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WE ARE YOUR QUEER FAMILY.

There should be no shame in asking for help.

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Some of us have gone through it. Some of us are still going through it. Bottomline, it's okay to admit that "I am not okay".


If you don't feel like opening up to your family or your usual circle, please know that there is help out there.


Clicking on the links to the right will take you to external sites that may provide useful information and resources that you could try if all else fails.

Keep your chin up. It's okay to ask for help.



National Center for Mental Health

Natasha Goulbourn Foundation

Disclaimer: We are posting a link to these external sites to provide information and easy access to those who may need them yet do not know they exist. We are NOT, in any way, connected to the institutions / groups that run said sites. 

Mula sa ating mga kaibigan sa MindHongKong, sa pamamagitang ng tulong ni Richard Wickes (na maririnig ninyo sa Project 24 ng podcast), narito ang dalawang babasahin sa wikang Tagalog: Managing Anxiety (pagkabalisa) sa panahon ng COVID, at Mental Health Self-Care. The files are on a onedrive folder and have been scanned clean for viruses at the time of upload.

Stop, BOTTOM-Shaming!

Toxic masculinity is pervasive in the gay community, especially when having conversations about sex.
Being a part of the gay community, it is very common to be asked the following question about your sexual position,
Are you a top or bottom?
This can still be a hard question for men to answer because of the stigma that has come with being a bottom.
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Click on the pic to read about this.

If you are still saying these things then you should stop.

TOXIC LANGUAGE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH WE SHOULD ALL AVOID

Language is constantly evolving. That is why it is important to know appropriate language to use when discussing mental health issues. And why it's not enough to just tell somebody that "it's not okay to not be okay".


Click on the picture to find out what we've all been saying wrong.

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Patrick Galey, Agence France-Presse
(click on picture to go to article on external website)

COVID causes steep rise in depression, anxiety: study

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The numbers may vary but almost a million people take their own lives each year.
Don't forget to check up on a loved one, a friend, a family member today
to make sure they are really doing okay.
There are many resources online that help one go about talking to someone
who might be going through a tough time.

Review-review, mga bakla, may pa--exam si Kuya.

So you're interested and eager to learn?

Click on the picture to get an exhaustive glossary of terminology about everything you wanted to know about the culture but were afraid to ask.


Our show is not connected to the website, but hey, if the handcuffs fit....

Listen to our Usapang + Sex Series on the Project

It's high-time we normalized intelligent conversations about SEX!

There is absolutely no data that supports the propaganda that sex education or contextual conversations about sex leads to promiscuity. In fact, the exact opposite is true. There are lots of research that support this. Click Lolo's picture to read all about it - deadmahin ang pagka-shock nya!

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for around two-thirds of cases. It causes a gradual decline in cognitive abilities, often beginning with memory loss.
Dementia prevalence in the Philippines was found to be high 10.6% (95% CI 9.0 to 12.4) with 85.5% of this number attributed to Alzheimer's Disease. 


Source:
(https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/jad180095)

Click on the picture to learn more about Alzheimer's Disease

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Teachable Moment.

Understanding the SOGIE Bill before you oppose it

Necrophilia? Pedophilia? Really? Where?
Squashing misconceptions about a proposed law that simply offers protection from a long history of prejudice, discrimination, and violence. 

Click on the picture.

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We wish to honor and pay tribute to Arvin Pascual of Cabanatuan City, the first Filipino nurse to succumb to Covid-19, and all the other HEALTHCARE FRONTLINERS who suffered the same fate after him. The heroism in their servicce should never remain a number, a statistic, an abandoned memory. 

In the jargon used for war and battle, to be in the "frontlines" means to be placed in a position closest to the area of conflict. In the word's evolution, it has come to connote the unenviable place in the battlefield where one is likely to die from bullets and bombs. We have become so used to the word today in referring to the people who have risked their lives to care for those of us inflicted with the virus amongst our midst. Let us not forget them.

They are not just faces. They are not just names.
They were sons. They were daughters. They were mothers. They were fathers.
THEY ARE HEROES. 

Clicking the link will take you to an external site that lists healthcare workers  around the world who have died of Covid-19.

Excerpts: Research on the effects of COVID-19 
on Filipinos' mental health

View full article: Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines

Tee, M. L., Tee, C. A., Anlacan, J. P., Aligam, K., Reyes, P., Kuruchittham, V., & Ho, R. C. (2020). Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. Journal of affective disorders277, 379–391. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.08.043

" During the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, one-fourth of the respondents reported moderate-to-severe anxiety, one-seventh reported moderate-to-severe stress levels and one-sixth reported moderate-to-severe depression and psychological impact of the outbreak. "

"Timely and accurate health information, having children older than 16 years old, perception of good health status and confidence in their own health care providers were associated with lesser psychological impact of the pandemic and lower levels of stress, anxiety and depression. The findings of this study can be used to frame appropriate psychological interventions to avert occurrence of mental health problems preventing psychological crisis."

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You are not alone!

PH suicide rates soar amid COVID pandemic.

Article from Rappler Philippines. MAR 17, 2021
BY raLF RIVAS

From Project No.1

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COVID is on the rise in the Philippines - again.

Follow the latest WHO-endorsed guidelines to keep you and your loved ones safe. 
Gurrrl, now is not the time to be complacent!

Suicide among gay and bisexual men.

Olivier Ferlatte's article from www.theconversation.com - "Why do so many gay and bisexual men die from suicide?" sheds light on some mindboggling statitics. 

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From Project No.1

"Dying for Acceptance: Suicide Rates in the LGBTQ Community" by

John G. Taylor, MA (Psychology Today)

Statistics on suicide among LGBTQIA+

From Project No.1

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The ABCs of the LGBTQIA+.

Overwhelmed about the ever-evolving list of terms used within the LGBTQIA+ community? 
Outright International,  USA Today, and GLAAD all offer good explanations of the running list of acronyms, including an explanation on why some terms are now considered archaic and offensive. 

Clicking on each image will take you to an external site.
Go ahead. The internet is our friend.

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