seeking legal ways to dissolve their union.
The fatal consequence of depression
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Why do people who have it all end it all?
Lonely this Christmas?
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
For a lot of Filipinos, this season is indeed a time to be jolly.
Depression is a health issue
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
In our day-to-day life, we sometimes feel sad because of a certain situation.
Children caught in the crossfire between warring parents
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - August 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
In real life, not all marriages are made in heaven. When parents make the irrevocable decision to part ways, the children, who should greatly matter to them, are the most vulnerable victims.
When is gambling an addiction?
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - June 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Social gambling is different from pathological gambling because it happens with friends only on special celebrations.
Surviving the holidays without a loved one
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - December 18, 2016 - 12:00am
Have you ever pondered how the families of the 14 people who died in the Davao City night market bombing last Sept. 2 or the 71 victims of the plane crash in Colombia last Nov. 28 will be able to go through the Christmas...
How to prevent a meltdown
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - October 9, 2016 - 12:00am
A ‘nervous breakdown’ comes after prolonged anxiety
‘Irreconcilable differences’
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - September 25, 2016 - 12:00am
A lot of people thought there would be a “forever” in the marriage of Hollywood celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
14 tips for a lasting marriage
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - February 13, 2016 - 9:00am
In my almost three decades of clinical practice, I have encountered married couples on the verge of separation seeking professional help.
Battle the holiday blues
by Dr. Nina Halili-Jao - December 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Battling the blues because of a breakup?
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