With the theme: “𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴: 𝘔𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘙𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴,” Sorsogon State University – Guidance and Counseling Services Unit, together with Health Services Unit and Sports, Culture & Arts, spearheaded Annual Mental Health Month in support of the World Health Organization’s #WMHD2023, through a hybrid setup, at the SorSU Audio-Visual Hall and also live via SorSU FB Page last October 6, 2023. The morning session of the webinar was intended for all SorSUeño students, while the participants for the afternoon activity were the SorSU employees.
Prof. Maria Crisanta M. Jarque, during her opening remarks, highlighted the significance of the webinar in today’s digital era.
“𝙉𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙠𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙜𝙖 𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙪𝙬𝙖𝙣 𝙣𝙖 𝙞𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙖𝙝𝙞𝙡 𝙗𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙗𝙞𝙜𝙮𝙖𝙣 𝙪𝙡𝙞𝙩 𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝. 𝙆𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙖𝙖𝙣 𝙠𝙖𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙖 𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙖 𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚, 𝙘𝙮𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙗𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙧𝙪𝙜 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣… 𝘼𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙜𝙩𝙪𝙜𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙖 𝙢𝙜𝙖 𝙞𝙨𝙮𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙩𝙤 𝙠𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙣𝙖𝙮 𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙮𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙗𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙮 𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙘 𝙣𝙖 𝙙𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙩 𝙢𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙜𝙮𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙤 𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙖𝙣 𝙠𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙖𝙣𝙤 𝙞𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙣.”
Prof. Jarque concluded her message with a fervent hope that the learnings gained by the participants during the webinar would be passed along to others.
Ms. Jodie Marie R. Jadie, RGC, RSW (Guidance Counselor, Sorsogon National High School) discussed the topic, “𝘚𝘰𝘳𝘚𝘜𝘦ñ𝘰𝘴 𝘉𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦: 𝘈 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘈𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪-𝘊𝘺𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨.” Meanwhile, Prof. Francis Grace H. Duka-Pante (Director, ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education) addressed the topic, ““𝘌𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘰𝘳𝘚𝘜𝘦ñ𝘰𝘴 𝘔𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩: 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘌𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪-𝘋𝘳𝘶𝘨 𝘈𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘯”. Both discussions were subsequently followed by an open forum.
Ms. Mary Ann J. Jintalan, RGC (SorSU Guidance Counselor), delivered the closing remarks for the morning session.
For the afternoon session, SUC President III, Dr. Geraldine F. De Jesus, gave the welcome remarks and highlighted the importance of mental health to be able to lead a healthy and productive life. She pointed out that our minds should be nurtured with positive thoughts and [must have enough] moments to rest from the numerous and often stressful moments in life.
Talks about “𝘊𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘰𝘳𝘚𝘜𝘦ñ𝘰𝘴 𝘔𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩: 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘋𝘳𝘶𝘨-𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺” as well as “𝘌𝘯𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘌𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪-𝘉𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘓𝘢𝘸𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘚𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘳 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺” were discussed afterwards by Prof. Francis Grace H. Duka-Pante (Director, ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education) and Atty. Mary Joy C. Bongapat (Acting Secretary, Board of Directors/Legal Officer, SorSU), respectively. Likewise, it was also proceeded with an open forum.
Prof. Abner L. Dellosa, RGC (Head, HRMDO), gave the closing remarks for the afternoon activity of the webinar.
The SorSU Peer Facilitators Organization also provided support by assisting with logistics and serving as overall hosts of the event.
𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙪𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙙𝙡𝙮 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡-𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙧𝙎𝙐 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨. (SorSU PIO)