More than 20,000 blankets for Japan Tsunami Survivors (2011)
“The response was overwhelming. Many Malaysians wanted to make a tangible difference in Japan,” Arccade consulting psychologist and director Dr Brendan Gomez said.
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Live on National TV on Mentoring Malaysia - a UNICEF-Funded Project
Mentoring Addresses Violence in Schools
According to Dr. Brendan J. Gomez, Developmental and Counseling Psychologist at HELP University College, Azra is one of 80% of Malaysians who have experienced bullying at some point in their childhood, a statistic that continues to increase each year. Click on image to go to web link in PDF format. See segment on page 10.
More links on Mentoring Malaysia:http://www.health.medicbd.com/library/video?vq=Adolescent+Health+%26+Youth+Development&submit=Search
What’s happening to our children?
Developmental and counselling psychologist Dr Brendan J. Gomez said depression, stress, violence and suicide were on the rise among young people.
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Also available at:http://www.asiaone.com/Health/Wellness%2B%2540%2BWork/Story/A1Story20081117-101175/2.html
Taiwan Press on AirAsia Training
Anti-smoking fear tactic has failed
Dr Brendan Gomez said the Government should adopt approaches that had been proven effective in other countries. Click on image to go to web link.
TV Shows & Reality
Dr Brendan Gomez, developmental and counselling psychologist, says that though TV programmes mirror themes that exist in society, they tend to be exaggerated. “More often than not, these themes are over-dramatised and blown up because this is what sells. TV programmes, especially soap operas, tend to play up negative feelings and emotions and do not add any value to our lives apart from being pure entertainment,” he adds.
Media Engagement & Press Coverage
Resilience, Happiness & Crisis
Resilience & Happiness
Depression & Suicide Prevention
Crisis Response – Global / National
Surviving Cancer: Advances in Genetics & Treatment
International Student with a Mission
When Penn State graduate student Brendan Gomez spoke at the Tsunami Vigil Service in early January, his passionate and eloquent words about the devastation wrought by the tsunami brought tears to the eyes of many in the audience. He held up photos of children from the affected areas, saying, “The reality is that the sea may never bring back the parents of many of these orphaned children.”
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International Efforts Addressing 9/11
Gomez, a Ph.D. candidate in human development and family studies, took a lead in convening the panel.
Click on image to go to Online article.
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