SUICIDE ALERT: What’s driving youngsters to kill themselves?

first_imgIn addition,experiencing conflict, disaster, violence, abuse, or loss and a sense ofisolation are strongly associated with suicidal behavior, according to WHO. Of the 179 cases of suicide that the Iloilo Police ProvincialOffice (IPPO) recorded from 2016 to June 2019, 35 involved young people betweennine to 21 years old, said Palabrica. In 2016, according to Palabrica, the municipality of Leon had themost number of suicides (five), followed by Lambunao (four), said Palabrica.There were also suicides in Passi City, Pototan, Tigbauan, Igbaras, Lemery,Estancia, and San Dionisio. Since 2018, there have been around 100 “recorded suicides acrossall ages” with the town of Leon having the most number of cases (nine),followed by Cabatuan (six), Passi City (six), Badiangan (five), Alimodian(four), Anilao (four), Dingle (four), Igbaras (four), Lambunao (four), Miag-ao(four), and San Joaquin (four). Palabrica said the most common reasons were likely problems in thefamily, love life, school, and money. He appealed for collective action from the provincial government,school and health authorities, and the police, among others. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15-29year-olds globally in 2016, according to WHO. “First there should be data…then, ano ang causes ngaa ga-amosini mga kabataan subong. Lantawonang pangabuhi sining mga kabataan, related ayhan ini sa kapigaduhon, sa impluwensya sang droga, sang influence sang peers, even sang social media,”said Palabrica, chairperson of the Provincial Board’s Committee on Accounts andGeneral Services and Human Resources. By far thestrongest risk factor for suicide is a previous suicide attempt, according toWHO. * earlyidentification, treatment and care of people with mental and substance usedisorders, chronic pain and acute emotional distress He appealed for “purposeful action to prevent more suicides,especially among the youth” and urged the provincial government to be “in theforefront of this effort.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year closeto 800,000 people take their own lives and there are many more people whoattempt suicide. * reducingaccess to the means of suicide (e.g. pesticides, firearms, certain medications) * reportingby media in a responsible way In 2017, Passi City, Oton, Miag-ao, and Lambunao had the mostnumber of suicides (four each), IPPO data showed. Said Palabrica. It also lamented the stigma particularly surrounding mentaldisorders and suicide. It means, it said, that many people thinking of takingtheir own lives or who have attempted suicide are not seeking help and aretherefore not getting the help they need. There are anumber of measures that can be taken at population, sub-population andindividual levels to prevent suicide and suicide attempts. WHO listed thefollowing: ILOILO – Alarming. This was how Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP)member Matt Palabrica described the rising number of suicide cases in theprovince involving youngsters. He cited recent cases: a nine-year-old in the4th District, an 18-year-old and another teenaged boy in Cabatuan and Calinogtowns in the 3rd District.center_img “Suicide is acomplex issue and therefore suicide prevention efforts require coordination andcollaboration among multiple sectors of society, including the health sectorand other sectors such as education, labor, agriculture, business, justice,law, defense, politics, and the media. These efforts must be comprehensive andintegrated as no single approach alone can make an impact on an issue ascomplex as suicide,” according to WHO./PN “We have to do this now and not later. The life saved through ourintervention may be that of a loved one,” said Palabrica. What drove these young people to kill themselves? But this statistics from the police is not enough, said Palabrica. LACK OFAWARENESS The most common methods of suicide resorted to were hanging,chemical poisoning, shooting with a gun, and even willful drowning, he added. “The prevention of suicide has not been adequately addressed dueto a lack of awareness of suicide as a major public health problem and thetaboo in many societies to openly discuss it,” according to WHO. * follow-upcare for people who attempted suicide and provision of community support Suicide ratesare also high amongst vulnerable groups who experience discrimination, such asrefugees and migrants; indigenous peoples; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,intersex (LGBTI) persons; and prisoners. * training ofnon-specialized health workers in the assessment and management of suicidalbehavior *school-based interventions * introducingalcohol policies to reduce the harmful use of alcohol While thelink between suicide and mental disorders (in particular, depression andalcohol use disorders) is well established in high-income countries, WHO saidmany suicides happen impulsively in moments of crisis with a breakdown in theability to deal with life stresses, such as financial problems, relationshipbreak-up or chronic pain and illness. The World Heal Organization (WHO) considers suicide “a seriouspublic health problem” but preventable with timely, evidence-basedinterventions. Detailed information about the suicides, most especially among theyouth, is needed, he said, to get a clearer picture so that appropriateinterventions “targeted at the youth” could be introduced “like counseling,youth activities that include sports, co-curricular and extra-curricularactivities.” BEYONDSTATISTICSlast_img read more

Tennis News Jeevan, Divij ousted from Newport ATP event

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India’s challenge has ended in the doubles event of ATP Hall of Fame Open following defeats of Divij Sharan and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan with their respective partners in the semifinals in Newport, USA.  Second seeded Divij and Jackson Withrow lost 3-6 4-6 to Jonathan Erlich and Artem Sitak in their semifinal while Jeevan and Austin Krajicek lost a tight match to Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela. India’s challenge is still alive in the singles with Ramkumar Ramanathan to fight it out with America’s Tim Smyczek for a place in his first ever ATP singles final. Also Read | Epic Djokovic stuns Nadal to reach Wimbledon final  Somdev Devvarman was the last Indian to make it to the singles final on the ATP World Tour event. He had ended a runner-up to Kevin Anderson in 2011 in Johannesburg. IN 2009, he lost the Chennai Open title clash to Marin Cilic. last_img read more

President touts immigration reform while visiting border

first_imgYUMA, Ariz. – President Bush’s motorcade barreled down a dusty road Monday between two new walls of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. He climbed into the bed of a pickup to see how a portable scope tracks illegal immigrants trying to cross the border at night. He saw the “Predator,” an unmanned plane used to monitor the region. At each stop, Bush boasted of tougher enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border as he tried to resurrect his stalled efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws over strong opposition from many of his fellow Republicans in Congress. Frustrated by his failure to get a bill approved last year when the GOP was in charge, Bush said prospects look brighter in the Democratic Congress. “I think the atmosphere up there is good right now,” he said. The proposal has already met opposition. Thousands of people marched through Los Angeles on Saturday, spurred in part by what they called a betrayal by Bush. The plan would grant work visas to undocumented immigrants but require them to return home and pay hefty fines to become legal U.S. residents. They could apply for three-year work visas, dubbed “Z” visas, which would be renewable indefinitely but cost $3,500 each time. The undocumented workers would have legal status with the visas, but to become legal permanent residents with a green card, they would have to return to their home country, apply at a U.S. Embassy or consulate to re-enter legally and pay a $10,000 fine. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His message – particularly to conservative critics from his own party – was that stepped-up border enforcement is working and it’s time to adopt a temporary worker program, hold U.S. employers accountable for the workers they hire and resolve the status of the millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States. He saluted the opening of a new Border Patrol station in this southwest corner of Arizona and said, “This border is more secure and America is safer as a result.” The president was joined by Sen. Jon Kyl, the Arizona Republican whose support is crucial to any deal in the Congress. Another lawmaker vital to Bush’s effort, Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, issued a statement that said: “President Bush did the right thing today by speaking out.” “Only a bipartisan bill will become law,” Kennedy said. Administration officials led by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez have been meeting privately for weeks with Republican senators in search of compromise. That expanded to a meeting in late March with key senators from both parties. The administration floated a proposal that would make it harder for millions of illegal immigrants to gain citizenship than under legislation passed by the Senate last year. last_img read more