Understanding Emotions

In September, people come together to highlight the critical issue of suicide prevention and emphasize the value of mental health. Mental health concerns are more prevalent in a fast-paced, often stress-filled world. Therefore. it’s essential to recognize the significance of emotions and how they profoundly impact well-being.

This time is also an opportunity to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues and encourage open conversations about life’s challenges. Highlight the crucial link between mental health and addressing emotional struggles, which helps to prevent crises that may lead to suicide.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

We want to connect with other people who can help validate what we’re going through, and venting does a pretty good job fulfilling that need.”

Ethan Kross, Pyschologist and Neurologist

In people’s busy lives, they often forget the importance of emotional well-being, which provides insights into their thoughts and feelings, aiding them in navigating life’s challenges. Emotions act as brain and body signals, expressing how individuals react to situations. Ignoring or suppressing these signals can lead to emotional distress and mental health problems.

Napolexander Mina, an artist at FilipinoArt.ph, expresses himself through art, particularly in his series of works portraying basic human emotions like “Sorrow,” “Contentment,” and “Rage.” He explores the influential role of color in evoking these emotions, breaking them down into their components to make the representation more vibrant and dynamic.

All emotions are natural, and expressing them depends on the situation; these paintings serve as an artistic way to convey those emotions. Ultimately, it’s important to remember that pain is inevitable, but suffering is a choice. So, choose how you express yourself and your emotions through art,” he added.


14″ x 18″ x 0.5″
Acrylic on Canvas


12″ x 16″ x 0.5″
Acrylic on Canvas


14″ x 18″ x 0.5″
Acrylic on Canvas

It’s crucial to normalize and accept all positive or negative emotions. Emotions like sadness, anger, and fear are natural and healthy responses to life’s challenges. Recognizing and acknowledging these emotions is a vital step toward effective coping and personal growth.

These are various ways to express and manage emotions:

  • Talk to Someone
    Simply talking to someone and sharing feelings with a trusted friend, family member, or therapist can be immensely healing.
  • Write a Journal
    This can help you process thoughts and gain better insights into your emotions.
  • Meditate
    Mindfulness practices can increase emotional awareness and allow observing feelings without judgment, improving emotional regulation and overall well-being.
  • Seek Professional Help
    Seeking help from a mental health professional is never a sign of weakness. These experts can provide practical tools and strategies to manage emotions.

Refer to these contact numbers when in need of professional help:

1553 – Luzon-wide Landline Toll-free

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– Toby Denise Concepcion