To bridge gaps and fight the stigma surrounding mental health and well-being, the City Cooperative and Development Office (CCDO) Biñan City,in coordination with Biñan City Cooperative Development Council (BCDC), sponsoreda webinar entitled “Mental Health Awareness: Let’s Talk and End the Stigma” lastMay 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m via Zoom and Facebook Live.
The said online activity aimed to raise awareness and nurture the mental health of people so they can foster a better self in their work and all aspects of their lives. Among the topics discussed were the following: World Health Organization Facts, Pandemic Mental Health Challenges, Stress Signs and Symptoms, What is Mental Health, and How to Cope with Pandemic Fatigue. During the Question and Answer portion, Reflection Questions were posted and proper ways on how to bolster up the mental health of all cooperative members and employees of City Government of Biñan during this time of pandemic were answered by the Resource Speaker, Dr. Tito G. Almadin, Professional Mental Health Counselor. He similarly identified the stress-inducing factors related to COVID-19 pandemic and discussed interventions for combating pandemic-related stress. He emphasized that “You are important and you matter.” Likewise, he highlighted the quote from Heather Petherick that “Self-care is not selfish. It is the foundation of saving all others.” He also shared a verse from the bible that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective, James 5:16.
The following cooperatives joined and attended the webinar : Biñan City Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative, BiñanKapitBisig Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Swedish Match Credit Cooperative, Sunpower Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Newton Heights Consumers Cooperative, Infinity8 Credit Cooperative, Isuzu Multi-Purpose Cooperative, T.O.P.I Credit Cooperative, Kaserbisyo Biñan Producers Cooperative, Langkiwa Credit Cooperative, Heartlink Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Blessing the Lord Movement UV Transport Cooperative.
The following are few of the comments from the attendees…
“A very informative webinar. I suggest to have more webinars like this”
“Just carry on and good job, I hope we can at least hold webinars such as this in a quarterly basis”
“Thank you for that morale-boosting webinar. Congrats COOP!”
“Being in good mentalhealth helps to relax, and gives happiness and healthy life. Kindly have more webinars related to emotional and mental health.”
“Kudos to Biñan City Cooperative Office for organizing this online webinar”
“Just wanted to commend the speaker for the very informative talk”
“Continue to educate and inspire”