#UsapTayo is a regular tweetchat happening every zero of the month (every 10th, 20th, 30th) that aims to ZERO the suicide cases and stigma against mental health. We talk about everything from the lived experiences of people with mental ill-health and the impacts of current events on our mental wellness.

Join the tweetchat by using the hashtag #UsapTayo on Twitter or check out the topics we’ve explored in the past through the archives below!

Breaking the Stigma in Counseling

April 16, 2021 Writer/s: Angelica Jane Evangelista, Azie Marie Libanan Researcher/s: Alvin Joseph Mapoy, K Ballesteros Graphics: Bee Fukomoto Moderators: Angelica Jane Evangelista, Azie Marie Libanan, Alvin Joseph Mapoy   Mental illness is the third most common disability in the Philippines (Martinez, 2020). According to the Philippine World Health Organization

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Advocacies Live, Here

April 8, 2021   Writer: K Ballesteros Researchers: Angelica Jane Evangelista, Azie Marie Libanan, Alvin Joseph Mapoy Creatives: Bee Fukumoto, Tobey Fhar Isaac Calayo, Krystle Mae Labio Moderators: RS Mojica, Azie Marie Libanan   I log onto Twitter every morning to understand what’s happening to Filipino healthcare workers (HCW). Reports

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Taking Exams during the Pandemic

March 25, 2021   Writers: Alvin Joseph Mapoy, Eula Mei Labordo Researchers: Angelica Jane Evangelista, Azie Marie Libanan, K Ballesteros Creatives: Bee Fukomoto, Tobey Fhar Isaac Calayo Moderators: Eula Mei Labordo,  Ian Stephen Velez, Krystle Mae Labio   The Philippines garnered additional 1,234 physicians as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)

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Recovering from Pandemic Burnout

March 15, 2021 Writer: K Ballesteros Researchers: Alvin Joseph Mapoy, Angelica Jane Evangelista, Azie Marie Libanan Creatives: Bee Fukumoto Moderator: Eula Mei Labordo, Marga Miñon   A registered nurse at Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Paul Ross Sison writes:   “COVID-19 is an illness that plunges the patient into complete literal isolation.

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Mental Health Stigma in 2021

March 5, 2021 Writer: K Ballesteros Researchers: Azie Marie Libanan, Alvin Joseph Mapoy Graphics: Tobey Calayo Moderators: Richardson Mojica, Ian Stephen Velez, K Ballesteros   The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) released a strong statement about the “Tililing” poster bearing an image that relies on negative perceptions

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Valentine’s Day: Love in the Time of COVID-19

February 15, 2021 Writers: Marga Miñon, Alvin Joseph Mapoy Researchers: Azie Marie Libanan, Angelica Jane Evangelista Graphics: Bee Fukumoto Moderators: Eula Mei Labordo, Ian Stephen Velez “Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” – Joel from

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Tara, Usap Tayo! (Oct 10, 2020)

Happy World Mental Health Day, MH Champions! And it wouldn’t be complete without our regular tweetchat, #UsapTayo 💬💚 For today, we will focus on self and the role of “self” to push for greater investment in #mentalhealth. Beginning with ourselves, let us identify our roles on how we can create

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