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#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!

#UsapTayo Lite: Okay lang Magpahinga: Rest is power

Rest as a concept can be defined in several ways. In an interesting analysis paper published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Helvig, Wade and Hunter-Eades (2016) looked into the many definitions and concepts of rest— a mile or league; a distance after which one rests’ (Gothic term from 900

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Anger Control: Knowing Anger and How We Can Manage It

September 30, 2021   Writers: Jerwin Regala, Kamille Huelgas, and Rafael Reyes Researchers: Nel Fortes and Angelica Jane Evangelista Editor: K Ballesteros Graphics: Krystle Mae Labio and Jacklyn Moral Tweet Chat Moderators: Eula Mae Labordo, Marga Miñon, Jomari Gimongala, and Angelica Jane Evangelista Documentation: Ian Stephen Velez Spaces Moderators: Alvin

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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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