is the result of suicide?!
It can affect every one of us. According to the website of International Association of Suicide Prevention, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world by raising awareness. We can reduce the stigma around suicide and encourage well-informed action in our community and among our circle of friends.
A decade ago, we lost my friend's sister due to suicide. The family didn't really talked about it and we respected the silence.
During my college years, one of my closest friends also confided on me that she had thoughts of self-harm. "Gusto ko ng mamatay!" she said when she dropped by my office while I was working. I stopped everything I was doing and we continued our conversation in the university chapel where I listened to her emotional distress and reassured her that she's not alone.
As a peer counselor, I was fortunate to have training in counselling and crisis debriefing. It helped me personally as well as it comes very useful to tough situations like those.
Recently, my former college guidance counsellor and I exchanged a few messages. She told me there's a significant surge in number of mental health cases brought by this pandemic not only in the university but even for those outside the community. That gave me an idea that maybe there's something I can do about it and contribute in my little way. That is why I am blogging about #WSPD2021 and also hosting this #SSSoulful activity with Pescadores Seaview Suites in Moalboal, Cebu.
PM @PescadoresCebu for special room rates this weekend! www.pescadorescebu.com
This #SoleSearchingSoul LOVING-KINDNESS Talk Therapy and #Breathwork Meditation session is part of our support to #WorldSuicidePreventionDay2021 #WSPD2021 #Tourism4SDGs #SDG3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING.
Sending you some love and healing,