#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!

Woke Up Like This: about the Filipino experience of sleep problems

September 20, 2021 Writers: K Ballesteros, Gie Lenna Dela Peña, Kamille Huelgas Translation: Tobey Calayo Editor: K Ballesteros Researchers: Jerwin Regala, Kamille Huelgas, Nel Fortes Creatives: Krystle Mae Labio, Jacklyn Moral, Klein Xavier Boiser Moderators: Eula Mei Labordo, Marc John Paul Agbuya Documenters: Kamille Huelgas, Ian Stephen Velez Spaces: Richardson

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Creating Hope ASIA

September 10 Editor’s Note: September 10, is the World Suicide Prevention Day. Twitter and #MentalHealthPH organized a special #UsapTayo (Let’s Talk) session together with different organizations and government agencies in Asia to increase awareness on suicide and suicide prevention, and to remind everybody that there are alternative to suicide and

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The Art of Making Ligaw: Traditional and Modern Courtship in the Philippines

Writers:  Jerwin Regala, Shane Wendy Sarabia, and Alvin Joseph Mapoy  Translations: Richardson Mojica, Tobey Calayo Editor: K Ballesteros, Richardson Mojica Researcher: Angelica Jane Evangelista, Nel Fortes, Jomari Gimongala Graphics: Krystle Mae Labio, Jacklyn Moral Tweet Chat Moderators: Angelica Jane Evangelista, Raven Gavino, Ian Stephen Velez Documentation: Marc John Paul Agbuya

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Pandemic Futures

Writers: K Ballesteros (English) Tobey Calayo (Filipino), & AJ Mapoy (English) Editors: Tobey Calayo, K Ballesteros, Richardson Mojica Researchers: Alvin Joseph Mapoy, Jerwin Regala, and Rafael Reyes Creatives: Krystle Mae Labio, Jacklyn Moral, Klein Xavier Boiser Tweet Chat Moderators: Eula Mei Labordo, Ian Stephen Velez, Marga Miñon, Christine Joy Salva

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Filipino Films and the Filipino Identity

August 10, 2021   Writers: Richardson Mojica, Ian Stephen Velez, and Ella Mae Militante Researchers: Alvin Joseph Mapoy and Angelica Jane Evangelista Editors: K Ballesteros, Azie Libanan, and Alvin Joseph Mapoy Creatives: Krystle Mae Labio and Jacklyn Moral Moderators: Ian Stephen Velez, Tobey Fhar Isaac Calayo, Marc John Paul Agbuya

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Going Beyond the Healthier Life: A Spaces Featured Article

Writers: Tobey Fhar Isaac Calayo and Rafael Reyes Editors: K Ballesteros, Richardson Mojica, and Alvin Joseph Mapoy Creatives: Krystle Mae Labio   The start of July for most Filipinos wasn’t the most hopeful month, but it did not impede a powerful conversation about being healthy and powerful. Meaningful personal experiences

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Watch and Listen: Notes from Fanboys of Music and TV Series

July 30, 2021   Writers: Alvin Joseph Mapoy and Jerwin Regala Editor: K Ballesteros Researcher: Nel Fortes Graphics: Krystle Mae Labio, Tobey Fhar Isaac Calayo, and Jacklyn Moral Tweet Chat Moderators: Christine Joy Salva Cruz, Ella Mae Militante, Marga Miñon, and Tobey Fhar Isaac Calayo Documentation: Nel Fortes Spaces Moderators:

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Searching for Freedom

Written by: K Ballesteros, Jerwin Regala, and Gie Lenna dela Peña Graphics by: Jacklyn Moral and Krystle Mae Labio   Last June 2021, #MentalHealthPH’s #UsapTayo campaign celebrated freedom. Integral questions about its definition and how we can achieve it among groups of people were raised during our regular #UsapTayo Spaces

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