Nadine Lustre to lead Philippines' first mental health concert

Jan Milo Severo - Philstar.com
Nadine Lustre to lead Philippines' first mental health concert
Actress Nadine Lustre
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MANILA, Philippines — Actress Nadine Lustre will lead the performers of the first ever mental health concert on October 9, 5:30 p.m. on KonsultaMD’s official Facebook page.

Folk-pop band Ben&Ben and singer-songwriter Curtismith as well as DJs Nix Damn P and Marvelous will also perform at the concert. 

The concert is the culmination of KonsultaMD’s month-long “Be Kind To Your Mind” campaign, which aimed to spread awareness about the importance of mental health among Filipinos.

Nadine and Ben&Ben have been long-time advocates for better mental health and well-being, using their individual platforms to spread awareness and encourage others to take the step in caring for themselves and others.



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KonsultaMD Chief Executive Officer Cholo Tagaysay said that the country has come a long way when it comes to mental health awareness, although he understands that there is still some work to be done to standardize mental health services in the country.

“More often than not, what stops a patient from seeking professional help for their mental health is the shame or stigma that it’s admitting to weakness, but what we want Filipinos to know is that seeking help is actually a form of strength. That is why, we at KonsultaMD remain committed in making consultations accessible to those who need it through our platforms and programs. This concert is only one of many that we hope to roll out for our patients and customers,” he said. 

Last September 12, KonsultaMD, together with Mental Health Matters actress, model, and former beauty queen Kylie Verzosa, launched the campaign to support World Suicide Prevention Day. The activities included free yoga classes and free meditation and sound healing. 

There were also talks about navigating the new normal, keeping relationships during the pandemic, and asking for help as an adult with speakers such as Dr. Gia Sison, Thirsty and Thirty, Kara Gozali, Mark Agas, Maxene Magalona, Zara Carbonell, Dr. Kenjee Dee, Dr. Aubrey Señeris and Kylie.

Customers can get a free one-month health plan with 24/7 unlimited access to licensed mental health professionals until October 31. All they have to do is download the KonsultaMD app and use the voucher code BEKINDTOYOURMIND to avail of the promo.

KonsultaMD is a 24/7 telehealth service provider manned by skilled and licensed Filipino doctors who give medical assessment and advice on basic healthcare and mental health. It is one of the portfolio companies under 917Ventures, the country’s largest corporate venture builder.

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