February 16, 2016, 10:20p.m. – A UST student under the influence of alcohol crashed her car with two other vehicles on P. Noval Street Monday night, Feb. 15.

The student, a college junior, survived after her Mazda 2 car hit a taxi and a Suzuki motorcycle in front of a Starbucks branch at around 9 p.m. 

The two other drivers were unhurt, but filed a complaint against the student.

In an interview with The Varsitarian, the student admitted slashing her wrist before medical personnel came to her rescue. She had been drinking with a friend on Dapitan Street before the crash.

Psychologist Henmar Cardiño urged people with suicidal tendencies to seek help.

“If you feel stressed, learn how to de-stress. Find an outlet. Magsulat ka sa journal, talk to your friends, your parents, your guidance counselor, psychologists and psychometricians,” he told The Varsitarian. 

“Give yourself a break. You can meditate, do yoga, change your lifestyle and even try soul-searching. You can seek advice from a priest, [because] communicating with God will also help.” Dayanara T. Cudal and Alvin Joseph Kasiban

The Manila Lifeline Center can be reached at 02-896-9191 or 0917-854-9191.

The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation is also available for help through 02-804-HOPE (4673), 0917-558-HOPE (4673), and http://www.ngf-hope.org/contact-us/


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