The Southern Leyte State University (SLSU)-Main Campus, through the collaborative efforts of the Supreme Student Council (SSC) and the Guidance and Counseling Office, conducted the symposium on Promoting Awareness of Physical and Mental Health Well-Being, October 25, 2023, at the Multi-Purpose Court (MPC).
With the theme “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right,” the program emphasized the significance of taking care of one’s mental health and its negative implications if not tended regularly.
Dr. Anabelle M. Hufalar, the Vice President for Student Auxiliary and Services, started her welcoming message by encouraging every student to actively participate in creating a supportive community where everyone can foster a healthy college life in physical and mental aspects.
The program included two resource speakers. Marianne Jennifer Gan Paulo, a Registered Nurse at RHU Sogod, tackled the topic of physical fitness and its benefits on active living. Meanwhile, Charisse Ann Bugais-Pagobo, the Guidance counselor of SLSU-Hinunangan, discussed the Mental Health Awareness which she expounded on the indicators of good mental health and mental illness.
Also, Nenita V. Flores, the Head of Student Welfare Services, gave a short discussion about suicide risk and suicide warning signs. An open forum then started after her discussion and signified the end of the program.