DepEd to strengthen mental health programs
DepEd to strengthen mental health programs
DepEd to strengthen mental health programs
by Ellicia Del Mundo27 January 2023
Photo courtesy: REUTERS

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday vowed to strengthen efforts to address the mental health concerns of students following reported violence in several schools.

In a statement, DepEd Spokesperson Michael Poa said DepEd will tap health experts and advocates to "formulate and implement effective programs to address such issues at the school level."

"We acknowledge the recent incidents involving violence in schools. We can see from the circumstances surrounding such incidents that they are related to mental health issues," he said.

Poa issued the statement a week after a 13-year-old student of Culiat High School in Quezon City was stabbed to death by his 15-year-old classmate.


Following this, a high school student was trampled to death while four others were injured after a truck hit a portion of Cavite State University in Indang, Cavite.

On the same day, a 19-year-old senior high school student died after jumping off the rooftop of the University of the East (UE) Caloocan campus.

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