Mental Health Matters! In Touch spreads awareness at ISM

“We talked about things that mattered to us, things that are important for this Suicide Prevention Awareness. I had a feeling of sisterhood and an implicit understanding across cultures.” said one of In Touch expat volunteer, Marie-Louise Sauerberg.

In Touch’s Foreign Liaison Program recently joined the International School Manila (ISM) Bearcat Welcome Event held in their BGC campus. The booth set up held large banners, signages, post-it affirmations and stickers–all to promote mental health in commemoration of Suicide Prevention Awareness. 

Suicide Prevention Awareness Cards that offered tips on how to identify and help those in crisis were given out to help equip students and teachers alike with the necessary knowledge to make a change. Prior to the actual event, different programs at In Touch (Youth Advocacy, Internship, Helpline and Employee Wellness) got together to discuss on the best way to promote mental health to the new ISM parents and students.

“We talked about things that mattered to us, things that are important for this Suicide Prevention Awareness. I had a feeling of sisterhood and an implicit understanding across cultures.” said one of In Touch expat volunteer, Marie-Louise Sauerberg.

The event saw through parents and students alike with our “Mental Health Matters!” message at the forefront of our booth. In an effort to raise awareness and educate the public, all 143 booth visitors were given information on In Touch’s mental health services; Counseling, Crisis Line, Training, and Employee Wellness. This is to promote that help is here and resources are available. Visitors are also encouraged to consider volunteering their time and skills to become part of our Mental Health Advocates’ community.

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