Depression is very common among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). Being away from their family while serving other families abroad is surely challenging. For this reason, OFWs are more prone to depression which leads to ailments and worst, taking their own lives.
An OFW allegedly jumped from the 19th floor of a building in Singapore. The reason? Depression.
According to a post of one of the victim’s friends, the OFW is suffering from depression, prompting her to take drastic actions.
The OFW was identified as Leng Obidos from San Pablo, Laguna. She worked in Singapore for more than 10 years.
In the photo that went viral on social media, a woman can be seen lying on the ground as authorities cover her body.
What is Depression?
Depression is mostly used whenever you have a bad day at work or when you’ve gone through a recent breakup. However, major depressive disorder means more than that. It is more complicated than what you assume. Some of the warning signs include;
- Hopeless outlook in life
- Loss of interest
- Increased sleep problems and fatigue
- Changes in weight and appetite
- Overpowering emotions
- Considering death as an option to escape from problems
If you heard someone suffering from these symptoms, you should call 911 immediately and seek assistance. Do not leave the person alone and remove all types of ammunition, knives, medicines that may be used to cause harm.