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Talk to the Parent-Teacher Association of Brent International School

NGF expected only 30 parents to be part of this small discussion of teen depression. However, much to our surprise, 75 people attended, and we gave a talk to a standing room audience. NGF President Jean Goulbourn and Dr. John Reyes talked about depression, how it affects teenagers and how nutrition can play a role […]

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Talk on depression at Trader’s Hotel

Dr. Jojo Cruz talked to a group of around 100 family doctors and medical professionals about depression and how different illnesses can contribute to or be caused by this illness. The public, and even some medical professionals, do not recognize that depression and physical illnesses (such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension and others) are interrelated and […]

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Talk on depression to De La Salle- Lipa, Batangas

Dr. Jerry Jurisprudencia talked to approximately 100 students and parents of De La Salle, Lipa about the signs and symptoms of depression.  He urged parents to take a stronger stance in protecting their children’s mental health by having an open and free communication channel. After which, Violeta Ramirez, director of Community Involvement and Development of […]

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Talk on depression to St. Mary’s College, Quezon City

Dr. Violeta “Bolet” Bautista gave a lecture on depression to around 400 high school students of St. Mary’s College. The focus was how depression can affect teenagers and how the symptoms may be slightly different among adolescents (one such example is that most teens exhibit their depression through anger or rage). [GTranslate]  

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World Suicide Prevention (SuPre) Day 2011

[GTranslate] A whole day affair aimed at healing all the aspects of the human body, World Suicide Prevention day was celebrated in two venues in Quezon City. It started out in University of the Philippines- Diliman with a 3k Fun Run with the theme: “Walk Away the Blues! Color me Happy!” DSWD Sec Corazon “Dinky” […]

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Press Conference on Suicide Prevention

In order to officially introduce World Suicide Prevention Day, a press conference was held on September 1 in Phat Wong Café (formerly Ricco Renzo) in LRI Design Plaza, 210 N. Garcia St. Makati City. Representatives from partner groups were present: Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte represented Quezon City. She also consented to being interviewed by NBN-4 […]

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Lecture on Depression in San Antonio Parish

A series of lectures on depression and alternative healing was held at Sancturio de San Antonio Parish Forbes Park, Makati. Five speakers, both local and international talked during this day. Around 200 people attended. It began with Dr. Honey Carandang, a renowned clinical psychologist, who gave a talk on “Family Support” and “Understanding Depression”. She […]

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“Be Happy!” Movement Campaign Launching

Held at the Rockwell Grove, NGF launched the “Be Happy!” movement. It was designed to promote a culture of joy and cheerfulness among depressives, and promotes simple, doable and practical routines, activities and habits, which help individuals see the brighter side of life. Psychiatrist Dr. Lou Querubin of Medical City talked about the campaign and […]

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Youth Camp

This was the culmination of the Anak ng Bay program, and was held at the Boy Scout of the Philippines Jamboree, Los Banos Laguna. All one hundred and seventy three students (mentioned in the earlier entry) came. The topics discussed during the workshops were all aimed at self-healing and self-discovery. The children were encouraged to […]

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Anak ng Bay: Community Care Program for Children of OFW

With the help of Ugnayan at Tulong Para Sa Marlitang Pamilyang Foundation, Inc. (UGAT), through their Panatag Program headed by Carlos Lagaya, and St Augustine Parish headed by Fr. Jessie Somosierra Jr., a two day series of lectures and workshops was held in 4 schools in Bay, Laguna. These schools were: Bay Central Elementary School, […]

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