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CLSU Screens Film on Mental Health Awareness

May 22, 2023 - 05:22 pm

Laurence Ramos / SCO

The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) through the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), University Gender and Development Office, and Strategic Communication Office in partnership with the Commission of Higher Education Department (CHED) and Volunteer Individuals for Peace (VIP) organized a mental health awareness campaign through a film showing attended by Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) students at CLSU Auditorium on May 20, 2023. 


The film entitled #OKkaFren? showcased the mental health-related concerns of students who are experiencing different challenges in life and offer a solution to cope with such problems. 


Following the film showing, VIP Ambassadors shared their insights about the show and their advocacy for mental health. 


Jojo Matias, Board Member of the 3rd District of Nueva Ecija, emphasized the significance of asking for help guidance counselor from OSA when needed, while Lance Raymundo, an artist from the movie encouraged everyone to be strong in facing challenges that come with their life and to show their kindness to others.


Dr. Irene G. Bustos, Dean of OSA, expressed that the film was very relevant and timely especially now that students are experiencing mental health issues since it raises awareness of the importance of having sound mental health. 


“The film recognizes the essential role of mental health practitioners such as Counselors, Psychologists, and Psychometricians, and it stresses what we, at OSA, always say that … Help is always available and accessible,” Dr. Bustos added.


On the other hand, Madonna Sanchez, Executive Producer of the movie #OKkaFren?, explained that the inspiration for the film was the reality that the young generation who were born and raised with technology to be mindful and aware of the consequences.