(SPOT.ph) While the ongoing global pandemic is on its tail end, factors that take a toll on people's mental health still persist. There's the Asian food crisis, price hikes, political instability, climate crisis, and—basically—life. Hoping to extend some help to the Filipino community, the Ateneo Bulatao Center for Psychological Services of the Ateneo de Manila University is once again offering free counseling services for Filipino adults aged 18 and above. You don't need to be affiliated with the university. Services are available every Thursday.
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Ateneo Bulatao Center emphasizes that their "free brief psychological services" are not a "substitute for therapy nor act as a crisis hotline." They can only provide up to two sessions to "help alleviate distress and discuss coping strategies." You can use their Google Form to sign up; and, if you get a message that the form is closed, you may try again the following Thursday.
Ateneo Bulatao Center's free psychological services are available every Thursday. To sign-up, use their Google Form.
If you are in need of urgent attention, please proceed to the emergency room of the hospital nearest you or call DOH-NCMH Hotline: 0917-899-8727 or 02-7989-8727; Natasha Goulbourn Foundation Hopeline: 0917-558-4673, 0918-873-4673 and 02-8804-4673; or In Touch Crisis Line: 0917-800-1123, 0922-893-8944 and 02-8893-7603.
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