Evaluating the efficacy of a community participatory intervention to prevent suicide in Thailand: A randomised controlled trial protocol

Introduction: The age-standardised suicide mortality rate in Thailand has been stable at a high level in recent years, highlighting the need for suicide prevention interventions. In Thailand, community involvement plays a key role in health promotion. The aim of this ongoing trial is to evaluate the efficacy of a community participatory intervention in two subdistricts in […]

Time‑series analysis of trends in the incidence rates of successful and attempted suicides in Thailand in 2013– 2019 and their predictors

Background Suicide rates are of increasing concern worldwide. There are approximately 4000–5000 deaths by suicide each year in Thailand. This study examined trends in annual incidence rates and predictors of successful and attempted suicides in Thailand (2013–2019). Methods Secondary data analysis was conducted on data from two national-level databases: The National Health Security Office and […]

The association between weapon carrying and health risk behaviors among adolescent students in Bangkok, Thailand.

Carrying weapons is a significant social and public health problem worldwide, especially among adolescents. The present study examined the association between weapon carrying and related risk behaviors among Thai adolescents. A cross-sectional study of 2,588 high school and vocational school students aged 11 to 19 years from 26 schools in Bangkok, Thailand, was conducted in […]

Manual for Estimating the Economic Costs of Injuries due to Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence

This manual begins by discussing the rationale for estimating the economic costs of violence, the objectives of the manual, & target audiences. The next 3 chapters discuss: defining violence & measuring its occurence; methodological approaches to estimating the magnitude & costs of violence-related injuries; & guidelines. The fifth chapter presents 3 case studies from Brazil, […]

Hopelessness and Suicidal Behavior Among Chinese, Thai and Korean College Students and Predictive Effects of the World Health Organization’s WHOQOL-BREF

This study assessed the current status of suicidal behaviour & examined the association between hopeless feelings, suicidal behaviour, & components of the WHO Quality-of-Life-BREF instrument among 1217 college students in China, Thailand, & Korea. 3.7% of Thai, 10% of Chinese, & 13.2% of Korean sudents exhibited suicidal behaviour in the past 12 months. Most components […]

Hopelessness and Loneliness Among Suicide Attempters in School-Based Samples of Taiwanese, Philippine and Thai Adolescents

The incidence of attempted suicide was assessed in 3 school-based samples of adolescents in Taiwan, the Philippines, & Thailand. The prevalence of suicide attempts across the 3 samples were not consistent with Taiwanese girls & boys the most likely to have ever attempted suicide. As expected, results showed suicide attempters (in the past 12 months […]

A Buddhist Approach to Suicide Prevention

The majority of the Thai population is Buddhists and Buddhism has a great deal of influence on their mind, character, way of life, and health, particularly mental health. According to the Four Noble Truths (Cattări ariyasaccani), suicide is a form of suffering that is originated from craving (Tanhă). Therefore, human beings cannot avoid suffering by […]

Suicide in Thailand, 1977 to 2002

Crisis Intervention After the Tsunami in Phuket and Khao Lak

The use of Electroconvulsive Therapy and the Length of Stay of Psychiatric Inpatients at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai red Cross Society


Comorbidity of Alcohol Dependence in Suicidal Depressed Patients


Suicide in Thailand During the Period 1998-2003


Suicide in the North of Thailand


Reaching out to the Suicidal in Thailand (A Column From Befrienders International)

This article was also published in Befriending Worldwide, no.4, 1997, pp.4-5.

Attempted Suicide in Bangkok

Suicide in Thailand

This article analyzed the autopsy reports of 581 cases of suicide that occurred in Thailand from 1960-1969. The following conclusions were drawn: the male: female suicide ratio is 6:4; the highest age group incidence is 20-39 years; girls predominate among adolescents (0:19 years); & poisoning was the most common method. Emotional instability was identified as […]