Thesis Impact Of Philippine Suicide Prevention Hotlines To Filipinos
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Paras, Francheska December 12, 2016
Saldonido, Marella Readwri
H 11 – 02
Research question: What is the impact of Philippine Suicide Prevention Hotlines to Filipinos ages 18-24?
Thesis statement: Philippine suicide prevention hotlines are made to help people with suicidal crisis and these programs have different impacts, relevance and level of effectiveness to Filipinos of different ages.
The issue on suicide among teenagers in the Philippines is rarely discussed in the classrooms, homes and in the community. This kind of attitude is brought about by practice of Catholic religion in which suicide is not accepted by the Catholic Church and the people are afraid to report the incident of suicide in the…show more content… It is one of the leading causes of death in many countries around the world. In the Philippines, depression and substance abuse are the leading causes of suicide cases (Published online 2011 Jul 6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-536PMCID: PMC3146433 Suicide in the Philippines: time trend analysis (1974-2005) and literature review) Other factors that lead to suicidal tendencies like poverty, hopelessness, feeling of insecurity, relationship problems and work stress are also mentioned.
According to Tristan Yuvienco, a University of the Philippines who made a research on mental depression among college students in Metro Manila, academic work is the biggest factor that gave the students “depressed feelings,” followed by family issues and relationship problems (Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:21 AM July 25, 20)
These situations usually lead the students to contemplate committing suicide to escape the unbearable pain they are experiencing. Some recent cases of university students who committed suicide point to what Tristan Yuvienco’s findings in his