You are invited to attend the Forum on the Role of Media in Suicide Prevention on Monday 22, 2012, 1pm to 5pm at the Pulungang Recto Faculty Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. The Forum aims to share information on suicide and suicide prevention, and encourage the media to pursue responsible reporting of suicide and related events. Topics include the role of media in suicide prevention, understanding suicide and Suicide First Aid Guidelines for the Philippines among others.
The forum on The Role of Media in Suicide Prevention is a sequel to the consultation on Media and the Prevention of Suicide (MAPS) held at the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization last 13 Kuly 2012 where participating journalists expressed need for training on how to handle suicide stories particularly on how to ask questions, how to help in suicide prevention, and how to recognize warning signs of suicide.
Featured speaker for the Forum is Dr. Colucci, is the lead author of Mental Health First Aid guidelines for helping a suicidal person: a Delphi consensus study in the Philippines published in the iNternational Journal of Mental Health Systems in 2010. This led to the development of the Suicide First Aid Guidelines for hte Philippines, a guideline for how a member of the Filipino public should provide mental health first aid to a person who is suicidal.
This forum is organized by the Foundation for Advancing Wellness, Instructions and Talents, Inc with support from the Worl Health Association, College of Arts nad Letters of UP Diliman and the UP Open University.
Media practitioners and mental health advocates are enjoined to attend. Registration is free. Please confirm your attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or text 09152752033 or 09206139377.
MEMORANDUM NO. BCO-2012-01 (FOOD SALE)
OCTOBER 4, 2012
Due to health risks and sanitation problems that may be brought about by food sale activities sponsored by various organizations for fund-raising, the conduct of such activities is hereby temporarily suspended. The Business COncessions Office and the Food Service Regulatory Committee shall be directed to conduct a study on the safety and health impact of such food sales activities.
Meanwhile, student organizations are enjoined to explore other creative meands of fund raising. - June 15, 2009