Suicide is preventable. Yes, if detected early. If people around knew something’s wrong with someone. And willing to do something about it, not ignoring or brushing the issue off.
World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, and according to World Health Organization, one person kills self every 40 seconds.
However, prior to such a tragedy, something must have happened: bullying. Just like this one from an introduction of a book: The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso.
I shall remember forever and will never forget
Monday: my money was taken.
Tuesday: names called.
Wednesday: my uniform torn.
Thursday: my body pouring with blood.
Friday: it’s ended.
–Neil Marr and Tim Field,
Bullycide, Death and Playtime: An expose of Child Suicide Caused by Bullying.
Good thing, while I was looking for possible resource person for this topic, there’s something which caught my attention.
“I survived bullying that’s why I will fight for my advocacy as long as I live.” An fb profile statement says. Offered an interview, he instantly agreed and here’s said [email protected]:
- Define bullying. buy TikTok followers UK
For me bullying is a serious topic which can kill an individual through depression.
- Who, to you, is a bully? And what makes bullying an alarming phenomenon?
For me bullies are those people who always make fun of a person, laughing every time they see mistakes on them, even to the extent that they resort to physically assault their victim. It’s very alarming nowadays because a lot of people especially millennials commit suicide because they experienced too much depressions with different types of bullying. Last year, more than 10 individuals committed suicide in our hometown.
- Have you been bullied? If yes, by whom? I’ve been bullied since grade school till high school by my schoolmates, they would always call me BOBO because I’m not good in academics and I am shy type person. They would even make me as their punching bag almost every day, I have no chance to tell my parents regarding this matter because of their busyness, even some of my relatives would bully me. They would always compare me to my cousins who are good in school, with honors while I have failing grades.