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There is a mental health section at Bangkok Hospitals across Thailand. Insurance normally does not pay for this unless he has premium BUPA coverage from the UK.

People that continue to try, want to die. Sorry for his situation, it is a burden when no better option is apparent.

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Not saying this is the case for this man, but people who flee from depression and other mental illnesses back in their own home country tend to not understand that their illness will catch up on them sooner or later no matter where you are. Paradise is a temporary fix, but as soon as you've settled down, the same illness comes crawling back to you....

Go home, get treated and then come back to Thailand, unless you want to end up like thousands of farrangs who lose their minds down here, ending either with suicide, murder or a never-ending spiral of troubles with your wife, "friends" or bar owners.

Go home.

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You cant escape your own inner demons, best to get help, where ever you decide to live... Met a bloke and his doing it in Thailand, still seeks help, but enjoys his life more than being in England !!

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Poor man, it seems that there’s an epidemic of abstract unhappiness here, with no one or nowhere to turn.

Obviously loneliness is rife here, although it has been said many times that all you need do is pop into a bar and strike up a conversation. Yeah, that’s fine, on a superficial level, but where do you go and who do you trust with real feelings. Say the wrong thing, to the wrong person, in a bar or anywhere else for that matter, and you’ll find false sympathy in abundance, and usually just as a means to an end for the wrong person, of which there are many, to get his hands in your pockets. The reality is that there’s no shortage of farang on the bones of their arse, just dying for the opportunity to milk some innocent dry.

I don’t know about you guys, but all this suicide just breaks my heart. We are human beings, yet it seems that all some of us here can do is offer forth wise cracks or inhumane remarks, whereas what we should be doing is offering something a lot more wholesome as well as constructive.

I for one would gladly become involved in some sort of group where guys can go for help and find real friendship or advice from real people with genuine motives. Not sure how this could be achieved, but if anyone would like to discuss the possibilities please feel free to PM me.

It really is time that we make a stand and care for our own, as the reality is that no one else will…

Good point. I can imagine that many people miss close contact with friends/family members as most contact here is indeed superficial in most cases.

Perhaps every town should have a farang meeting group outside of the bar scene where people from all nationalities and age can go to have a talk and perhaps partake in other activities.

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You know, growing up in Australia the heat isnt all that a big deal in Thailand

Others mentioned trying to escape to a supposed paradise as a quick fix for mental issues

But there have also been some pretty ridiculous temperatures in Thailand recently for winter

Or a couple things combined

Does just the heat alone send some that come from colder climates mad, or madder if already mad

South Korea and Japan are much colder climates than Thailand. However they have much higher suicide rates.

Thailand's suicide rate is roughly similar to the USA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate

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They should have deported him the first time he attempted to kill himself , he needs help and it would be better if he was returned to the UK

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Not saying this is the case for this man, but people who flee from depression and other mental illnesses back in their own home country tend to not understand that their illness will catch up on them sooner or later no matter where you are. Paradise is a temporary fix, but as soon as you've settled down, the same illness comes crawling back to you....

Go home, get treated and then come back to Thailand, unless you want to end up like thousands of farrangs who lose their minds down here, ending either with suicide, murder or a never-ending spiral of troubles with your wife, "friends" or bar owners.

Go home.

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Makes perfect sense - i've said the same thing myself many times to troubled ex-pats - only to learn that for many of them is no longer 'Home' to go to. Bridges burned in various ways...i imagine feeling that you can never 'go home' must in itself be a desperate feeling.

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Yep, better off going home before it even gets close to this type of situation......

They should have deported him the first time he attempted to kill himself , he needs help and it would be better if he was returned to the UK

Rumour has it, he can't return to his home country because the police are holding his passport, until his court case is resolved (defamation?), which may take years. The Thai legal system is meanwhile draining his resources and he is facing poverty, homelessness and overstay.

It's a catch 22 situation.

I'm sure he would have been overjoyed to have been deported (or allowed to return) home.

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Yep, better off going home before it even gets close to this type of situation......

depending where you live in the UK!..................could be worse than pattaya,long NHS queues,no indigenous people,only immigrants etc etc.

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Poor man, it seems that there’s an epidemic of abstract unhappiness here, with no one or nowhere to turn.

Obviously loneliness is rife here, although it has been said many times that all you need do is pop into a bar and strike up a conversation. Yeah, that’s fine, on a superficial level, but where do you go and who do you trust with real feelings. Say the wrong thing, to the wrong person, in a bar or anywhere else for that matter, and you’ll find false sympathy in abundance, and usually just as a means to an end for the wrong person, of which there are many, to get his hands in your pockets. The reality is that there’s no shortage of farang on the bones of their arse, just dying for the opportunity to milk some innocent dry.

I don’t know about you guys, but all this suicide just breaks my heart. We are human beings, yet it seems that all some of us here can do is offer forth wise cracks or inhumane remarks, whereas what we should be doing is offering something a lot more wholesome as well as constructive.

I for one would gladly become involved in some sort of group where guys can go for help and find real friendship or advice from real people with genuine motives. Not sure how this could be achieved, but if anyone would like to discuss the possibilities please feel free to PM me.

It really is time that we make a stand and care for our own, as the reality is that no one else will…

Good point. I can imagine that many people miss close contact with friends/family members as most contact here is indeed superficial in most cases.

Perhaps every town should have a farang meeting group outside of the bar scene where people from all nationalities and age can go to have a talk and perhaps partake in other activities.

There are many groups such as this. Sign up at Meetup.com if you want. But most farang only interested in chasing skirts and booze.

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Not saying this is the case for this man, but people who flee from depression and other mental illnesses back in their own home country tend to not understand that their illness will catch up on them sooner or later no matter where you are. Paradise is a temporary fix, but as soon as you've settled down, the same illness comes crawling back to you....

Go home, get treated and then come back to Thailand, unless you want to end up like thousands of farrangs who lose their minds down here, ending either with suicide, murder or a never-ending spiral of troubles with your wife, "friends" or bar owners.

Go home.

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Court case ,maybe = sour relationship = lost his GF along with his house and money = go home to no money, just the pension or dole = depression.

I am very glad I decided to rent and never own a property here.

We see situations arise all over Thailand with similar theme's.

I think if the above is the case then he needs some help, maybe home best option very sad.

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Hmm, third attempt at suicide. He is not very good at it.

Better he stop the suicide thing and perhaps get on with living life.

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You know, growing up in Australia the heat isnt all that a big deal in Thailand

Others mentioned trying to escape to a supposed paradise as a quick fix for mental issues

But there have also been some pretty ridiculous temperatures in Thailand recently for winter

Or a couple things combined

Does just the heat alone send some that come from colder climates mad, or madder if already mad

Depends where you live in Australia....In Darwin it is often heard of where someone goes "troppo" with the heat and humidity and then run amuck.

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No excuses.

If this guy was serious he would not have chosen a public place.

If he wants to die, okay let him die, "up to you".

Just do it in his own bathroom with proper drainage so as not to spread bio-hazards.

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