Mental health during COVID-19: A chat with Filipino physician and cancer survivor Dr. Gia Sison

Mental health during COVID-19: A chat with Filipino physician and cancer survivor Dr. Gia Sison

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic and the world could now be on the verge of another health crisis: a mental health crisis. As the death toll and infection rates continue to rise exponentially around the world, how can we identify early signs of emotional distress and how do we adjust to the “new normal”?
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Hear from Filipino physician and mental health advocate, Dr. Gia Sison, as she explores the pandemic’s emotional toll and shares coping strategies, as well as insights on the Philippines’ COVID-19 response.

This recording is part of the webinar series, Wildtype Media Expert Opinion.

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Everyday, we face a deluge of grim news as global COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise. In this period of great uncertainty, it’s become clear that the pandemic’s impact extends beyond physical health. As we begin to adjust to the new normal, it has also taken a profound toll on our emotional well-being.

A household name in her native Philippines, Dr Gia Sison is an occupational medicine specialist who currently heads the Women’s Wellness Center in the Makati Medical Center hospital. She rose to national prominence in the early 2010s for her frank discussion on her mental health struggles as a breast cancer patient. Now a prominent mental health advocate, Dr Sison also hosts G Talks, a digital series on CNN Philippines.

***Wildtype Media Expert Opinion ***

This is a recording from the live webinar series, Wildtype Media Expert Opinion

The live webinar took place on
🗓 Wednesday, 27 May 2020
🕚 8 PM (SGT)

Guest speaker:
Gia Sison, MD
Head, Women’s Wellness Center, Makati Medical Center, Philippines
Host, G Talks at CNN Philippines


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