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there are six suicides for every 100,000 Thais
« on: June 12, 2015, 03:36:02 PM »
Mental Health Department: there are six suicides for every 100,000 Thais

 About 4,000 Thais commit suicides each year or 6 suicide cases for every 100,000 people and the fathers tend to have the influence in making suicide decisions for family members, said Dr Jesada Chokedamrongsuk, director-general of Mental Health Department, on Thursday.

He explained that a suicide can happen to every individual, depending on a host of factors – physically, socially or mentally – especially among people suffering from depression and drug addicts.

However, he said that, usually, there are warning signals before someone commit suicide such as abrupt change of behavior.

Citing multiple suicides committed by heads of families, Dr Jesada said that the head of a family or the father who killed his family members and then committed suicide would think that if he killed himself, the rest of his family would be in deep trouble and might not survive so he killed the whole family, including himself.

Most family suicide cases were attributable to mental suffering, deep stress and desperation on the part of the persons who committed multiple suicides. However, the problem can be prevented if the sufferers are provided with counseling or rehabilitation.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.