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'Covid suicide’
« on: April 24, 2020, 07:51:37 PM »
'Covid suicide’ suspected as man jumps from Bangkok condo

A man jumped to his death from his condominium in eastern Bangkok at 8.30am on Friday (April 24), in what appears to be the latest in a spate of suicides in Thailand during the Covid-19 crisis.

The body of a man aged 40-45 years old was found on the sixth story of the condo building in Ramkhamhaeng district. Police assume that he jumped from the apartment on the 31st story where he lived.

They are checking footage from surveillance cameras in order to wrap up the investigation.

Investigating officers suspect the man was driven to kill himself after suffering stress during the pandemic and lockdown – a pattern seen in a string of suicide cases across the country.

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‘Depressed’ woman jumps off Bangkok MRT station

A woman fell to her death from the elevated Tha Phra MRT Station in Bangkok Yai district at 9am on Friday (April 24).

Police and rescue volunteers arrived at the scene to find the body of an unnamed 43-year-old woman with a traumatic head injury lying in a pool of blood on the pavement below the station. None of her belongings was missing from the body.

Witnesses on the station said they saw the woman displaying strange behaviour before she walked to the edge of the station and jumped.

Her sister told police the woman had suffered depression for at least two years after their father passed away.

Police collected evidence and asked for footage from surveillance cameras around the station to check how the incident happened.

The body was sent for autopsy.

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Re: suicide rate increasing during coronavirus pandemic
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2020, 11:23:28 AM »
Report says Thailand’s suicide rate increasing during coronavirus pandemic  thaipbsworld.com

Driven to desperation by the unprecedented economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Thais taking their own lives to escape their hardship has increased, according to a research paper commissioned by the Office of the Committee for the Promotion of Science, Research and Innovations.

The research was conducted by a group of academics from Chiang Mai, Chulalongkorn, Thammasat, Thaksin, Khon Kaen and Burapha universities, based on press reports published during the first three weeks of April, during which the national lockdown measures were in place.

The report says that there were 38 suicide attempts during that period, resulting in 28 deaths, adding that, while the lockdown has been somewhat successful in slowing the rate of new COVID-19 infections and deaths, it has also had a devastating impact on the economy.

It accused the Government for not being well enough prepared and slow to come up with remedial measures to cushion the impacts on the people, especially ordinary workers, freelancers and the urban poor, who were caught unawares, blaming the bungled 5,000 baht/month subsidy scheme for driving some people to kill themselves.

To prevent future suicides, the researchers propose the setting up of a hotline, to receive complaints from those affected and to address their grievances, before they become too desperate.

They also propose that the Government expand the subsidy scheme to cover more people, ease lockdown restrictions in low-risk areas to allow some businesses to resume, and to remove obstacles for those who want to make donations to help people in need of help.


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Re: Man broadcasts suicide live on Facebook Buriram
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2020, 05:55:51 PM »
Man broadcasts suicide live on Facebook

A man reportedly hanged himself to death in Buriram province and broadcast his suicide on Facebook Live.

Family and friends were helpless to rush and stop him due to the night curfew.

The incident happened on Friday night.

The aggrieved mother of A, 32, said that everyone tried to deter him but since the incident happened late in the night, no one dared to leave their houses because of the curfew.

She said that her son had become very stressed after losing his job because of the pandemic crisis, which has made many Thais suicidal.

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Re: 'Covid suicide’ she tried to do her job and it killed her
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 12:16:42 AM »
Coronavirus:Top NYC doctor takes her own life  Article here bbc.com
top New York City doctor who was on the front line of the US fight against coronavirus has taken her own life.



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Suicide in vain: Young woman did get her cash handout

A woman who hanged herself on the morning of April 28 after posting a sketch of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha with a message complaining about being rejected for the Bt5,000 handout, did receive the cash after all.

A, 19, won public sympathy and prompted criticism of the government on April 22 when she posted her drawing of Prayut with a message lamenting that her application for the handout had been rejected and that she was suffering serious financial hardships.

However, her boyfriend said she had health problems and had previously tried to harm herself due to anxiety, which worsened recently due to the pandemic.

had applied for the handout on April 16, though her approval was slightly delayed because she had not provided her social security information.

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Re: Woman jumps to her death in front of her father
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2020, 06:15:57 PM »
Woman jumps to her death in front of her father

A father on Friday (May 1) witnessed his 31-year-old daughter jump to her death from their flat’s balcony on the 23rd floor of a condominium in Bangkok’s Phya Thai district.

Police showed up later to find the father fainted next to the body of K on the street. Though he eventually came to, he was in no state to be interrogated.

Officers later spoke to K mother, who only said she was about to step out to buy some food but just before leaving, she turned around to see her daughter jump off the balcony.

The body has been sent to Ramathibodi Hospital for an autopsy.

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38 suicides in Thailand over COVID ‘SAFETY MEASURES’

Researchers collecting news reports of suicides in Thailand have found 38 cases related to Covid-19 control policies up to April 21.

The cases are related to economic pressures stemming from public health policies in response to the virus.

The report concludes that more immediate help and a properly managed resumption of economic activity are urgently needed.

On 24 April, a statement on research on the urban poor was released showing that 38 suicide or attempted suicide cases during 1-21 April were directly related to the hardships imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The research by 7 academics and funded by Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) states that the combination of strict public health policies such as travel restrictions and shutting businesses, and insufficient economic safety net measures are causing people to take their own lives.

The researchers collected the figures from news reports. The average age is 40, and of the 38 cases, 27 are men and 11 are women. 35 are employees or self-employed and 3 are employers. 10 attempted suicide but survived.

‘From the facts …, it can be observed that those who are severely affected by state policies and measures are employees and the self-employed and especially the urban poor who were made jobless but who have not received timely help or remedial action from the state. Small-scale entrepreneurs have also been severely affected.’

‘Also, most suicide cases are those of working age who have an important role as the main support responsible for the expenses of their families. Thus, when they face immediate unemployment or having no work, it leads to tremendous pressure on both them and their families,’ the statement says.

Researchers suggest that government should be aware of the suicide situation aggravated by inefficient and insufficient social security policies. It should set up an emergency hotline for those in dire situations so that the authorities can grant immediate help.

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The government's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has expressed concern about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people's mental health, which can lead to suicide

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Bangkok woman hangs self after employer rejects social security claim

A 50-year-old woman was found hanging at her home in Bangkok on Monday (May 4) after her request for social security compensation was rejected.

The body was found in her house in Khlong Toei district, said police who responded to the call.

N was a cleaner at a Fuji restaurant which had closed as part of lockdown restrictions during the pandemic crisis.

Her aunt, 70, said that two weeks ago she had asked her employers for compensation according to Section 33 of the Social Security Act after working there for four years.

However, her employer said that she was not qualified to receive the money – news which distressed N, said her aunt.

P said she heard a noise from her niece’s room this morning and assumed that she had woken up.

She called her to breakfast, but got no response. When she went to check the room, she found N had hanged herself.

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Jobless man, abandoned by wife, kills himself
In a suspected case of suicide, a man was found hanged from a tree in Chiang Mai province after the Covid-19 crisis left him jobless and his wife left him with their six-month-old child.

The man, identified as Thanakrit, lived in Mae On district, with the baby after his wife had left him. On May 31, he left his house without his purse and medicine. His father said Thanakrit told him he wanted to calm himself down.

He was found later hanged from a tree in a local forest. His phone, motorcycle and ID card were found at the scene.

The man is thought to have been dead for a week or longer, according to his physical condition.

His funeral was held on Friday (June 12), afternoon.

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Re: Covid suicide - Indebted transport entrepreneur shoots self
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2020, 10:10:51 AM »
Indebted transport entrepreneur shoots self as virus crisis takes toll
In yet another case of suspected Covid-related suicide, a transport entrepreneur allegedly shot himself in the head at 1pm on Monday (July 13) as his wife looked on in horror.

The incident took place in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district, where Sukhothai-native Ritthichai Lekkul, 37, was found dead in his Toyota pick-up outside a warehouse.

The police found the deceased’s wife hugging his body. She passed out and had to be sent to a hospital while officers collected 11mm pistol rounds spotted in the car.

Sawang Lekkul, the dead man’s mother, 61, said her son had established the company Ritthichai Transport with his three other brothers.

They had seven trucks bought with a Bt1.7-million loan, but after the business was hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis, Ritthichai became stressed.

His body was sent to the Royal Police Hospital for an autopsy.

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