Editor’s Note: The Pattaya News does not always cover suicide stories, however, today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the number of suicides in the area appear to be rising based on reports given by our reporting team to the editorial team. We are writing this story today because we want to bring attention to the rising issue of suicides, many influenced by the economic situation in Thailand and by the Covid-19 crisis and want to encourage those who need help to reach out for it and get assistance. Details on how to do so are at the bottom of this article.
A soldier was found hanged at a house in Si Racha over reportedly being depressed about his girlfriend unable to be back home on his son’s birthday. This was the third suicide in the Chonburi area this week, today being World Suicide Prevention Day.
Rescue workers were notified of the incident at 4:15 PM yesterday at a house in the Surasak sub-district.
Police, emergency responders and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the body of a Thai man who was later identified as Mr. Anucha Setkit, 24, who is a Royal Thai Navy Soldier.
No signs of struggle were found on his body and inside the room. Police believed that he died at least five hours before his body was found. His body was taken to a local hospital.
Mr. Pataraphong Nuandip, 39, who was Mr. Anucha’s boss told police that Mr. Anucha went back home two weeks ago. Mr. Anucha was also a tattoo artist.
A neighbor heard that Mr. Anucha was arguing with his girlfriend who works in Bangkok over the phone.
Mr. Anucha wanted his girlfriend to come back home for his son’s birthday. She was unable to go back as she had to work. She told him she will be back later but it was too late.
The Pattaya News encourages readers who are feeling depressed or need assistance to reach out for help. We personally endorse and support the Samaritans of Thailand which can be found below and are available to talk every day.
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day which falls on September tenth of every year. Read more about our previous story HERE.