We have all been trying to go out and socialize with people around. I bet, since the day we were born, we were already set to explore and deal with the people around us. We have been set to be freely immersing with people, practicing every bit of understanding, stretching our patience and opening our minds widely just to co-exist in this very hard reality. But what do you think will happen if the usual things that we do every day are suddenly restricted, leaving you to isolating yourself in your bedroom, no talking, no playing, no relationships, and no shoulders to cry on?
In this time of crisis, our Governments have always been doing their best to mitigate the spread of the virus, leaving every one with no choice but to do the exact opposite of what we have been doing all our lives? We may be able to survive this pandemic but how else can it be better if every one is already out of their minds? How much more can we also think how some of the media people relay information affect the sanity of the community? This entails that Mental Health has now become the least being talked about that I see we need to set a foot forward.
With this, I have started facebook.com/baaybutuanon and decided to use some of my savings to keep the sanity of my community. I have started to draft online quizzes and trivia giving prizes (e.g. cellphone load for continuous update through the social media and Grocery Packs for the families of the participants) to weekly winners. With such activity and platform, we are able to keep every one learning while enjoying the fun games. Also, I have written on my plans to provide an avenue for every one to express what they feel through the Express Yourself Thread in the aim to continuously communicate with other people.
Your support, even a little to this cause, would mean a lot to all for you have set foot on a battle that not every one has seen as important.
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Thank you very much!
Lex Michael Guiritan, Butuan City, Philippines
Founder, BaayButuanon | Sa Baay ra ta bai!
Fulbright FLTA Fellow 18-19
University of Michigan Ann Arbor