Suicide linked with fear of 'losing face'
- Published: 3 Sep 2013 at 16.41
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Fear of losing face and an inability to express emotion are contributing factors behind Northern Thailand's status as the country's suicide capital, a mental health expert said on Tuesday.
The North has had the highest suicide rate in Thailand for 10 consecutive years, with Chiang Mai, home to almost two million people, reporting a suicide rate of 14 for every 100,000 people, the highest in the region.
Dr Paritat Silpakit, deputy director of Suanprung Psychiatric Hospital in Chiang Mai revealed the findings from a study by the hospital in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept 10, Thai Rath reported.
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