By: Jennifer P. Rendon
A 24-year-old man allegedly committed suicide early morning of July 29, 2018 in Oton, Iloilo.
The body of Jun (not his real name) was found hanging from the stairway of their family home in Barangay Alegre around 4:30 a.m.
He allegedly tied a dog leash around his neck and latched it to the staircase.
Police Major Gervinson Moyo, Oton police chief, said the victim’s father reported the incident 7 p.m. of the same day.
The victim’s family did not bring Jun to the hospital anymore believing he’s been dead for hours already.
Moyo said they conducted investigation and found no sign of foul play.
“The family said they are also convinced that the victim took his own life,” he said.
A month ago, the suspect’s live-in partner left him.
Jun’s father said he saw the victim plunge in depression after the breakup, but he did not expect that it would lead to suicide.
The night before the incident, the family did not suspect anything wrong with Jun.
The family said Jun used to be a drug dependent but he underwent community- based rehabilitation.
Recently, the Department of Health (DoH) has set up a hotline for those who are suffering from mental health problems, including those contemplating suicide.
The Health department said the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) Crisis Hotline, 0917 899 8727 and 989 8727, is open 24/7.