Mayor Magalong: Tele-counselling offered to residents suffering from depression during quarantine


Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the city government has initiated stress debriefing sessions with barangay officials to combat depression caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic.

The Baguio poliitko said the city government is tapping professional volunteers who will conduct tele-counselling.

“Some of them had feat of depression, so by way of giving back after they recovered, they formed this team and are into tele-counselling,” Magalong said.

Baguio City Police Chief Allen Rae Co also said they are taking the sudden increase in suicide cases in the Summer Capital seriously.

“Parang cabin fever ang nakikita natin dito so we hope that the easing up of movements on going out, dahan-dahan mawawala itong mga psychological (issues) ng mga mamamayan,” Co said.

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