Joy Belmonte wants probe on mall suicides

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Joy Belmonte is mystified at how two major malls in Quezon City seemed to be a magnet for tragedy.

The mayor asked the City Council to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation on the suicide incident of a student at Trinoma Mall last Saturday. This comes just months after another teenager jumped from the top floor of SM North Edsa. Her biggest concern: mental health.

“This includes the creation of crisis intervention units on-site to assist establishments in dealing with these types of situations,” Belmonte said.

“Sisilipin din ang setup ng mga mall at building at kung paano magpapatupad ng mahigpit na seguridad upang hindi na maulit pa ang ganitong insidente,” she added.

The last thing she wants is another casualty.