Public health

Mental health and social services

COVID-19 pandemic pushes Thais into mental health crisis

As COVID-19 continues to take lives around the world, there’s another public health crisis that is rearing its ugly head. One that may, perhaps unleash more death and despair than the novel coronavirus itself. Its deaths are harder to count.In Thailand, the social and economic ...

Dusita Saokaew

Report says Thailand’s suicide rate increasing during coronavirus pandemic

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 ...

Public Health Ministry launches anti-depression campaign to mark National Mental Health Week

In a move to mark National Mental Health Week (November 1 to 7), Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul along with his deputy Satit Pitutacha and the Department of Mental Health launched a campaign called “Thai Public Health No One Left Behind”.The aim of the ...

The Nation Reporter

Land of teenage tears – tackling Thailand’s youth depression and suicide

Thailand had the highest suicide rates in ASEAN, according to a recent study conducted by the World Health Organisation. The WHO ranked Thailand 32nd worldwide in its annual suicide rate report which came out earlier this month. The report indicated around 10,000 deaths by suicide ...

Depression and cyber-addiction disorders

Today we will talk about depression as well as internet addiction and related disorders. First of all, major depression is a clinical illness. This doesn’t include sadness and other short-lived unhappy events.Depression is determined by a clinical diagnosis. So a depressed person is someone who ...

The Nation Reporter

The tragedy of suicide

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide and nearly 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, which is being marked today, September 10. Suicide is the second leading cause of ...

The Nation Reporter

Panel to study use of marijuana on mental health patients

The Department of Mental Health’s new panel will come up with guidelines on the use of marijuana for medical purposes and a recommendation on its use in treating psychiatric patients, which will be proposed to the Public Health Ministry’s Narcotics Control Committee, a senior official ...

The Nation Reporter

7m Thais at risk of severe stress: health chief

Over 7 million Thais worked more than 50 hours per week and were at risk of severe stress that can affect their work quality and health if they do not learn how to manage the stress properly, a senior doctor warned on Thursday.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

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