On February 17, 2023, the first ever Mental Health Festival with the theme: “Breaking The Stigma” was hosted by the College Wellness and Testing Center in Ateneo de Davao University. With the goal to break the stigma of seeking professional mental help, the organizers invited 20 different mental health centers, organizations, and experts to participate and provide a better understanding on help seeking behaviors and discussion of mental health issues and problems.
Mental Health Festival Participants Include the following:
A-Max Psychological Services Davao
Autism Society Philippines – Davao
Rainbow Intervention Center For Autism Foundation, Inc.
Body-Mind-Spirit Sync Health & Wellness Consultancy Services
College Wellness and Testing Center – Peer Consulting Program
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Dr. Ericson D. Batican Psychological Services
Hiraya-Diwa Psychological Services
IBL Counseling and Testing Center
JJ Valderrama Behavioral Management Center
JJT Psychological Services
Newday Recovery Center, Inc.
PGCA-Davao Association of Guidance Counselors
Philippine Mental Health Association – Davao Chapter
Pusong Sikolohikal Psychology Services
Engineering and Architecture Student Executive Council Campaigns and Advocacies/ IROAR / Students Rights and Welfare
SPMC – Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Teacher Red Educational Therapy Services
The Hoffen Clinic