SULONG: An Online Mental Health Webinar for Students on COVID-19

In the current pandemic, quarantine anxiety and fatigue are prevalent especially among students who have the burden of adjusting to both new social norms and teaching modalities brought about by COVID-19. Moreover, the youth often experience the feeling of “helplessness”, a notion that they cannot help alleviate or improve the current situation of the nation. At times, the same people would have asked themselves these questions: WHO AM I? WHERE DO I BELONG? WHAT CAN I DO? HOW WILL I KNOW? 

To answer all these questions, the St. Luke’s Medicine Student Council will hold a webinar entitled “SULONG: An Online Mental Health Webinar for Students on COVID-19” on September 19, 2020, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The event, which will be held on an online video conferencing platform, aims to give insight to pre-medical and medical students on how to cope with the new normal.

During the event, the who’s, where’s, what’s, and how’s of COVID-19 will be tackled through the expertise and experience of 4 esteemed speakers who will give answers to these questions. The webinar will open with the question “WHO AM I?” which talks about how to draft our purpose as individuals, and transitions to the connected question “WHERE DO I BELONG?” to tackle ways to give service to others through community health. The second part of the program will start with the question “WHAT CAN I DO?”, where ways on how to take care of your mental health and that of your peers will be discussed. The webinar will close with the question “HOW WILL I KNOW?”, stressing the importance of health literacy and communication, while also debunking misconceptions on COVID-19.

SULONG aims to forward mental health issues concerning students and promote mental health wellness by discussing quarantine anxiety and fatigue, and ways to healthily cope with them. In addition, it is also a great opportunity for everyone to have a deeper understanding of COVID-19, from its societal effects in the national level, up to individual effects and personal implications; and how we, as individuals and as a nation, can rise up to the challenges brought about by this disease. 

To register for this event, please go to This event is FREE for all and anyone may join. Pre-medical and medical students are especially encouraged. The pre-registration period ends on September 16, 2020. For more information about the event and the organizers, you may follow St. Luke’s Medicine Student Council at

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This is co-presented by major partners:  DLSU-D Pre-Medical Society (DPMS), Kythe-Ateneo, Movement Experts’ Society, The Pre-Medical Society of the Ateneo, Pre-Med Society – La Salle Bacolod, TUA University Student Council – USC, UP Health Sciences and Pre-Medicine Society, UP Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Society, UP Pre-Medical Society – Baguio, The UPLB Genetics Society, The UPLB Microbiological Society, The UPLB Society of Pre-Med Students, Youth Alliance for Health Reform and Youth for Mental Health Coalition, Inc.

This is also in partnership with our minor partners: Alliance of Philippine Pre-Medical Societies, Ateneo Environmental Science Society, DLSU Chemistry Society (CHEMSOC), UP Pharmaceutical Association Student Council and UP Pre-Medical Society.

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