SPU Manila Mental Health Awareness Interactive Exhibit: “Inc

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“Inconvenient Silence”

Date: November 22, 2018Posted by: Marionette Martinez

Contributed by Girlie Guiuan

Mental Health is one important dimension of total human health and wellness. Right now, cases of mental health problems have been growing in number, and in cognizance of this situation, on June 21, 2018, the Mental Health Law was signed as Republic Act 11036.

In line with this, SPU Manila Pro-life Organization initiated the Mental Health Awareness interactive exhibit and forum as part of the institutional Prolife Advocacy, in collaboration with Youth for Mental Health Movement, Department of Health, SPU Manila organizations, such as Peer Facilitators Group, Paulinian Psychology Circle, The Paulinian, Paulinian Public Relations, Academic Services, and the Center for Research, Innovation, and Development Office (CRID).

The Mental Health Awareness interactive exhibit was opened on November 8, 2018, 9:00 A.M. at the Founders Lobby and will be open for the whole month of November 2018.

Sr. Evangeline Anastasio, SPC and Sr. Flordeliza Deza, SPC led the cutting of the ceremonial ribbon to mark the official opening of the exhibit.

Our featured artist is Shari Eunice San Pablo from University of the Philippines-Open University. Dr. Brian Bantugan, Director of the Center for Research, Innovation, and Development Office (CRID) was the curator of the said exhibit.

The event was attended by students and faculty members from different colleges and program. This exhibit, according to Dr. Bantugan, “is the start of a new chapter in innovative education on campus. What you will not learn in the classroom, you will learn in informal learning spaces, dialogue, and meaningful encounters with artists and their work. This is the first of many exhibitions for our community and outsiders which could transform our university into a truly creative space towards service learning.”