Depression takes lives” – this is not an understatement and should be handled through the help of experts and the support of family and friends.
Every year, there are a lot of cases of suec!de because of depression and OFWs are not exempted from this. Filipinos working abroad suffer both from homesickness and adjustment from the people, culture, and tradition of other countries. They should handle all of these and still go to work for their families in the Philippines who are relying on them.
But, sad to say, not all OFWs can handle depression doubled with work pressure and homesickness efficiently. Sometimes, they end up taking their own lives because of the problems they have to face every single day.
Facebook user Mi-Chan took to Facebook to render her condolences to an OFW who took her own life because of depression.
“Maraming nagmamahal sayo honey. Ndimo lang nakikita. Marami kami,” says Mi Chan in her Facebook post.
The OFW also left a note for her friends who were always there beside her to help.
According to the letter, the OFW was already exhausted with her life. She also said that she was suffering so much but had to endure it all until now.
In her letter, it was very clear that she became tired of her life and just decided to end it. She also wrote in her letter that she works really hard yet her salary is still not enough for her family.
She also thanked the people who were always there to lend a helping hand.
Her case should serve as a helpful reminder to the families of OFWs in the Philippines. OFWs do not get the money they send to you from the streets. They work so hard for it. Never rely solely on their remittances and seek other means of living.