In these evil times, more and more people in Thailand are becoming suicidal every day
According to a recent survey by the Thai Ministry of Mental Health, up to seven in 100,000 people in Thailand are suffering from stress as a result of the Covid19 pandemic.
dr. Wimonrat Wanpen, director of Mental Health Center 13, said the number rose from six to seven in the third wave of infections. More people are so stressed that they are either clinically depressed that they develop suicidal thoughts.
“If the government doesn’t take action to allay people’s concerns, up to eight out of every 100,000 people in Thailand will soon be at risk of suicide.”
The ministry recently set up a website to help people assess their stress levels.
If you or someone you know is depressed and contemplating suicide, get help. We in Thailand recommends the following:
A special organization has been set up in Thailand, which is available 24 hours a day for people who are in spiritual need.
If you or someone you know is in need of mental health care, please contact the Thai Samaritans on the 24-hour hotline 02-713-6791 (English), 02713-6793 (Thai) or Thai Mental Health Hotline on 1323 ( Thai).
It is also possible to contact this voluntary organization via the Internet: http://www.samaritansthai.com/news/samaritans-of-thailand-
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