Amid Mental Health Awareness Month, QC police sue woman over suicide attempt

After battling an episode of suicide and depression, a 22-year-old woman who attempted to take her own life on Saturday (October 10) has to face charges as the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) sued her for alarm and scandal, grave threat, and reckless imprudence resulting in damage to property.

In a statement released October 15, the QCPD said that the woman tried to commit suicide by shooting herself at a firing range in West Avenue, Barangay Nayong Kanluran, Quezon City. It added that “the range officer was shocked when he saw [the woman] bloodied while holding the rented handgun.”

The QCPD said that the woman is still at a hospital recovering from the incident.

Following this, negative reactions from Filipino netizens surface on social media. Some are criticizing why the QCPD filed charges against a woman who’s obviously mentally unstable.

“I wonder, do PNP schools have psychology subjects and actually study how humans behave and why? Or they were just taught to hold a gun and pull the trigger?” one Twitter user asked.

“This is disgusting. The PNP is an absolute disgrace. Instead of helping out someone with psychological distress, they want to cause further distress by pressing charges? The police are supposed to protect the people but clearly people need protection from them,” another Twitter user said.

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