Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) has partnered with the Aurora Provincial Police Office (APPO) to enhance mental health support services for police personnel through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on February 5, 2024. This collaboration, graced by ASCOT President Renato G. Reyes, and Provincial Director of APPO, PC Myles Angel S. Pascual, to address the mental health challenges faced by those in uniform.

Under the MOU, ASCOT will provide specialized mental health training and counseling services tailored to the unique needs of law enforcement officers. This initiative aims to equip officers with essential coping mechanisms, stress management techniques, and resources to navigate the demands of their profession while safeguarding their mental well-being.

This partnership underscores ASCOT’s commitment to supporting the holistic health of its partner agencies, particularly the police force, by recognizing the inherent stressors and traumas associated with law enforcement duties. Moreover, the MOU signifies a broader societal shift towards acknowledging and destigmatizing mental health challenges among first responders.

In the photo, witnesses include ASCOT’s Mental Health Advocate, Dolores Salvacion F. Tolentino, RGC, and Joseph T. Gonzales, Board Secretary V, alongside PLT Shella May G. Bibera, Team Leader of the Aurora Provincial Medical and Dental Office, APPO.

Photo credits to Ma’am Dolores Salvacion F. Tolentino, RGC

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