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CSF mayor, dad push mental health care for young people

PRO-CHILDREN. Young students rejoice at the presence of City of SanFernando Mayor Vilma Caluag and Councilor Aurelio Brenz Gonzales during the State of the Children’s Address last week. (Joey Pavia)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Mayor Vilma Caluag and Councilor Aurelio Brenz Gonzales are pushing for mental health care among young people in this city.

In an interview shortly after her State of the Children’s Address, Caluag said, “we see people commit suicide at a very young age.”

“This is alarming,” she added in the dialect.

Caluag said she is pushing for the protection of youth related to mental abuse. She added that her administration had allotted “enough funds to ensure the safety and welfare of children and young people.”

Caluag said she will also assist those who need to be confined at mental health care institutions.

Gonzales, for his part, said “I had pushed for the protection of young people as chairman of the committee on education.”

“We heard of bullying in schools. We are making sure that bullying will stop or drastically limited in our schools in San Fernando,” he added.

Gonzales said the city will “enough funds next year for the protection and development of children and young people.”