USTP Panaon holds forum on Mental Health
By Ela B. Hayagan, SSC Panaon President
One of the highlights during the Wellness Week held at the USTP Panaon was a two-part Mental Health Awareness Forum which promoted the students’ awareness regarding their mental health. The forum occurred at different venues last May 10 and 12, 2023.
Ms. Jenefer T. Cobrado, RPm, talked about the causes and types of mental health conditions a person can have. Ms. Cobrado also gave time for the students to have an open forum with their classmates and the student leader facilitator.
On the second day, the forum was composed of two sessions. All 1st and 2nd year students attended the morning session. The resource speaker was Ms. Dani Lyne D. Homecillo, Guidance Coordinator III of the Ozamiz City National High School. Her topic focused on Self-awareness: Key to Mental Health. The 1st and 2nd year students actively participated in Ms. Homecillo’s activity. Some students opened up about their problems, and some listened attentively.
During the afternoon session, Ms. Fe Psychie N. Nival, Guidance Counselor III of the Misamis Occidental National High School, discussed Managing Stress and Anxiety Self-Care. The forum ran smoothly because all 3rd and 4th year students participated well in all the activities given. The USTP Training Center served as the venue for the afternoon session.
The Mental Health Forum series gave every student hope that in every problem, there is a solution. It is challenging to cope with problems, but everyone can handle them properly if intended.