Suicide isn’t something that comes up to often in Philippines society and discussing it with people the main reason seems to revolve around burial and that “suicide is a sin”. So the real figure of suicide isn’t a true one as accidental deaths get recorded instead of suicide which doesn’t help with the prevention of these deaths which more often than not could be prevented by early intervention.
Locally one of our neighbours daughters hung herself a couple of years back still a child at school. A newspaper boy jumped off one of the overpass bridges a couple of weeks ago near the SSS building and the Expat community seems to have an odd mix of self inflicted deaths such as the person who jumped off the bridge at Mactan or the Expat’s that drink themselves to death.
Now you may think this article is all doom and gloom but its not supposed to be the point is if your struggling to deal with things I am here to listen and not judge. Generally life will always throw up times when we all get run down and talking about the problems can often help eleviate the stress and problems that come about with life these days. So if your interested in chatting you can message me at email@example.com either via Yahoo or MSN.