Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach is launching a platform that aims to tackle mental health and wellness by featuring several individuals to share their stories.
Wurtzbach posted a video teaser on her Instagram account yesterday, Aug. 9, showing off several individuals who fearlessly shared their bout with mental illness.
“Hindi ka nag- iisa (You are not alone),” Wurtzbach said yesterday, Aug. 9, through an Instagram post that came with a teaser video for “Holding Space: Voices of Hope.”
“If you know someone growing through a silent battle in their life that they are afraid and hesitant to talk about (or ikaw mismo ang nakakaramdam nito) [or you are the one experiencing it], always remember that when we hold space for the people. We love, we can become an instrument for their healing,” she said.
This is why Wurtzbach – along with Flourish by LoveYourself, SKPA Philippines, Mental Health PH, and Owl Right Studios – taught of launching “Holding Space.” The said program “aims to show how different people have overcome the challenges that affected their mental wellness.”
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“We talked to seven individuals with the hopes of inspiring everyone to reach out to the people they trust for support. You can watch and listen to their stories starting Aug. 15,” the beauty queen said.
Among the individuals the program will feature is actor JM de Guzman, who has been open to the public about his battle against panic disorder.
“Holding space: Voices of Hope is a program where we give a face to different issues affecting people’s mental wellness, while also encouraging everyone to reach out to the people that they trust for support,” Wurtzback explained in the video. IB