Factors Perceived by Senior High School Students on Teenage Suicidal Behavior: Toward a Guide
Keywords:suicide, mental health, education, behavior
Life is the most precious gift that God has given to us. We must preserve it, value it, and make the best out of it. As humans, we all must die one day, but the way we die also matters. God gave us one life, and we should take the proper care of it. Hence, we should study why suicide has become one of the largest problems of our time, affecting all our lives in one way or another. Hence, suicide has become one of the largest problems of our time, affecting all our lives in one way or the other should be answered. News about suicide is a day-to-day experience and every news in our society. However, suicide remains a silent issue of discussion with less or no efforts being done to prevent or stop this act. With an increase in mental illness and suicide cases among youth and senior high school students, experts say everyone has a crucial role in fostering mental wellness. The researchers utilize a random sampling technique; they chose a group of a subject from a larger population. The respondents of the study were 50 randomly selected Senior High School students of Bestlink College of the Philippines, S.Y. 2019–2020. The respondents answered that they feel extreme sadness as the behavior they perceived leads to teenage suicidal behavior. There is a moderate extent in terms of the aforementioned variables, which obtained a composite weighted mean of 3.12. Based on the result, some factors may lead to teenage suicidal behavior if the respondents do not look after their mental health. Education about suicide, including risk factors, warning signs, and stigma-related issues, and the availability of help through the social campaign will lessen suicidal behavior among teenagers.