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Psychological Debriefing For Ondoy Victims Needed


I had been out for a couple of days doing some errands and while on the way I hear people tell their horrible experience about Typhoon Ondoy and how they are badly traumatized by it.

There was this woman from the waxing salon I’m going to who said she barely had a decent sleep since the typhoon Ondoy.  Since that fateful Saturday afternoon she barely had a restful sleep and a drop of rain from her roof awakens her.  Her name is Rina and she lives in Payatas, Quezon City.  Her house was submerged in flood water and she was not able to save much. She feels she has to be alert all the time and get ready to evacuate her house every time it rains.

This is not an isolated case, most of the victims are experiencing the same.  If you just browse social networks you will see people asking for help on how they can get over the horrific experience because most of them are experiencing sleeplessness.  Typhoon Ondoy victims badly needs a debriefing.

University of Sto. Tomas (UST)  Psychology department is offering free psychological consultations since yesterday and the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is pooling their resources to start psychological counseling included with their relief operations starting October 3.  Or you can call Dr. Edna C. Franco, Chair of the Department of Psychology for debriefing and counseling assistance at +63 2 4266001  loc. 5260, 5262, efranco@ateneo.edu)

Worldwide there is a huge need for psychologist to help debrief and counsel calamity victims for them to cope and live a normal life.  They are the victims of typhoon, earthquake and other natural disaster. Imagine in a span of 5 days, big flood in the Philippines, earthquake and tsunami in American Samoa, earthquake in Indonesia.

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2 Comments

  1. earthlingorgeous

    I’m sure sis they cover all ages… call that number na … hugs to you and your nephew.

  2. I hope there are also child psychologists who can offer free counseling. My nephew doesn’t want to be left alone and doesn’t want to take a bath. He’s afraid of water. He was in his maternal grandparent’s home in Dona Petra Marikina and was stranded on the roof when the flood came.
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