With more individuals coming forward about their mental health issues, talking about them has become less taboo and helpful for those fighting their own battles…even amid the pandemic.
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Studies are being conducted on how the coronavirus has altered the way we live. As the number of confirmed cases and deaths continue to rise and incite fear, taking care of our mental health is especially important.
Jessy Mendiola, for instance, has been very open about her struggle with depression in recent years. Since the enhanced community quarantine took effect in the Philippines, the 27-year-old actress has been asked how she deals with the stress.
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The Sandugo star is well aware that the lockdown has made it hard because it limits the kinds of activities we can do and our ability to socialize. Nevertheless, Jessy shared 16 personally tried-and-tested methods that have helped her cope in anxious times. Check out this video to learn each one!
If you're feeling isolated and there's no one that you can connect with, you can recommend getting in touch with these organizations:
National Center for Mental Health Crisis Hotline:
DOH Covid-19 Emergency Hotline:
02-894-26843 and 1555
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Banner image taken from Jessy Mendiola's official Instagram