Oro eyes hotline for people with depression

THE City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD) has urged people having anxieties or going through depression to visit their office for a free counselling with their psychologist.

CSWD officer-in-charge Teddy Sabuga-a said, CSWD has 1 resident psychologist who is available to anyone who feels the need to talk.

This year however, Sabuga-a said they plan to expand their counselling program by developing a 24/7 online counselling for troubled individuals.

City Councilor Reuben Daba, chairperson of the committee on social services meanwhile called on the interfaith sector to include raising awareness on depression and other mental health issues, in the Child Development Program.

This after the spike in suicide incidents in the city, recently, involving a dead and mute person who ended his life by jumping off a bridge.

"Grabe na karon ang mga balita nga gahikog ang bata, wala pay labot ang bullying. Magahangyo ako sa City Council for the Protection of Children nga ma-apil na gyud ang awareness kay alarming na gyud, kay ugma damlag sila man ang mopuli sa ato," he said.

Sabuga-a said anyone who is feeling depressed may text him through 09175979513 or through Hopeline at (02) 804-4673; 0917-5584673; and 2919 for Globe and TM subscribers.


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