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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Light Up A Life 2010

The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation launched the Life Up a Life Project.  In line with its mission to increase awareness about Depression and Suicide Prevention, this project aims to reach out to the children left behind of OFWs – one of the most vulnerable groups due to the emotional impact of separation in their lives. NGF […]

World Suicide Prevention (SuPre) Day 2010

Hundreds of youth leaders, mental health care professionals, supporters and suicide survivors gathered at the Liwasang Aurora inside the Quezon Memorial Circle in culmination of the observance and participation of the World Suicide Prevention Day. No less than DOH Secretary Enrique Ona and Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmote led the solemn candle lighting ceremony […]

3-day Conference on Suicide Prevention

A three-day conference on Depression Awareness and Suicide prevention was held to increase awareness in the communities through the students, teachers and parents prior to the World Suicide Prevention Day. Day 1, University of Makati – Three hundred fifty (350) college and high school students from Makati City attended the first day of conference on […]

Seminar for Quezon City Youth Leaders

In partnership with the Office of the Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and the Sanggunian Kabataan ng Lungsod ng Quezon, 291 youth leaders and scholars  attended a lecture and seminar conducted by NGF Executive Director Zena Bernardo at the Bulwagang Amoranto in Quezon City Hall.  The activity aimed to gather full support from the […]

Press Conference on Suicide Prevention

Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Elmer Punzalan, together with National Center for Mental Health Director Dr. Benny Vicente addressed a forum intended to obtain media support in disseminating vital information on Suicide and Suicide Prevention in the country. The event was held at the New World Hotel on September 1. They discussed the situation […]

Miriam College Lecture

A university-based lecture on Depression was held in partnership with Integrated Lifestyle and Wellness (ILAW) Center of Miriam College in Quezon City last August 2.  Well-known author and child psychologist, Dr. Ma. Lourdes “Honey” Carandang, gave a lecture entitled “Depression: What We Need to Know” to a crowd of 1,020 Miriam College students from the […]