MHAP: Share-a-Snack Project

Since 2014, I have been active in supporting different causes especially about the environment. Since then, I have been an environmental activist and advocate on reducing the use of plastics and other materials that could have a long-term effect on the environment.

I donate, I support, I volunteer, and more importantly, I voice out my opinion, thoughts, and generally what I know to influence and inspire others to make a move. Safe to say, I support every cause close to my heart. In this growing enigmatic world, we should try to make a difference.

Mental Health Awareness Philippines (MHAP)

In our society, having some mental health issues are being frowned upon. There is a stigma that if we, at any time discuss something about it, we will be called out labels like baliw, sira ang ulo, or sira ang bait.

Mental health awareness should be on point. Keeping it healthy is fundamental so we can go on our daily lives in our best real self. There are many circumstances why our mental health could be affected – stress, problems, challenges, environment, and hunger to name a few.

In support of keeping a healthy mind and helping out those who are under the dilemma, I support the group Mental Health Awareness Philippines (MHAP) and the program Share-a-Snack Project.

The group advocates on informing the public about mental health and the many problems involve it and how we can effectively help each other by reaching out.

To begin understanding, according to MHAP:

Food insecurity not only affects individuals’ physical health, but also has negative impacts on mental and behavioral health.

This could all across and no exceptions – infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.

Hunger can indeed increase the rate of mental illness, most common is depression. It can lead to poor performance and inability to assess information and the situation hence taking the better part of the person when not immediately cured or solved.

In accordance with MHAP movement to reach out to those who suffer to mental illness – especially the ones who are homeless and have nothing to regularly eat on a daily basis – Share-a-Snack Project was born.

The said project aims to give packs of food to street dwellers along Kalaw, Manila. The goal of the project is to relieve or lessen their hunger for them to continuously live normally.

Share-a-Snack Project will be on February 4, 2018, Sunday at Kalaw, Manila. This is its first this new year.

To support the project, the MHAP and I are calling on yoMHAP’s official Facebook Page.
ur good hearts! If you want to donate snacks and volunteer on giving out the packs, please coordinate with the

Photo from Mental Health Awareness Philippines’s
official Facebook Page

There will be a meeting on January 21, 2018, 10AM at Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City. If you wish to know more about the details, please send a message to the group and address it to MH
AP’s founder, Ms. Amor Ranosa.

For the snacks, preferred ones are the following:

  • Biscuits
  • Cupcakes
  • Mamon
  • Juice
  • Milk
  • Water

Kindly take note of the following that the snack pack should NOT contain:

  • Chocolates
  • Mocha-flavored snacks
  • Energy Drinks
  • Iced Tea
  • Coffee
  • Flavored Foods

In this little way, we can help everyone who are suffering.

Let us STOP THE STIGMA. Change lives. Get Involved.

Be informed. Be aware. Reach out.

For more information, please reach out on the MHAP’s official Facebook Page or leave comments below. Thank you!

Author: shainnehostalero

Shainne Hostalero, MDC is a social entrepreneur (owner and founder of Happy Shift PH), a communication scholar, and a writer.

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