Just recently, an incident of suicide went viral on Facebook. The family of the victim posted on their Facebook account that the reason why their sister committed suicide was depression. The victim was allegedly depressed from having a lot of home works, assignments, quizzes and other school activities.
The girl who committed suicide was identified as Caryl D. Basa, according to this Facebook post. A Facebook account under the name of Cassielyn Basa posted about the death of her sister Caryl who committed suicide due to depression from school activities that she could no longer bear.
Cassielyn’s post, the sister of Caryl, clarified that her sister committed suicide by hanging herself in their comfort room. This post stated, “My sister committed suicide. She hanged herself in our comfort room. I am not proud of it nor ashamed of what she did to herself.”
This is the real reason. She suffered from depression. She left a letter for my parents, saying that she can no longer handle the school works, the projects, the quizzes and assignments. These are the exact words she used:
‘SA SCHOOL KAHIT WALANG ASSIGNMENT PUNO NAMAN NG QUIZ SABAY SABAY PA KUNG MAGBIGAY KAYA SORRY MAHAL NA MAHAL KO KAYO PERO HINDI KO NA TALAGA KAYA. SUMASAKIT NA YUNG KATAWAN KO, NAPAPAGOD NA AKO PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY AT MENTALLY”
According to Cassielyn, her sister was performing well in her class and she had a general average of 93 in the previous quarter. Her recent quizzes were all perfect. She reiterated that the cause of her sister’s death was not a failing grade nor bullying. She committed suicide because she was depressed.
Cassielyn stressed that being depressed is not a joke or not a choice. It attacks anyone who undergoes a deep-rooted problem and anyone who is suffering from it must be helped by their family or people who are close to them.
APA defined depression as “a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. It causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.” Fortunately, depression is treatable. The person who has it should seek the help of a psychiatrist and his or her family and friend should help in his/her treatment.