Pasig City, Red Cross launch psychosocial sessions for frontliners

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They need it too

If some of us are already finding it hard to keep cool amidst the Coronavirus threat and global lockdowns, just think how it’s affecting the frontliners facing the crisis head-on.

With that, Red Cross along with Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto have recently conducted psychosocial support sessions for the frontliners of Pasig Doctors Medical City.

‘Our frontliners are physically, mentally, and emotionally drained. They serve with no complaints. Grabe ang dedikasyon nila… yung iba pinipilit na naming magpahinga rin!’ captioned Vico on Facebook.

‘But we can’t forget their wellbeing.’

Our frontliners are physically, mentally, and emotionally drained. They serve with no complaints. Grabe ang dedikasyon…

Posted by Vico Sotto on Sunday, April 5, 2020

 

ICYDK, psychosocial treatment refers to looking into one’s emotional psyche and social environment in order to see what they’re needing mentally, socially, and spiritually in order to be completely healthy.

Some psychosocial activities include group counseling, spiritual support, and more. They’re usually conducted by registered psychologists, social workers, and counselors.

This isn’t the first that the Philippine Red Cross has lent their hand in providing Psychosocial treatment for those that need it, as they also conducted sessions with the Greenhills hostage victims back in March.

Sa naganap na hostage-taking kahapon, ika-2 ng Marso sa V-Mall sa Greenhillls, ang ating mga volunteers at staff ay…

Posted by Philippine Red Cross on Monday, March 2, 2020

 

Meanwhile, frontliners’ mental health has long been a concern for many, as they’re ultimately carrying the burden of the ongoing outbreak.

‘[Frontliners] have to feel that they’re not alone, and they have to see evidence that what they are doing does help,’ Dr. Maria Imelda Batar, Past President of the Philippine Psychiatric Association (PPA), shared in our previous article on frontliners’ mental toll against the Coronavirus. Read it here.

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