Last October 10, 2020, the UP Biochemistry Society hosted the mental health webinar titled, “Inside Out Understanding Emotions in a Pandemic” and it was met with great support having over 150 participants from 43 participating schools.
The event featured Dr. Gilda Gayle Gomez as the Keynote Speaker and she talked about mental health and how the pandemic intensifies these concerns. Inside Out also featured three topics namely “The Chemistry of Emotions” by Ms. Gaea Marelle Miranda, “The Validity of Emotions” by Ms. Meryel De Los Santos,” and “The Ways We Cope” by Ms. Veronica Dee.
Moreover, the event had its raffle draw-donation drive where three lucky winners were given Gcash e-money and nine more winners were given vouchers from UP BCS’ beneficiary, Medyo Cute Stickers.
Overall, the event was able to raise PHP 1455 for Medyo Cute Stickers whose primary beneficiaries are the jeepney drivers financially affected by this pandemic.
The Inside Out Webinar Team is extremely grateful to all participants who attended the webinar via Zoom and via Facebook Live. Moreover, the team would like to extend its gratitude to the following organization partners who helped make the event successful: Association of Psychology Students of Ateneo, Philippine Association of Chemistry Students, Inc., Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs, Inc., and UPM Peer Empowering Peers Society (Gold Partners); AIESEC UP Manila, ALAB CPH, Industrial Pharmacy Honor Society, One’s True Nature, UP Pharmaceutical Association Student Council, UP Vector, and UST Chemical Society (Silver Partners); Alliance of Public Health Athletes, CAMP Synergy, Development Studies Society, Pharmakon UP College of Pharmacy, Society of Occupational Therapy Majors, UP Manila USC-Health Committee, UP Medicine Student Council, and UP Society of Computer Scientists (Bronze Partners); and WhenInManila.com, the official media partner of Inside Out.