DAGUPAN CITY - A 12-year-old girl committed suicide on Sunday reportedly over a boy, investigators said.
Naomih Lee Caromongan, a grade 6 student, was found by her half-brother hanging inside their house in Barangay Mamalingling at 4:30pm.
A mosquito net tied to the ceiling was looped around her neck.
The victim was apparently experiencing depression, according to entries in a notebook found inside their house.
The notebook showed that she was having feelings for a boy who already had a girlfriend.
Experts advice parents to watch out for signs of depression in children and to try to talk to them to find out if they are having problems.
Samaritans of Singapore: 1800-221-4444
Singapore Association for Mental Health: 1800-283-7019
Institute of Mental Health's Mobile Crisis Service: 6389-2222
Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin): 1800-353-5800
Silver Ribbon: 6386-1928