Suicide can be prevented. Yes, if caught early. If the people around you knew that something was wrong with someone. And willing to do something about it, without ignoring or ignoring the problem.
World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, and according to the World Health Organization, one person commits suicide every 40 seconds.
However, before such a tragedy, something must have happened: bullying. Like this one from a book intro: The bully, the bullied, and the bystander by Barbara Coloroso.
I will remember it forever and never forget it
Monday: they took my money.
Tuesday: names called.
Wednesday: my torn uniform.
Thursday: my body spills in blood.
Friday: it’s over.
–Neil Marr and Tim Field,
Bullycide, Death and Playtime: An Exposure of Child Suicide Caused by Bullying.
The good news is that while looking for a potential resource person for this topic, something caught my eye.
“I survived the bullying, so I will fight for my defense as long as I live. “A Facebook profile statement says. He was offered an interview, he instantly accepted and here said Q @ A:
- Define bullying.
For me, bullying is a serious issue that can kill a person through depression.
- Who, for you, is a bully? And what makes bullying an alarming phenomenon?
Bullies for me are those people who always make fun of a person, laughing every time they see mistakes in them, to the point that they resort to physically assaulting their victim. It is very alarming today because many people, especially millennials, commit suicide because they experienced too many depressions with different types of bullying. Last year, more than 10 people committed suicide in our hometown.
Have you been bullied? If so, by whom?
My schoolmates bullied me from elementary school to high school, they always called me BOBO because I am not good at academics and I am a shy person. They even turned me into their punching bag almost every day, I don’t have the opportunity to tell my parents about this matter due to their hustle, even some of my relatives bullied me. They would always compare me to my cousins who are good at school, with honors while I have poor grades.
- Traumatic, right?
Those are the memories that I won’t forget for the rest of my life, but instead of being distracted from those experiences, I use them as my inspiration to live longer and achieve my dreams, but makakapagsabi na ang isang batang tahimik, dati na tinatawag na bobo, but maraming ngayon achievements. For me, my list of accomplishments is my sweet revenge on those who bullied me before.
5. Can you consider bullying as a mental illness? Explain your answer.
For me, YES, because some of the bullies have been experiencing insecurities. That is why they bully a certain person, as a cover-up, sometimes they even hit or hit a person for no reason. Not only does the victim need to speak to a psychiatrist, but also to the harasser to learn that such actions towards others are not normal.
6. Bullying has a physical, mental, or spiritual impact on victims, right? So how do we control it, if we stop bullying altogether?
In schools, teachers play a great role in ending bullying. They should take time, at least 20 minutes a day, to address bullying, and how to deal with depression caused by bullying, and what to do when one is being bullied.
7. Bullies also need guidance or attention. They lack “human touch”, etc. Do you agree with that? Why?
Yes, I agree that bullies need attention, why? Because one of the reasons they bully a person is that they lack attention, maybe at school or even at home. We should also listen to their stories and not judge them hastily.
8. What achievements do you have, so far, as a survivor of a bully?
As a dancer / choreographer, I formed a group EONIAN DREAM TALENTS in 2010, and we joined many TV competitions like It’s Showtime, PGT, Talendong Pinoy, to name a few. We won the first prize of each dance contest in the nearby provinces. Currently, I do choreography work in different schools, both elementary and high school, in our town, and other places.
9. Apart from your defense, what other things have you been busy with?
From now on, in addition to doing parades, photo shoots and recordings, I am busy as a dance choreographer and I use my work to spread my defense. For example, we would start the practice with some nuggets of wisdom about my defense, which should not intimidate your classmates because nobody is perfect, even you are the prettiest and smartest in the classroom, you still have flaws.
10. Words of wisdom.
Success is the sweetest revenge.
Well said, Frank. With your passion and compassion, you and your defense are sure to rise very high. Stay humble. Health!
Frank Castillo Salmo is a pure Ilocano, from Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines. Dancer, Choreographer, Freelance Model, Freelance Actor, Vlogger, and Certified TIKTOKER! She graduated from Camiling Colleges with a Bachelor of Secondary Education, majoring in English.
Holder / Special Awardee:
#Mr. Pogi Quest 2009 (Paniqui, Tarlac) Best talent and best ramp modeling;
#Ginoong Urdaneta 2012 (Pangasinan) Ginoong Kalikasan;
#Mr. MART ONE 2013 (Laoag, Ilocos Norte) First finalist / Mr. Cindys / The best in talent / Mr. PHOTOGENI / The best in formal wear;
#Bikini Open 2013 (City of Alaminos) First Finalist @ Modeling Contest
#EAC MEDIA MODEL Cycle 2 First Prince;
#James Paul / Brand Ambassador Fashion House;
#BATTLE TO THE TOP Season 3 Grand Champion: I had the opportunity to be the cover of an online magazine: GIRLFRIEND PHILIPPINES, February issue;
#Lenox Next Top Model Cycle 9 Photoshoot Challenge WINNER; @ACTOR
#Jose Bartolome, Ang Guro as Mr. PANYA.