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17-year-old girl found hanging in Tagbilaran

A 17-year-old girl was found dead on Thursday night, July 25, in an apparent suicide in Tagbilaran City in Bohol province, police said.

Using a blanket, the girl hanged herself from their house, according to Erlinda Villaber, radio operator at the Tagbilaran City Police Station.

The lifeless body of the girl was discovered by her mother at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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Investigators found a suicide note apparently written by the girl.

The cause of her death, according to police, was depression after she was reprimanded by her mother.

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She died while the family remembered the 40th day after the death of their father.

Since June, this is the fifth case in Bohol of people taking their own lives.

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Meanwhile, to those who are in emotional crisis and in need of immediate assistance, please contact the 24/7 hotline Tawag Paglaum at 0939-937-5433/0939-936-5433/0927-654-1629. Psychologists from the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) will be the ones to provide you with the right intervention you need. Also, you can speak to them in vernacular so you can freely express yourself.

You can contact HOPELINE at: (02) 804-HOPE (4673), 0917 558 HOPE (4673), 2919 (toll-free number for all GLOBE and TM subscribers).

You can also contact Manila Lifeline Centre at (02) 8969191 and 0917 854 9191.

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