Choreography by: Joseph Phillips
Music: Kapit Lang by Stephen Ku
In collaboration with: Natasha Goulbourn Foundation & Zonta Club Alabang
Ballet Philippines and the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation in collaboration with Zonta Club of Alabang join forces to spread awareness on depression and how it can be prevented, recognized and treated, through this emotional yet hopeful performance entitled Laging May Pag-asa. It makes its world premiere today, September 10, 2021, World Suicide Prevention Day.
With the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation’s objective of bringing depression to light, this is particularly timely as in the early part of 2020, a study* showed that at least 3.6 million Filipinos suffer from one kind of mental, neurological, and substance abuse disorder.
Laging May Pag-asa takes the audience through the lead character’s journey through intense feelings of sadness and anxiety to the breakthrough and eventual triumph over depression. By holding on and being strong during the dire challenges of mental health issues, she has come to realize that there is always hope and that support may be found when it’s most needed.
The collaboration likewise aims to promote the Foundation’s Hope Line Numbers that may be called in times of emotional crisis and instances when immediate assistance is needed.
Please contact the 24/7 HOPELINE at:
(02) 804-HOPE (4673); 0917 558 HOPE (4673); 2919 (toll-free number for all GLOBE and TM subscribers)
Take a moment to sit down with loved ones to view Laging May Pag-asa and remember, help and hope are just a phone call away.
*Source: The Philippine WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health conducted in the early part of 2020