Globe, DLS-CSB and NGF name Winners for “Hope in 40 Seconds” video animation
Globe Telecom together with Natasha Goulbourn Foundation and the De La Salle College of St. Benilde as well as the Department of Health – National Center for mental Health (NCMH) is gearing up to award the top 3 winners for the “Hope in 40 Seconds”” video animation contest.
The contest is currently in its third year and aims to pick three new 40-second animated videos that convey the advocacy of the stakeholders in promoting mental health awareness among Filipinos.
There are currently five finalists for the competition namely:
Hope in your Hands – Nia Colinayo, Jade Velasquez, Bradd Maesa, Gray Santos and Angelo Sarmiento
Light Beyond Shadows – Rex Lynnus Sueno, Elisha Zapata and Khalil Albuainain
Out of Reach – Maria Marquiala Pellejo and Ralph Reyes
Hope^4 by Aleks Elizabeth Dolor Isla and Erika Marquez
Black White Red – Ma. Isabella Parca and Alyssa Marie Misa
The awarding for the top 3 is scheduled on April 18 at the Globe Tower in Bonifacio Global City.
Yoly Crisanto, Globe SVP for Corporate Communications says:
Globe actively reaches out to vulnerable sectors of society particularly the youth, to protect them against all forms of bullying, psychological stress and trauma. And as a company driven by purpose to transform the Philippines into a digital nation, we are tapping technology to extend assistance to more people in need.
Jean Goulbourn, president of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, said Globe has successfully provided technological support through the 24/7 HOPELINE 2919 (toll free for Globe and TM) as well as 0917558-HPE (4673) since 2012 in line with the Department of Health’s campaign to promote mental health awareness in the country. There are currently a total of 14,542 calls that have been received since operation began with most calls circling around depression, suicidal thoughts and relationship problems. Goulbourn wishes that the campaign touch more people with the approach it takes.
HOPELINE has been around for five years and everyday we receive numerous calls from people undergoing emotional crisis. In some cases, it’s a friend or family member who reaches out to us. But we know there are many ore individuals out there who are silently suffering from depression and other mental illnesses. We hope the new videos produced for the competition can help those who are experiencing mental health problems or already have such conditions by encouraging them to seek proper intervention.
The NGF president also believes that the videos as well as HOPELINE 2919 can help spark hope in everyone battling depression in the country.
According to data gathered by the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are battling depression which has also been traced as one of the major factors leading to disability and ill health. The age that’s most vulnerable to these are those in the 15 to 29 years old range. As expected, suicide is the second leading cause of death for this age group.
Today an estimated 3.3 million Filipinos live day-by-day with depression. A third of this number are even unaware that they suffer from the condition.