By Glazyl Y. Masculino
BACOLOD City – TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDE
A senior citizen died after he jumped from the window of a ward in Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) here last Saturday.
According to Police Lieutenant Jonito Pastrana, deputy commander of Police Station 2, the 66-year-old man broke the glass window of the wardroom using a stool when his watcher left him to buy medicines.
Pastrana said the elderly man was recovering from a surgery when the incident happened.
The man, whose name was withheld, died on the spot, the deputy station commander said.
Pastrana said the victim was suffering from depression, according to his family.
“Basi bala naluoy na siya sa iya pamilya nga amo na gamasakit pa siya,” he added.
In January this year, a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient also jumped from the same building due to depression.
The Department of Health has constantly reminded those who have problems or those who know individuals who are at risk of committing suicides that they could seek mental health crisis intervention:
The suicide prevention hotline of the Center for Health Development – Western Visayas:
WVSUMC – 3202431 loc. 162 or 209
WVMC – 3211797 loc. 186
PMHU – 5298109