The COVID-19 pandemic’s most far-reaching impact is its huge toll on people’s mental health. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 23 to 46 percent of healthcare workers experience anxiety symptoms, while 20 to 37 percent have depression. Burnout has also reportedly spiked among the population, even more so heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Control […]
For the University of the Philippines (UP), taking care of the mental health of its students and other academic community members is paramount. UP students have to transition to blended learning from two years of remote learning, on top of academic pressures and the strain of dealing with a pandemic. To help UP students adjust […]
Trigger warning: mentions of suicide On top of COVID-19 variants, surges, and lockdowns, a “silent pandemic” has yet to be addressed and mitigated. Depression, anxiety, and even suicide cases increased worldwide. Fear of infection, loss of jobs and income, stress due to lockdowns, worry over things beyond one’s control, and other triggers have affected children, […]
As the world changes and becomes increasingly riddled with uncertainty, so do the issues of thriving in it become more complex. Thriving, not just living. Not merely existing but flourishing, capable of navigating life successfully and progressively. COVID-19 has made the volatility of thriving all too clear. It has not only emphasized the varying degrees […]
Mental health awareness and promotion is a top priority of the University. These ten MH advocacy projects by UP student orgs can show how UP can best promote mental health awareness and de-stigmatize mental health needs.
UP joins the global celebration of World Mental Health Day with the launch of the ten best mental health advocacy programs by student organizations across the UP System.
When it comes to dealing with the mental stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic, the struggle is real, especially among the youth. This coming “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar will discuss the spike in depression and suicide among the youth and how frontliners and the public can respond.
The deadline of submission of entries for the Sandigan, Sandalan’s Search for UP Student Mental Health Advocacy Projects has been extended to September 5, 2021.
To champion mental health promotion in the University, the UP System is holding the next Sandigan, Sandalan: Training and Advocacy Programs for Mental Health in June.
The “Sandigan, Sandalan: Training and Advocacy programs for Mental Health” for the second batch of mental health advocates for UP students has been scheduled for April.