The past several months hadn’t been easy for all of us. I know some you have been struggling or has experienced a mental health issue in one way or another. I know because I did — I had anxiety attacks that kept me awake in the wee hours of the morning just because of my worries about this pandemic. There are times na inubo lang ako, napa-praning na ako. Even if it’s not even a symptom of COVID. That’s how affected I am.
That’s why I was so glad that I was able to watch this webinar from Globe and Inquirer entitled #StartANewDay: Family’s Role in One’s Mental Health. It was hosted by Inquirer’s Pam Pastor, with Jean Goulbourn, Dr. Anna Tuazon, Ari Verzosa, and Iza Calzado.
This webinar is not just about mental health issues brought about by the pandemic. It tackled mental health issues in general even way before this pandemic happened and how the family can build a support system for loved ones who experience mental health issues, as well as how and where to seek help.
WHAT I LEARNED FROM THIS WEBINAR
Factors Promoting Resilience In Our Kids
- A healthy relationship with parent or one supportive adult.
- Well developed social and problem solving skills
- Ability to act independently
- Having a sense of purpose or future
- At least one coping strategy
- A sense of positive self esteem
- Ability to focus attention
- Special interests and hobbies
How To Spot Early Signs of Mental Health Concerns
- hopelesness and helplesness
- thoughts of death and dying
- frequent crying
- anger,irritability, grouchiness
- headaches, irritability, stomachache
- strong dependence on video games MAY be a sign
I also learned…
- about the different ways on how you can help
- Parenting Styles Matter – must be both firm and supportive of your kids
- We must prioritize COMMUNICATION at home as a way to establish safety security and support
- Trigger Management
- How To Motivate in a Healthy Manner
These come in useful especially in this tough times. There were a lot more topics that were tackled in the webinar and it’s better if you catch it first hand from the professional. It was shown last October 2,2020 but you can still watch the FB Live using this link:
Rojean mae Lamsin says
I admit, mula nung nagka pandemic, palagi konv naiisip sa gabi about death. Nagkakaroon kasi ko ng difficulties in breathing don’t know why. Super advance ko magisip like what if mawala ako paano na mga anak ko? Hay mahirap talaga pag nagka anxiety attack pero kahit papano konokontrol ko yung feelings ko. I really miss going out and have fun with family and friends. Pinagdarasal ko talaga bumalik na sa maayos ang Mundo natin.
Roselyn A Jose says
Laking tulong ng mga ganitong topic dahil hindi maiiwasan na magkaroon tayo ng anxiety lalo na ngayong pandemic.
Marjori Conchina says
Ganito ako ngayon mommy peachy . Minsan subrang init ng ulo pati anak ko nasisigawan ko tapos sa gabi hirap ako matulog kakaisip ng kung anu anu tas ngayon inaatake pa ko ng kalungkutan dalawa nalang kami ng bunso yung panganay ko kinuha na ng mama ko kasi start na modular learning nila di naman kami makauwi ng antipolo kasi bawal bata ibyahe mahal naman pag rent car tsaka di kami pwede sa mama ko magtagal 😭😭😭
Adelfa Arcd Bullag says
Napaka importante talaga ng prayers and family para hindi tayo nawawalan ng sanity.
Arlene BEJOSANO OBIEN says
Big help po ung mga ganitong topic, and opo prayers po tlaga pinka powerful weapon SA mga panahon na feeling mo hindi mo na Kaya
Melissa Batungbakal says
Lalo na sa panahon ngaun marami ang nakakaranas nito dahil sa kinakaharap nating Pandemic… Di mo maiiwasan ang stressed, depressed, dahil yung iba nawalan ng work.. Kaya ang tangi nating magagawa ay magpakatatag at samahan ng dasal…
Brenda Aguilan says
Stress,depression and anxiety are very common nowadays.Kaya naman mahalagang mapanatili natin ang ating sanity thru praying.Thank you Mommy Peach sa pagshare ng mga ganitong topic,very relevant and timely.Really an eye-opener!
Babeth Arcede says
Ganda ng awareness na ito. Napakahalaga talaga na malaman natin ito para kung ano man ang mga worries natin eh kahit papano hindi lumaki.
Jeng Manalo says
Timely great topic to mommy peachy dahil mas dumami ang nag iisip mula ng nagkapandemic, stress ang mga tao dahil marami ang nawalan ng work, anxiety and worst depressions.Maganda palang na habang maaga alam na natin ang pwedeng kahantungan pag napabayaan natin ang ating mental health.thanks for sharing worth to read
Manilyn Inciso Dacut says
Napaka helpful po talaga ng mga webinar na ganito nagiging aware po tayo…