The Office of Student Affairs and Services-Guidance and Counseling Unit in partnership with 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐘𝟒𝐌𝐇), 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐬 and the 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐑𝐢𝐬𝐚 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐬, conducted 𝐀 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐧 on January 26, 2022, at 9:00 AM.
The event was graced by Senator Risa Hontiveros, the author of the Mental Health Law and resource speakers, Dr. RJ Nagit, Youth for Mental Health Founder, and Ms. Alyannah Lagasca, National Chairperson of Youth for Mental Health.
The program started with a warm welcome from Dr. Alberto N. Naperi who emphasized the importance of the activity for the students of CBSUA most especially in these unprecedented times. Dr. Naperi also expressed his gratitude to Sen. Hontiveros for giving her time to discuss matters on Mental Health most especially to the students of CBSUA.
The activity was followed by a very informative panel discussion that focused on the importance of Mental Health, Self-care practices, School-based practices, and Community-based practices on Mental Health. Senator Risa Hontiveros also discussed how the Filipino youth became successful in passing the Mental Health law and the next steps to ensure that Filipinos are mentally healthy.
The activity successfully concluded with a closing message from Dr. Ana E. Mirana, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, who mentioned how the CBSUA continues to implement interventions and programs among students that place wellbeing at the forefront of student development services.
source: Leizle Manacob (CDE Faculty)