Available Online: 23 August 2021
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Suicidal ideation among preadolescents is an alarming occurrence that happens in every institution. The study was conducted to focus on understanding risk factors associated with suicidal ideation in early adolescence in selected academic institutions and implementation of awareness programs to prevent suicide in school. Because of the global pandemic, the researcher conducted her interviews via video calls with guide questions that were presented in this paper. The research design used was qualitative with phenomenology as an approach. Data were presented and analyzed using the interpretative phenomenological approach. In the phenomenological study on the lived experiences of selected students from three different schools in Calamba City the following themes emerged: Moments with Family, Bonding Moments with Friends/Peers, Sad Experience with Family, Misunderstanding among Friends, Curiosity Leads to Suicidal Ideation, Life Occurrences, Frequency of Self-Harm Thoughts and Feelings Associated with It, With the Presence of Other People, Openness and Ready to Listen, Happy and Blessed to be Alive, Guilty Feelings, Feeling of Happiness, Varied Changes, and Ways of Overcoming Self-harm. Findings revealed that love and attention from family are what these students need to avoid suicidal ideation. Parents should not take for granted any manifestations of depression from their children. They should not only think of how they support their children’s material needs but they have to realize that what their children need most is their love and attention.
Keywords: life adversity, suicidal ideation, early adolescents, specialized awareness program, beauty of life
Cite this article:
Guanizo, M. (2021). Suicide ideation among early adolescents in selected academic institutions: A basis for specialized guidance and counseling program. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(14), 1-33. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a068