Suicide Prevention and Awareness Amidst Cocid-19 Pandemic

            September has been marked as a National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In line with this, the NEUST College of Arts and Sciences thru the effort of its SBS BS Psychology Program headed by Dr. Clarinda A. Reyes, conducted an online seminar on Suicide Prevention and Awareness amidst Covid-19 Pandemic on September 22, 2020, 10:00am. This online undertaking aimed at helping out the NEUST personnel, especially the students who have been submitting themselves to anxieties or apprehension because of the said distressing pandemic.

            The online activity commenced with a doxology. Then, the chair of the SBS department, Dr. Maria Cristina Ferrer, gave her welcome remarks and an inspirational message from the Dean of the CAS, Dr. Mario M. Abesamis, Jr. Thenceforth, some lectures were delivered by the selected faculty from SBS, namely: Ms. Mary Claire D. Calura (University Guidance Counselor), Mr. Richard C. Arambulo, Mr. Vincent J. Esteban, and Dr. Clarinda A. Reyes (CAS Guidance Coordinator).  Mr. Andrelenz M. Buenaventura and Ms. Tadz Nicolas acted as the moderators of the activity and Dr. Venus Vitales and Ms. Karen Jann Aquino were tasked to assist in the open forum.