Enabling Resilience in the Time of COVID-19


Enabling Resilience in the Time of COVID-19

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Speaker: Dr. Ma. Regina Hechanova

The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought about a number of mental health concerns. In this presentation, Dr. Hechanova shared their experience in enabling resilience for those affected by the pandemic. She shared the profile of clients in a mental health support website called Katatagan Online of the Psychological Association of the Philippines. The presentation included the concerns and initial feedback from participants and facilitators of Katatagan Online. Dr. Hechanova discussed the challenges and prospects for the online delivery of mental health support in the Philippines.


Dr. Hechanova is a Psychologist and Professor, Department of Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University. She is the Project leader of Katatagan Online and the Chief of Party of USAID RenewHealth. Her research interests include Mental Health, Organization Development, Community Psychology, Disasters and Substance Use.

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Enabling Resilience in the Time of COVID-19