Communicating Online Counseling for Mental Health: Awareness and Perceptions of PSAU Students


The general objective of this paper was to determine how online counseling for mental health is communicated to the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) students by knowing its influence on their awareness and perceptions. In determining this, 380 college students at PSAU were surveyed online using the quantitative research method. The results of the study showed that the respondents have a high level of awareness and have a positive perception towards online counseling for mental health. It was found in the study that anxiety, academic concerns, and depression are the issues that would lead most of the respondents into seeking online counselling. Most of the respondents agreed that they would consider getting psychological help through online counseling if they were worried or upset for a long period of time because of its accessibility. The respondents also have a positive perception that if online counseling were available at no charge, they would probably consider trying it. The study recommends to the PSAU Guidance and Counseling office to implement their own program in which they can offer free online counseling services to the PSAU students. This would serve as a safe space for PSAU students where they can share their thoughts or concerns that are affecting their mental well-being and interfering with their ability to function properly as individuals and students.

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Gabriel B. Lorenzo, Pampanga State Agricultural University, Philippines
Melwissa Gretch B. Bangit, Pampanga State Agricultural University, Philippines

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Conference: MediAsia2023
Stream: Social Media and Communication Technology

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Lorenzo G., & Bangit M. (2023) Communicating Online Counseling for Mental Health: Awareness and Perceptions of PSAU Students ISSN: 2186-5906 – The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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