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Mental Health & Covid 19: Dealing with Challenges

maeann
Posted October 5, 2020 from Philippines
Mental Health & Covid 19: Dealing with Challenges

One of the timely webinars we conducted was the discussion about Mental Health.  According to World Health Organization Mental Health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.  In this positive sense mental health is the foundation for individual well-being and the effective functioning of a community.

Self Care during a crisis is to focus on what you can control. Establish a work routine at home for order and meaningfulness of your day. Do things that bring joy and comfort. Stay healthy, eat right, sleep well do exercise, and strengthen your immune system.  Discern what is the face from true news, limit your covid-19 information intake and stay connected with loved ones through phone or online, show some emotional support.

This was presented by Alain Dizon, was born in the province of Batangas, Philippines in 1977. He attended the Asian Theological Seminary in Quezon City with a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling in 2015 and acquired his license as a Guidance Counselor in the same year. Currently, Alain is working on his dissertation to finish his doctorate degree in Clinical Christian Counselor. He works as Resident Counselor & Psychotherapist at Amara Counseling & Training Center in Quezon City, which he co-founded also in 2015. Alain is not only a mental health practitioner and advocate. Since 2008, he has been an international certified facilitator and trainer of HIV Channels of Hope. This makes him an HIV&AIDS advocate for over 12 years. Recently, he started serving as a Board Member for AIDS Link International – an HIV ministry based in South Africa.  To contact, you may connect at Simply the Real You

To watch the presentation you may clink the link https://youtu.be/Svt-qbTlASk

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Nini Mappo
Oct 06
Oct 06

Hello again Maeann,
Thank you for sharing. I've saved this to watch when I am not in a rush. It would be great to hear mental health insight from Christina perspective.

maeann
Oct 07
Oct 07

Hi Nini, thank you.