mental healthBUTUAN CITY – The Social Welfare Office in Caraga Region celebrated the Mental Health Week with the residents of the Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY) and the Home for Girls (HFG).  A one-day joint activity was held at Amontay Beach Resort in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.

With the theme “Stress in everyday life: A call for a healthy lifestyle,” the residents listened to the discussion of Mr. Jbionne Pagalan about the center services. Ms. Birthday Jean Quinto talked about the objectives of the activity. Ms. Pregilyn Raya and Loressa Joy de Claro taught the participants on Stress Busters and the techniques for having a stress less life, respectively.

After the lectures, the participants had their socialization activity through different games by the beach.

In her message, Director Mercedita Jabagat told the participants to eat healthy foods to keep them in good shape. She also reminded them not to harbor ill-feelings because this could affect their health. She encouraged them to always participate in activities at the center. Lastly, Jabagat stressed that center staff should set as model to the residents. # # # (Social Marketing Unit)