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Natasha Goulbourn Foundation conducts mental wellness forum

The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) conducted a wellness caravan in Bicol in partnerhip with Bicol University through the Office of the Student Affairs and Services on September 11-12, 2017.

On September 11, an event dubbed "Mental Wellness in the Digital Age Forum" was held at the Aquinas University of Legazpi. Bicol University President Arnulfo Mascariñas gave a message. Also present during the event were NGF President and Founder Jean Goulbourn, Aquinas University President Rev. Fr. Ernesto Arceo, and Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal.

Meanwhile, it can be noted that on August 8, 2017, Goulbourn made a courtesy call to Bicol University President Arnulfo M. Mascariñas for the conduct of the said caravan.

"The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing depression to light through the use of educational lectures, confidential crisis lines and referrals to partner psychologists. We see ourselves as a hub whose primary goal is information awareness on depression and how one can prevent, recognize or treat this mental illness.

The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) started embarking in its mission to promote awareness and understanding for Depression as a medical condition when it was founded in 2007.  Through a series of local and international lectures of forums, aided with media mileage on TV, print and radio, people have started to become aware of what depression is all about, and how at its worst, it can lead to suicide.

In our efforts to launch a nationwide campaign of mental fitness and health, we have partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) along with top schools such as University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and Miriam College. We are currently working on partnering with several cities, civic organization and psychology clinics so that we can further our mission," as stated in NGF's website.

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