(Hear Me Find Me)


On November 13th, 2020, Human Right and Peace Committee (RPCO) and Public Health Committee (PHCO) MMSA UMY commemorated World Mental Health Day by holding an air campaign and Web Seminar called “HEARD: Hear Me Find Me”. This project was aimed to increase knowledge and raise awareness of the importance of mental health.

HEARD is held due to low public awareness of mental health, the bad stigma that still existed among people with mental health problems, and the high number of child abuse in Yogyakarta. WHO states that 20% of children and teenagers worldwide are experiencing mental health problems, and bullying is one of the biggest and most common causes. The 2015 GSHS also found that students who experienced bullying were 2.59 times more likely to experience mental health problems.

We started this event by holding an air campaign in the form of mental health podcast "Menjaga Kesehatan Mental di Tengah Pandemi" which was sourced by a clinical psychologist and advisor of Pijar Psikologi Arindah Arimoerti, M.Psi. Afterward, we conduct a sharing session for members of RPCO & PHCO, which was sourced by dr. RR Tesavani Kusumastiwi, Sp.Kj.

To top it off, we held a Web Seminar, by the title “HEARD: Beyond the Silence with the Voice of Youth'' for students of 7th and 8th grade of SMP Unggulan Aisyiyah Bantul. This Web Seminar is aimed to increase student’s awareness of the importance of maintaining their mental health, and the impact of bullying on their life, especially on how it affects their mental health. We invited two expert speakers for this Web Seminar, the head of Dinas Perlindungan Perempuan Bidang Perlindungan Perempuan dan Anak (DP3AP2) DIY, Mrs. Dra. Yohana Santi R, and a psychologist, Mr. Arif Rizqi, M. Psi. Last but not least, we also held a small working group consisting of 3 to 5 students, who were accompanied by 2 to 3 members as facilitators to discuss issues related to bullying and mental health.


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