Current and Emerging Issuesin Guidance and Counseling in the Philippines by Reynante S. Tagum GC504: Counseling Theory & Practice II
Current & Emerging Issues in GC in the Philippines Children/Youth of today are Adults/Parents of tomorrow.. Children / StudentsAdults / Parents (Youth) Violence Against SSA & LGBT Children & Women OFW / Migrant Bullying / Workers Cyberbullying PMS – AIDS/STD’s, Early Pregnancy, & Abortion Separated / Risk-Taking Annulled STRESS Behavior Smoking, Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, Gangs, etc.. Solo Parent Depression Addiction Substance abuse, Computer/Internet Abuse, Pornography, etc..Absentee Parent Suicide
Current & Emerging Issues in GC in the Philippines - Stress - Depression - Suicide
Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines,frustrations, and demands.
Stress isn’t always bad.. In small doses,it can help us perform under pressureand motivate us to do our best.
But when we are constantly runningin emergency mode, out mind and bodypay the price..
What is stress?When we perceive a threat, our nervoussystem responds by releasing a flood of stresshormones, adrenaline and cortisol.
These hormonesawakensour body foremergencyaction..
Stress affects: Mind Body Behavior Relationships
Three Common Ways PeopleRespond when Overwhelmed by Stress Foot on the gas Foot on the brake Foot on both
Foot on the gas:An angry or agitated response.You’re heated up, overly emotional,and unable to sit still.
Foot on the break:A withdrawn or depressed stress response.You shut down, space out, and show very littleenergy or emotion.
Foot on both:A tense and frozen stress response.You freeze under pressure and can’t do anything.You looked paralyzed, but under the surface youare extremely agitated.
Sign and Symptoms Stress OverloadCognitive / Emotional SymptomsMemory problems Irritability or short temperInability to concentrate Agitation, inability to relaxPoor judgment Feeling overwhelmedSeeing only the negative Sense of loneliness andAnxious or racing thoughts isolationConstant worrying Depression or generalMoodiness unhappiness
Sign and Symptoms Stress OverloadPhysical / Behavioral SymptomsAches and pains Sleeping too much orDiarrhea or constipation too littleNausea, dizziness Isolating yourself from othersChest pain Procrastinating or neglectingRapid heartbeat responsibilitiesLoss sex drive Using alcohol, cigarettes, orFrequent colds drugs to relaxEating more or less Nervous habits (e.g. nail-biting)
Effects of Chronic Stress It raise blood pressure, Suppress the immune system Increase the risk of heart attack and stroke Contribute to infertility Speed up the aging process
Many health problems are caused orexacerbated by stress: Pain of any kind Heart disease Digestive problems Sleep problems Depression Obesity Autoimmune diseases Skin conditions
According to research and studies..Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression. *Stress causes DNA damage. * Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., Duke University Medical Center
Depression Fighting Depression Documentary Video
Depression is much more than just sadness... feelings of helplessness,hopelessness, andworthlessnessare intense andunrelenting.
Depression is a major risk factor for suicide.The deep despair and hopelessness thatgoes along with depression can makesuicide feel like the only way to escape thepain.
Thoughts of death or suicide area serious symptom of depression,so take any suicidal talk orbehavior seriously.Its not just a warning sign that the person isthinking about suicide: its a cry for help.
The U.S. National Institute of Mental Healthstated that untreated depression is thenumber one cause of suicide, the 3rd leadingcause of death among their teenagers.
Depression self-help tip 1Cultivate supportive relationships10 tips for reaching out and building relationships1.Talk to one person about your feelings.2.Help someone else by volunteering.3.Have lunch or coffee with a friend.4.Ask a loved one to check in with you regularly.5.Accompany someone to the movies, a concert, or a small get-together.
Depression self-help tip 1:Cultivate supportive relationships10 tips for reaching out and building relationships 1. Call or email an old friend. 2. Go for a walk with a workout buddy. 3. Schedule a weekly dinner date. 4. Meet new people by taking a class or joining a club. 5. Confide in a counselor, therapist, or clergy member.
Depression self-help tip 2:Take care of yourself Do things you enjoy (or used to) Develop a wellness toolbox Adopt healthy lifestyle habits Fight depression by managing stress
Depression self-help tip 3:Get regular exercise
Depression self-help tip 4:Eat a healthy, mood-boosting diet
Depression self-help tip 5:Challenge negative thinking
Depression self-help tip 6:Raise your emotional intelligence
Depression self-help tip 7:Know when to get additional help
Natasha Goulbourn FoundationMindstrong, a campaign that focuses not on thetragedy of suicide and depression but rather onharnessing one’s mental resilience and cultivatinga feeling of flourishing. These are antidotes to thedownward spiral that depression brings.
Essentially, the campaign helps make individuals more optimistic, mentally agile, self-aware, self-regulating. It enables one to focus on one’s strengths and build better connections with the people around him or her. Mindstrong, like an earlier campaign, My Happy Hour, is an initiative not to treat depression but to prevent it by taking positive steps in small, regular doses. http://www.ngf-hope.org/
NGF 24/7 HOPE LINE(In Partnership with UGAT Foundation):0917-558-HOPE (4673) or (632)211-45500917-845-HOPE and 0917-842-HOPEIn Touch Crisis Lines:0917-572-HOPE or (632)211-1305(632) 893-7606 (24/7)(632)893-7603 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)Globe (63917) 800.1123 or (632) 506.7314Sun (63922) 893.8944 or (632) 346.8776"Dial a Friend“ Hotlines:(632) 525-1743 / (632) 525-1881
The World Health Organization estimates thaton the average, almost 3,000 people commitsuicide daily.According to WHO suicide rates statistics,one person commits suicide every 40 seconds.Suicide rates all over the world have increasedby 5% - 62% in the last two decades.
*Of the 107 suicides in the Philippines reported inthe first half of 2010, 82 were male while 21were female. Seventy one of the suicides were inMetro Manila – the bulk coming from Quezon City,mostly by hanging.Most of the suicides are in the 21 to 40 age group,followed by 41 and above and 20 and below. *Manila Bulletin
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