This article was originally posted in 2019 but since this topic is ever present i figured it’s worth an update.
Mental health has become quite a topic over the past few years as we have seen many people suffering from depressive disorder or other mental health issues taking their own lives (last year it was Chester Bennington of Linkin’ Park as most ‘famous’ example). Even though the news talked about it for a while, by now it’s almost all completely forgotten again and nobody seems to care anymore.
Here in Thailand
old traditional values and thought processes are still being valued and held high and therefore ‘modern’ diseases such as mental health issues are very often not taken serious. Current statistics state that more than one million Thai teens suffer from depression (source: Khaosod English, Dec. 2017) but parents, teachers and extended families often still ignore…