Wed, Oct 18, 2023

TSU-CASS AB Psychology Shy Shatters Mental Health Stigma at AMOR VIllage

The College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) through the collaborative efforts of the AB Psychology Department and COESSE Officers and students ventured to provide an outreach program with the Amor Village, October 18.
by Ms. Carmela Jane Paragas   – CASS News  |  2023 Projects


The activity was anchored with the objective to address the stigma surrounding mental health.

“As a social worker intern, kahit na kami ay na-orient sa lugar na mapupuntahan naming, sobra parin po akong na-shock na dito ako napunta pero madami po akong natutunan noong andito na po ako. Sobra pong saya manatili dito dahil kahit may kapansanan sila mentally, di parin nawawala sakanila yung pagiging malambing nila,” intern of AMOR Village. She emphasized that despite physical and mental challenges, persons with disabilities (PWDs) are privileged to reside in the village because the head and staff are hands-on in meeting their needs and ensuring their rights

Despite physical and mental challenges, persons with disabilities (PWDs) appreciate what they have. Creating a brighter mental health future involves a collective shift in communities towards embracing values like support, education, early intervention, resilience, and creative expression.

This transformative narrative envisions a world where mental health is acknowledged, supported, and celebrated, with each brushstroke to this canvas contributing to a brighter future where everyone's well-being is a cherished part of our collective portrait.