#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!

The Situation on Situationships

February 21, 2024 Writer: Kevin Miko Buac Creatives: Krystle Mae Labio, Jia Moral Editor: Richardson Mojica Moderators: Eula Labordo, Ian Stephen Velez   As relationships evolve, so too do new dynamics arise, one being the phenomena known as “situationships” a term from combining the terms “situation” and “relationship.” It involves

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Jeepney Core Memories and Nostalgia

Writers: Iris Salvante, Tobey Fhar Isaac Calayo Graphics: Jia Moral, Sarah Mondoy, Krystle Mae Labio Moderator: Allysa Jane Fincle, Marian Lorrice Apostol  They were dubbed as the King of the Roads in the 90s. Their history, which goes way back after World War 2, has deeply imbued the Philippine culture

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January 10, 2024   Writer: CJ Dumaguin, Kevin Miko Buac Researcher:  CJ Dumaguin, Kevin Miko Buac Graphics: Jia Moaral, Krystle Labio Tweet Chat Moderators: Tobey Fhar Isaac Calayo, Allysa Jane Fincle, Richardson Mojica “Let us reaffirm our commitment to work together for an inclusive and equitable world, where the rights

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✨2024 CUTIE ✨ Manifesting Awesomeness this 2024

December 30, 2023 Writers: Abby Alvarado, CJ Dumaguin, Kyra Ballesteros  Researchers: Abby Alvarado, CJ Dumaguin Editor: Richardson Mojcia Graphics: Jia Moral Tweetchat Moderators: Tobey Isaac Fhar Calayco, Allysa Jane Fincle   Oh, 2023. A not-so-easy year for some but others have embarked their journey with so much growth and fulfillment.

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Merrymaking and Getting Through the Holiday Blues

20 December 2023  Writer/ Researcher: Iris Salvante Graphics: Jia Moral Moderators: Christinne Joy Salvacruz, Allysa Jane Finacle   It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bright and sparkling lights, parties,  gifts, and cooler weather are sure signs of a merry season. However, Filipinos often say these kinds of festivities are

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The Enduring Impact of HIV/AIDS on Mental Health

December 10, 2023 Writer/ Researcher: Kevin Miko Buac Graphics: Jia Moral, Ian Stephen Velez, Krystle Mae Labio Moderator: Marc John Paul Agbuya The Silent Epidemic Continues Imagine being told by a doctor that you have a severe condition; reactions of shock and surprise are valid. This scenario is a glimpse

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Mental Health During Conflict | MH and War, Witnessing a War

November 30, 2023 Writer/ Researcher: Kyra Ballesteros Graphics: Jia Moral, Krystle Labio, Ian Stephen Velez       (source: https://www.aljazeera.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/INTERACTIVE-LIVE-TRACKER-GAZA-NOV27-2023-0500GMT_INTERACTIVE-LIVE-TRACKER-GAZA-1080-x1080-1701062636.jpg?w=770&quality=80)  Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera’s live counter of the Israel-Gaza war charts the devastating effects of the conflict on Palestinian lives. As this article is written, Al Jazeera reports that

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BSK Elections (Pushing for Mental Health Agenda in the Barangays)

20 November 2023   Researchers/ Writers: CJ Dumaguin and Tobey Calayo  Editor: Kyra Ballesteros   Graphic Artists: Jia Moral, Ian Stephen Velez, Krystle Mae Labio, Sarah Mondoy The geographic location of the Philippines is particularly vulnerable to different natural disasters, which is a perennial challenge to local leaders. Weak governance at

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