Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone


Thailand’s suicide cases jump almost 4,000 last year

One Thai person took their own life  every two hours last year, the Ministry of Public Health’s study of suicide statistics in Thailand revealed today.

Mental Health department director-general Dr Jessada Chokdamrongsuk said that statistics revealed more than 3,900 Thais committed suicide in 2013.

suicide logoThis showed that 328 people took their lives per month or one in every two hours, he said.

He said that Lamphun province had the highest number of recorded cases, while the lowest recorded number was Pattani province.

Hanging has been found to be the most common method of suicide in Thailand, followed by pesticide poisoning and the use of a gun, he said.

The study found that those who have committed suicide had problems with communication, family relationships, economics or chronic illnesses, while alcohol consumption multiplied the chance of self destruction, by a factor of 2.4.

In order to dissuade anyone from committing suicide, Dr. Jessada said that boosting social bonds or family relationships through genuine affection is the best approach.

 

Comments

comments

If you like a story please share and like it with all your friends and leave comments above.
Do you have an interesting story or Tip-Off for Samui Times then visit the TIP-OFF Page Here

You must be logged in to post a comment Login