Mental Health Booklet for Teens

Across the world, teens reported increased anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. This booklet was designed by Breakthrough ACTION Philippines for Filipino teens in response to their stated need for mental health support and resources. Teens were involved in the content selection and design, and it was reviewed by several leading Filipino mental health therapists/practitioners who work with teens. It will be available in Tagalog and Bisaya shortly. It can also be found on our website for teens: https://malayaako.ph.

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    Improving Mental Health Services in Bangladesh Through the Mental Health Gap Action Plan

    In Bangladesh, mental health challenges remain unmet due to a lack of awareness, a shortage of mental health professionals and various facilities. To address the widening gap between mental health needs and the availability of mental health care professionals, Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Child Adolescent and Family Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health worked with Breakthrough ACTION to develop a standard operating procedure for mental health and psychological support call centers. In March 2022, in consultation with the Non-Communicable Disease Control and the National Institute of Mental Health, Breakthrough ACTION organized training sessions on the mental health gap action program and the standard operating procedure, to equip doctors and counselors with mental health counseling, screening, and management skills, ensuring improved quality of mental health services that are affordable and accessible to people.

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      How is COVID-19 affecting parents’ mental health

      Being a parent is a daily challenge and faced with the realities of COVID 19, social distancing and self-quarantine, it may be a struggle. For parents, the best way to help their children is to firstly take care of themselves.

      Self-care during these times is not selfish because it enables the caregivers to be there for their children as a stable, calm and soothing parent. This way, parents will also be able to better understand their children and help them feel reassured, relaxed and focused.

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        How Athishree coped with COVID-19

        Athishree was scared, hesitant to even talk to her friends when she first tested positive for #coronavirus.

        While in quarantine, she taught herself the importance of opening up about her experiences.

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          We all have to stay ready. Anthem to overcome COVID-19 ft. Amitabh Bachchan & Priyanka Chopra Jonas

          We all have to stay ready. Only together can we win against COVID-19.

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            Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Nigeria digital campaign

            A Digital Social and Behavior Change Communication Campaign in Bauchi and Sokoto States, Nigeria, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) partners: MC Saatchi, Upswell, George Washington University, Syndani Initiative and ID Africa. This includes videos, social media posts.

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              Guide Book: Campaign – Community Involvement and the Important Message of COVID-19 Vaccination for the Elderly

              In general, this book aims to provide implementation guidance to accelerate access for elderly to COVID-19 vaccination, through Communications Campaign and Community involvement activity. This book specifically aims to:

              1. Be a guide for preparing campaign and community involvement plans for COVID-19
                Program manager, communications manager and other related stakeholder that contribute
                to increase the outreach of messages for elderly COVID-19 vaccination.
              2. Coordinate important messages on COVID-19 vaccinations for the elderly as well
                COVID-19 preventive behavior.
              3. Simplification of vaccination messages to encourage the elderly to participate in
                COVID-19 vaccination program.

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              Behind the Masks Campaign: The hidden impact of COVID-19 mental health campaign

              Behind the Mask is a statewide initiative to promote mental health services for Mississippians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statewide campaign is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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