“Sa sobrang ginagawa ng mga kabataan na mga assignments at projects hindi maiwasan na magkaroon ng depression and isang estudyante” – Dr. Erandio.Dr. Erandio clearly explains that being a student can be stressful enough but trying to juggle schoolwork and other responsibilities while experiencing mental illness can make it that much harder during his talk on the Division School Press Conference (DSPC) on November 7, 2018 held at St. Therese Christian Development Center Foundation, Inc. (STCDCFI). According to psychiatry.org, mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities. Read more about mental illness at https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/what-is-mental-illness More so, Dr. Erandio advises that the school heads especially the teachers to lessen the works given to the students through collaborating with the system of 21st century teaching and learning process. Teachers from different subject such as English and Filipino must collaborate for a project which will save time, expenses, and efforts for the students, he clearly explained. “Like sa English may video sa science may video. Bakit? Anong ba and dini-develop na skills ng mga teachers sa mga kabataan? Magiging videographers ba sila?”, Dr. Erandio stated. Furthermore, he said that it would still depend on how a student will take their studies, if they will do it rightly and seriously for these mental issues that occurs. Read more about the academics and students have mental health problems than ever before on https://theconversation.com/more-academics-and-students-have-mental-health-problems-than-ever-before-90339 Dr. Norberto O. Erandio works at the Tacloban City Division as the Education Program Supervisor, and Campus Journalism Coordinator.
Watch the Press Conference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJaraYZqs5Q