Jodi Sta. Maria wants to use her psychology degree someday by putting up mental health clinic
Jodi Sta. Maria hopes to one day put her college degree in psychology to use by addressing mental health.
The 36-year-old actress expressed on the talk show “Magandang Buhay” on Monday, April 29 her wish of putting up her own clinic.
“Prayer ko na makapag-put up ako ng small clinic, alam mo yon? Para makatulong sa mga tao na nagsa-suffer from depression, anxiety. Magamit ko ‘yung mga natutunan ko sa school para makatulong sa mga tao,” she said.
(It is my prayer to put up a small clinic, you know, so I can help people suffering from depression, anxiety. To use what I learned from school to help people.)
Sta. Maria is on her final semester for a B.S. Psychology degree at Southville International School and Colleges in Las Piñas.
She said she wants to obtain a Master’s degree after finishing her undergraduate studies, even if juggling her studies, work and motherhood is difficult.
“Alam mo ‘yung kahit pagod na pagod ka sa ginagawa mo pero pagdating sa school, ‘yung nabubuhayan ang dugo ko,” she said. (You know how it is, when you are so tired with everything you are doing, but when I get to school, I feel alive.)
Sta. Maria advocates for mental health awareness on her social media pages. On Twitter, she regularly advises her followers about self-love and self-care. Niña V. Guno/JB
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