AXA Essential mental health tips to power through the pandemic
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Essential Mental Health Tips to Power through the Pandemic

With the combination of new changes and health risks brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many may have been feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and scared. To help minimize the pandemic’s damaging effects on people’s mental health, AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, has started the #HowAreYou Mental Awareness campaign to encourage open and honest conversations on mental health among the company, its clients, and the community at large.

To further highlight this, AXA recently participated in Belle De Jour Planner’s #PowerThrough webinar. Streamed on Belle De Jour’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bdjbuzz), the webinar featured mental health advocate Dr. Gia Sison, founder of SOS Philippines (Survivors of Suicide and Depression) and Kate Alvarez who shared tips on how to stay strong amid these trying times. Here are some of the tips.

Ask “how are you?” Every once in a while, don’t forget to check in with loved ones and friends. Listen to the answer. Don’t make it just a ‘by the way, how are you?’ but really listen.

Ask for the support of loved ones. According to Dr. Sison, what has helped her power through was the support of her family and friends. “It is even more important now, especially for me when I had days when I was down and out. Reaching out to them and knowing that meron talaga makikinig helped me power through.”

Give people time to open up. People are a little bit more sensitive during the pandemic. As such, Alvarez advised, “Everyone is going through something. We have to understand that we’re a little more sensitive about how we react to each other so if today, your friend didn’t reach out, give him/her some time to open up to you.”

AXA Essential mental health tips to power through the pandemic


Solve one problem at a time. Doing everything all at once can lead to anxiety and stress so pick one task that you need to do, address that, and you’ll get through it.

Find what works for you to fight off anxiety. When it comes to fighting anxiety, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The important thing is to keep trying. If meditation doesn’t work for you, find something else that makes you happy. It can be reading a book, playing online games, or watching Korean dramas.  

Include me-time and family time in your schedule. Have a fixed schedule for family time and time alone with yourself because otherwise, you’ll be swamped with work. Limit your work hours just like when you were in the office as this can really help you balance work life and home life.

Times are tough, but anyone can overcome it with these tips for staying strong amid the pandemic. To know more about AXA Philippines, visit www.axa.com.ph and follow AXA Philippines’ Facebook www.facebook.com/AXA.Philippines.

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7 Comments

  1. yanpaladquisol says:

    Napaka importante talaga ng mental health.Kaya kung may pinagdadaanan ka andyan lang mga family at friends na pwede mong lapitan at e-share Ang problema mo para mas gumaan o di Kaya naman ibang tao, Kaya always check din natin sila kung okay lang sila. 💝💝💝

  2. Angelyn Rodriguez Jarlego says:

    Thank you po sa mga tips na ito Mamu. Malaking tulong po ito sa sarili ko, pati narin po sa mga kaibigan at pamilya ko. Alam kong sobrang stress na rin sila at kailangan nila ng taong makikinig sa mga hinaing nila. Sa way na ito, pareho kaming makaka isip ng paraan. Lalo na sa kwentuhan, pareho kaming makakapag bigay ng advice sa isa’t-isa. Pareho naming matatapos ang mga problema namin.

  3. irishlaurio says:

    magandang webinar to very helpful and informative po lalo na sa panahon ngayon na may pandemic may kanya kanya pong pinagdadaanan mga tao, laking tulong po tlaga nito at madami po silang matututunan dito ❤

  4. Lyka Mitra says:

    Helpful tips po itong mga nabanggit sa itong blog mo po mamu dahil sa totoo lang po nakaka stress po talaga ngaung may pandemya. Napakaraming mga tao po ngaun ang may mga pinagdadaaanan dahil sa pandemya kaya malaking tulong po na icheck natin ang ating mga loved ones or friends para malaman nilang di po sila nag iisa.

  5. kielnicole says:

    . very helpful po nito lalo na sa mga mommies na stress/depress .

  6. maxgabpantino says:

    this will be a big help for us Mamu lalo ngayon ang daming negative events thanks for sharing very informative tLaga mga content mo❤️❤️❤️

  7. chriss tabamo says:

    Wow big help po tlaga ito. lalo na sa panahon nato ngayong pandemic . important tlaga ang mental health ..

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