Suicide Prevention

They tell us that suicide is the greatest act of cowardice… that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Schopenhauer

 

Suicide, it is the act of intentionally ending your own life. Although the death of a depressed person ends their suffering, the person’s family and friends may grieve. This has been an issue in our society since it causes grief and injustice to the one who committed the act. On other countries suicide is considered as an honorable act of redeeming oneself, to some it is a cowardly act when taking one’s life to harm others.

During the WWII the Axis powers used suicide as a strategic tactic when attacking Allied forces.

 

The act of throwing away your own life is unacceptable in today’s moral values, people should value their own life more than they should, furthermore, suicidal tendencies may be triggered when an individual is experiencing severe mental stress or the lack of rationality, which may be caused by substance abuse, bullying, financial incapability, poor academic performance, peer pressure and etc. However there is a form of suicide which is paradoxically accepted in society which is called “assisted suicide” which involves a doctor “knowingly and intentionally providing a person with the knowledge or means or both required to commit suicide, including counseling about lethal doses of drugs, prescribing such lethal doses or supplying the drugs, this is only possible if the individual has an incurable disease or is in a near-death state. The most common cause of suicide is depression, if a person experiences depression they will cling to the idea that it is the end of their world, resulting for death being their sought-after refuge.

 

Statistical analysis shows that approximately 0.5% to 1.4% of people die by suicide, about 12 per 100,000 persons per year. Majority of suicide incidents occur in the developing countries. Because in developing countries the economical state is dire or unstable.

 

How can we prevent suicide? The local government should limit or prevent the access to firearms and toxin to ascertain the minimal value of casualties. Other measures include reducing access to charcoal and barriers on bridges and train platforms. Treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, depression, and those who have attempted suicide in past may also be effective. For young adults who have recently thought about suicide, cognitive behavioral therapy appears to improve outcomes. Economic development through its ability to reduce poverty may be able to decrease suicide rates.

 

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An Advocacy by ECE152 Road to 4

 

 

 

 

 

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edsel carreon
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Be aware if anyone the person knows has recently died, especially from suicide. The death of someone close to them can cause some people to consider suicide. edsel carreon CIV 151

krisvan ponti
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huwag lokohin ang kapwa mo tao para maiwasan ang pagbigti krisvan ponti CIV-151

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Quennie Mae Estrella CIV151

Since the beginning of time, people have been committing suicide. Suicide is a self-inflicted death, yet in some circumstances, killing oneself can be considered acceptable or even the right thing to do. Since it’s difficult to differentiate between the correct thing to do and the wrong thing to do. Suicide is now the third most common cause of death in the world, that is why we must take some actions about it before its too late.

Ariel Ubido
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Ariel Ubido

It wasnt the solution anyways 🙂

Sharmayne Ballesteros
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Sharmayne Ballesteros

Life is a precious gift from God. Why would they waste their life for just problem? We all know that God will not allow us to experience certain kind of problem if we can’t handle it.

Since most of students (teenagers) are prone to depression I think the best prevention is to require them to attend counseling in their universities, maybe at the end of school year when grades are coming out. If not, they must have someone to talk about their problems, their parents or closest friend to give them advice and to uplift their self-esteem.

Abedes, Clifford John
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Abedes, Clifford John

Suicide is an important public health issue, in america suicide rates have increased almost steadily from 1999 through 2014. And I think to prevent suicide is to Reach Out there problem and to have a shoulder to cry on her/his buddy. Because Life Is God’s Beautiful Gift.

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Jeniña B. San Juan
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Jeniña B. San Juan

Actually, we can help people who are suicidal. Maybe they need company to entertain them. We must be the one who do the first moves if we know that this one person/friend is having a problem. Because we all know that, that is the main reason, problem to family, money, relationship, etc,. We need to be there for them, thats what we can do.

Kier Vincent V Oclares
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Kier Vincent V Oclares

Republic Act 10940

This act will provide Suicide Prevention on College Students.

Sec 1: This act shall be named “Suicide Never Heard of It”.

Sec 2: As mandatory the school will conduct interviews to the students who are seen failing school every midterm of every semester. The Guidance Office with the help of a Psychiatrist will determine if a student has a psychiatric disorder and will call upon the student’s parents or guardian.

Sec 3: The Guidance together with the Psychiatrist will perform evaluations and treatments for the student.

Kier Vincent V. Oclares
ECE151

Patricia Anne O. Menguiz
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Patricia Anne O. Menguiz

Republic Act of the Philippines REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1819 This Act will give the power to the institution to get involved to its student in a more serious matter. Aside from giving them a good facilities of education , the institution must also be aware of their students behavior most especially to their School Performance. Section 1: This Act will also be known as “Power of Counseling- PREVENTION” Section 2: The institution together with the guidance office must look at the behavior of their students as soon as their is some changes taking place. With the help of medical personel… Read more »

Rochelle Anne Nicdao
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RA 0987 Section 1 – This act shall be known as “Suicide Prevention Act of 2017” Section 2 – (1)The State recognizes the sanctity of human life. It should be the policy of the State to protect human life specifically from suicide. (2)The State shall limit the access to firearms. The process for license shall be prolonged and include psychological and neurological tests. (3)The State shall establish psychological institutions that will ensure the healthy mind of the citizens and it must be free and open to all (4)Any chemical, toxins, poisons or anything that might take away life if digested… Read more »

Rochelle Anne Nicdao
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RA 0987 Section 1 – This act shall be known as “Suicide Prevention Act of 2017” Section 2 – (1)The State recognizes the sanctity of human life. It should be the policy of the State to protect human life specifically from suicide. (2)The State shall limit the access to firearms. The process for license shall be prolonged and include psychological and neurological tests. (3)The State shall establish psychological institutions that will ensure the healthy mind of the citizens and it must be free and open to all (4)Any chemical, toxins, poisons or anything that might take away life if digested… Read more »

Ada Astrologio
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Ada Astrologio

A lot of people nowadays, especially teenagers or students are committing suicide because of a lot of reasons. Stress and chaos in mind is really hard to handle so by implementing the R.A. 14303 – “Counseling Act” will provide every student in highschool and college a quarterly counseling with their teachers and office administrators and make them feel understood and so they won’t think they are alone in their fight. Also in this law, schools and universities will be visited by group of psychologists and psychiatrists twice a year and give seminar talks to the students and employees. Astrologio, Ada… Read more »

Arienne Zhel Gadiano
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Suicidal/Suicide is now a very common reason why someone died. And my Psychology professor told us that the reason of suicidal attempt is Depression. There are so many ways on how we can help the person suffering from depression. And we should now ignore them rather we must ask for a professional help so that they can overcome their problems. -Arienne Zhel Gadiano (ELE151)

Rose Marl Cheong
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Rose Marl Cheong

A great depression stimulates the occurrence of suicidal attempts. Study shows that suicide is most common to teenagers. Since the people who belong in this age group are students then, school guidance counselors must play a vital role to guide every student and help them refrain from suicidal tendencies. It would be a great privilege to implement a law to help diminish the suicidal rate of the teenagers. The law shall be recognized as “Republic Act No. 53367” or “Suicidal Tendencies, No More”. Upon the implementation of this law, there will be an in increase in number of school guidance… Read more »

caryl ann arnonobal
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caryl ann arnonobal

Republic Act 10940
Sec 3: The Guidance together with the Psychiatrist will perform evaluations and treatments for the student.
The guidance should play a vital role in this major problem specially to the teenagers now a days. Life is a precious gift from above. Many want to live as much as you want so take care of your lives because life is life there will be UPS and Downs that will surely challenge you just hold to our God and pray all the time. Have faith that everything happens for a reason sometimes you’ll will but most of the time you’ll learn.

Carielann1441
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Carielann1441

“Republic Act No. 53367” According to this act that the reasons why a person of good physical health decides to terminate their own life.Suicide means to kill oneself, it comes from a Latin root word sui, “self”, and caedere, “to kill”. It means many things to different people are horrifying and shameful Suicide can happen to anyone near you and not realizing it. Although depression is the most common cause of teen suicide, we support and help teens with suicidal thoughts and feelings. because other people don’t see the importants of individual the dont see what hurts you until it… Read more »

Mariz Arroyo
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Mariz Arroyo

People who commits suicide might really went severe depression that leads them into doing such. Most probably this person haven’t share his/her experience to anyone that causes them to take the stress by themselves. Our family must be the one whom we can lean onto and get guidance during our hardest time. Suicidal person tends to think unnecessary ideas when he/she no one will worry about his/her death. I suggest parents and their children must communicate inorder to avoid this cases. If I were to create a law regarding this I will created a law entitle “Counseling Parents and Children”.… Read more »

Joeen Marie D. Banday
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Joeen Marie D. Banday

Republic Act of the Philippines Republic Act No. 1578 Section 1 – This act shall be known as “Heartline Act”. Section 2 – This act shall provide a hotline for the people who needs someone to talk to. Section 3 – The feeling of being alone may stimulate suicidal tendency. This hotline will help those people who feels lonely to have a consultation and to discuss all of their problems. Section 4 – This hotline will available 24/7 around the Philippines. Section 5 – This act aims to lessen the suicidal rate by consulting and listening to the problems of… Read more »

christianquebral
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we should face our fears because it is the main reason of suicide

kingilian
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kingilian

Yes!!!

kingilian
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kingilian

We need to share this

Jester
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Colico, Jester T. PSY152 Transnational – It is a transnational one because suicide is not just an issue that is eminent through out our country but also to other nation as well. This suicide become a scapegoat of some people because they think this the only available option that they can have. On the other hand, aside from our government action towards this mental health issues, the Mental Health Bill is on its way on becoming a law. This movement is a big step because some nation have already take their step in addressing this issue and we. filipinos, should… Read more »

Camille
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Transnational – This is considered a transnational because high rate of mental health issues are not only in our country but there are also reports and records regarding the issue in other regions.