PICC, Manila. Speaking in front of the top mental health experts, psychiatrists and doctors from all over the Philippines, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa has just proven that she is a queen who really talks the talk and walks the walk.
Today at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Philippine Psychiatric Association (PPA), the reigning Miss International was invited to talk about her advocacy, which she had openly declared immediately after she was crowned last October.
“Suicide is currently the number 2 cause of death for ages 14 to 29. I know how it feels, I have been there and have been through it. I want to let them know that there is hope; that they are not alone, that this is treatable and manageable. Please help me help them. I have a voice, they’ll listen to me,” Kylie passionately said to the attendees.
In the end, the president of the PPA declared that they are going to support Kylie’s advocacy which is specifically aimed at targeting youths at risk, and who are vulnerable to depression and other forms of mental illness. Kylie was wearing a white figure-hugging Filipiniana during the event.