August 20, 2018 - PSU kicked off its celebration of the Mental Health Awareness Week with a parade right after the University’s flag ceremony. The activity was participated in by the faculty, staff, and students from the College of Arts and Humanities (PSU-CAH) together with their Dean, Prof. Restie Allan Puno, and University Student Government President, Elijah Daniel Geanga. The parade ended at the PSU Performing Arts Centre (PSU PAC) where talks and seminar-workshops were held for the whole day.
The following topics and speakers were included during the seminar-workshops:
“Pagsilay” or a “brief glimpse” is the theme of the program and it emphasizes the neutralization of the stigma connected to people suffering from mental health issues. Moreover, it also provided an avenue for educating the members of the PSU Community on the important issues related to mental health awareness.
Figures from the World Health Organization showed that more than 300 million people worldwide are suffering from depression.
According to the Global School-Based Student Health Survey of 2015, 17 percent of high school students in the Philippines aged 12 to 15 said they had attempted suicide at least once.