April 21, 2024

Employees of the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera got their dose of mental health check through an activity intended to help them cope with the pandemic.
Psychologist-agripreneur Emeelyn L. Takio served as the resource speaker during the seminar on “Maintaining Mental Health amidst the Pandemic concentrated on Practicing Emotional Awareness and Self-Care Tips for One’s Mental Health.”
She said practicing emotional awareness is acknowledging one’s emotions and focusing on the positive ones, as the uncertainty surrounding the health crisis is affecting the public’s mental health.
Self-care for one’s mental health focused on practical ways of taking care of one’s self at the physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, and sensory levels can boost the immune system and improve self-compassion.
The employees participated in group dynamics and team-building activities led by the Regional Integrated Agricultural Laboratory Division.
The seminar is part of DA’s Gender and Development (GAD) program.
Atty. Jennilyn Dawayan, regional technical director and DA-GAD focal person, emphasized the need to balance mental health and work especially during the pandemic.
The activity aimed to promote the employees’ overall health and fitness and support DA’s gender mainstreaming efforts. – DA-Cordillera