Watch: Netizen Creates Suicide Attempt Parody Video to Spread Awareness, Earns Mixed Reactions

A Filipino netizen created a video showing his failed suicide attempt and uploaded it on Facebook. According to his caption, “Hindi suicide ang solusyon sa problema.” (Suicide is not an option to solve a problem.) But while the purpose of his suicide attempt parody video is good, many netizens did not find it amusing and educational. Watch video below.

The video features Jathniel Quin Canada aka Kenning Gugma Koh, who can be seen crying in front of the camera while sharing his love life problem. According to him, he learn that his girlfriend has another man, and that he cannot take away his loneliness anymore. Shortly, he apologized to his mother and stood up and positioned himself to commit suicide.

Mr. Canada then stood up on a monobloc chair, and said, “Baby, I love you!” as he hang himself on a tree. The heartbroken netizen kicked the chair, but the branch of the tree where he hanged himself broke, and he fell to the ground. Slightly hurt, but definitely alive. Obviously, he did not really plan to end his life, and the entire scene was only a parody.

Apparently, it appears that the parody video was created to reenact the death of Katelyn Nicole Davis last December 30. Also known as Dolly, the 12-year old girl from Georgia who committed suicide by hanging herself, and posted the entire scene online via live streaming. According to her, she was abused by her stepfather and was living in a very poor situation.

Now, here’s our take in Taho News regarding the parody video. First, we believe that the intention of the netizen is not really to make fun of committing suicide. Second, we are on his side on his aim to spread awareness about this critical issue. However, we think that instead of making a video, he should have given some tips on how to help suicidal people.

If you know someone you think has been suffering from depression, simply call (02) 804-4637; 0917-5584673; and 2919 for Globe and TM subscribers. These 24/7 suicide prevention hotline numbers were launched last September by the Department of Health (DOH), together with the World Health Organization, and Natasha Goulbourn Foundation.