Webinar #73 | “COVID-19 and Mental Health of Youth”

The University of the Philippines
in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center
and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital
would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!

Webinar #73 “COVID-19 and Mental Health of Youth”
October 8, 2021 (Friday) 12nn

Dr. Cornelio G. Banaag, Jr.
Professor Emeritus
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of the Philippines- Philippine General Hospital

Lourdes C. Medina, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and Trauma Therapist

Dina Lomongo Paterno
President and Founding Trustee
The Beacon International School Foundation

Opening Remarks:
Michelle Ong, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines Diliman

Closing Remarks:
Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla
University of the Philippines Manila


Webinar #73 “COVID-19 and Mental Health of Youth”
Special Topic

Global studies point to the serious vulnerability of youth, particularly students who are experiencing extreme stress because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local practitioners are reporting an increase in young patients who are depressed, anxious and suicidal. How are the youth in the Philippines coping and what can frontline workers do when faced with young people who are manifesting signs of psychosocial stress?

There are many factors that contribute to growing stress among young people. Restriction of mobility and the inability to interact with friends during the pandemic is taking its toll. Resorting to connectedness through on-line communication and social media is double-edged. The overall increase in screen time can distort perspectives leading to unrealistic expectations, the desire for instant gratification and the loss of control over day-to-day activities that were once enjoyable: sports, parties, gatherings, etc.

In this episode of STOP COVID DEATHS, we will take a closer look at the mental health of youth during the pandemic with Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry, UP PGH, Dr. Cornelio G. Banaag, Jr. – known as the father of child psychiatry in the Philippines- who will deliver the main presentation on the topic. This will be followed by reactions from Dr. Lourdes Medina, a practicing clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma therapy and Ms. Dina Paterno, President and Co-Founder of the Beacon International School, who will provide a perspective from an educator.

Join your credible-on-line community as we uncover tools and resources to help our youth who are suffering psychologically from the pandemic of COVID-19.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected!

Together we can STOP COVID DEATHS!

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