DepEd -Bicol needs school psychiatrist

June 02, 2019

RAWIS, Legazpi City -- Department of Education-Bicol director Gilbert Sadsad has asked Education Secretary Leonor Briones to provide them a psychiatrist over rise in suicide incidents among high school students here and just recently  of a public school teacher.

Sadsad said they plan to provide a psychiatric program to talk with the school students and teachers suffering from depression or those having suicidal tendencies.

Sadsad said in Sorsogon City alone in May this year, two highschool students and a public school tecaher committed suicide with a week.

In  Naga City, the latest suicide of a  student was reported in Gainza, CamarinesSur.

Joven Sabado Torrente, 21 and 4th year Mechanical Engineering student of Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Trade (BISCAST), was found hanging from a tree at an irrigation canal in Barangay Loob, Gainza.