MentalHealthPH, LoveYourself, Flourish Circle, and MindGames launch a campaign for mental health awareness month entitled; Tuloy PH: A Community in Symphony. Throughout the month of October, the campaign aims to build awareness and engagement around managing one’s mental wellness as well as highlight different community based mental health initiatives in the Philippines.
Hindi nakasalalay sa iisang sektor lamang ang pangangalaga ng mental health. Lahat tayo ay may pwedeng gawin at dapat gawin (One sector is not solely responsible for taking care of our mental health. We all can and should do something. shared Roy Dahildahil, Co-Founder of MentalHealthPH.
Tuloy PH was inspired by the different ways we use the Filipino word tuloy. In difficult times, we say tuloy to encourage ourselves and others to continue living or pursuing their endeavors. We also use the word tuloy to convey a sense of welcoming hospitality wherein people feel like they belong. In the same vein, the campaign empowers the community to apply these concepts to the different aspects affecting one’s mental health – Self (Ituloy ang Buhay), Society (Tumuloy Ka: Nandito Kami), and Systems (Ipagpatuloy ang Nasimulan).
Throughout the month of October, the campaign aims to build awareness and engagement around managing one’s mental wellness as well as highlight different community based mental health initiatives in the Philippines. On October 9, the Tuloy Ka: Nandito Kami Digital Art Contest was launched with a total of nine entries. Winners were as follows:
- Social Media Star: Katrina Tobias
- 3rd Place: Randy Bergantino
- 2nd Place: Katrina Tobias
- 1st Place: Art Millen Dondon
Its culminating concert was hosted by internet sensation, and LoveYourself volunteer Mark Averilla along with fellow mental health advocate Nykko Bautista on October 25. The event featured star studded performers such as The ADDLIB, Sasaya, Claudia Barretto, Janina Vela, Indigo Pai, Katrina Velarde, Yuki Ito, Roj Cortez, Sa’Tin, and Ebe Dancel. Organizations and personalities promoting mental health awareness, services and rehabilitations also spoke during the event including Your Millenial Psychologist Riyan Portuguez, Talang Dalisay, DIWA Mental Health, Silakbo PH, PMHA Davao Chapter, Tawag Paglaum, Dr. Bev Azucena, Dr. Frances Prescilla Cuevas, and Leni Robredo.
Tuloy PH: A Community in symphony was made possible with its partners: SKPA, PhilHealth, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Macare, Frontrow Cares, and Champion Community Centers Network. Powered by _Spaces MNL, and Owl Right Studios. Special thanks to Talang Dalisay.
Text by Carlos Diego A. Rozul