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Let’s talk about mental health: Riverside hosts live talk on mental health on Masskara Week

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Not knowing what to do during the MassKara week now that the festival has been cancelled?

Feeling a little bit down because of the pandemic, and the general feeling of being unwell getting a bit much?  Riverside College, true to its commitment of caring for the mental health of the youth, marks 19 October 2020 with a live online conversation with Your Millennial Psychologist, and Your Negrense Psychologist.

Did I stutter
Promotional poster feating speakes Riyan Portuguez and Mark Ortibano. | Photo from RCI Facebook Page

The seminar, “Did I stutter?” is opening today at 5 p.m. via Facebook live through this link https://www.facebook.com/events/264682654781465/, will feature Your Millennial Psychologist Riyan Portuguez, and Your Negrense Psychologist Mark Ortibano,

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Riyan will be talking about Iconic Lessons From Psychology to Survive, while Mark will be talking about Mental Health and the Human Strengths. 

Riyan is a socmed personality with over 100,000 followers on her Facebook Page and blog, a platform created to inspire Psychology majors.

Riyan offers practical advice through her quirky sense of humor (“Ako na ho magsasabi ha. Wag ho kayo maglalagay ng cabbage sa ulo ninyo. Hindi po ‘yon sagot sa mental illness. Salamat.”), and her page is filled with links to her Youtube channel where she talks about love, life, self-care, and mental health. 

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Her blog is updated daily, with thousands of interactions every day as her audience seek her advice, and listen to relevant topics that range from social acceptance, respect, diversity, and the beauty of being your self.

Mark, on the other hand, is known as the Negrense Psychologist, and keeps a Facebook blog, Negrense Psychologist — Psychology for All.  The blog has varied yet relevant content from survival tips to students, to the explainer topics on drug addiction, mental health conditions, and inspirational words.

RCI opted to celebrate the festivities by offering these two topics to interested parties.

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“[It is about] the power of having a positive mindset and becoming the best version of yourself in this period of uncertainty,” RCI says, adding, “Shun the negative and thrive with the positive this October!”

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Hannah A. Papasin
Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.
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