Vendors from Caingget Beach in Tagbilaran City managed to save a female senior high school student who attempted to kill herself.
This happened on Thursday afternoon in a portion of the beach locals call “tumpag”, an area where big stones are found.
According to the accounts of the vendors, this student went there alone at past 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 1.
However, two customers noticed that the girl had not come back. Alarmed and worried about what might happen to her, the vendors opted to check the place where she was last seen.
There they caught the student in the act of slashing her wrist using a broken glass. They stopped her from hurting herself more and sought the help of the barangay officials.
It was the barangay officials who called Tarsier 117. Their personnel treated the wound that the student inflicted on her self.
Booy Barangay Captain Yolie Ayeng and kagawad Jun Telmo said the girl’s depression was triggered by constant bullying that she experiences in school.
Ayeng and Telmo turned-over the girl to her parents.
In December 2018, the Department of Education reminded school officials that there should be anti-bullying policies that should be implemented and adopted.
They are likewise asked to create bullying prevention programs for students. Those who have been bullied can seek the help of guidance counselors to ensure the psychological, emotional, and psychosocial well-being of not just the victims, but as well as the bullies and other parties who may be affected by the bullying incident.
Do you know of someone suffering from depression or undergoing any difficult time in their lives right now? Ask them to not hesitate to call and seek help from the 24/7 hotline of DOH-7’s Tawag Paglaum at the following mobile numbers: 0939-937-5433 / 0939-936-5433/ and 0927-654-1629.