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Capiz mayor seeks action plan on suicide prevention

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Roxas City Mayor Ronnie Dadivas is looking at effective prevention strategies to reduce the incidence of suicide.

In a Facebook post, Dadivas said he was alarmed by the increase in suicide cases in the city.

Six confirmed suicide incidents were reported while three more are under investigation, he added.

Dadivas stressed the need to immediately organize a team/committee that would come up with an action plan on suicide prevention.

“As of July 3, I have already designated a medical authority to help create a framework that would address this crisis,” according to him.

The stakeholders involved are the City Health Office, Provincial Health Office, Department of Health, Capiz Medical Society, Department of Education-Roxas Division, Capiz State University (CapSU) Main campus, CapSU-Dayao campus, and Department of Interior and Local Government among others.