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On Saturday, Thailand’s Department of Mental Health has reported the drastic impact of Covid-19 on mental health, with its director-general revealing that the suicide rate in Thailand is 5.9 times what it was in pre-Covid days.The department’s data found that people are 2.1 times more likely to develop stress, and 4.8 times more likely to develop depression, than they were pre-pandemic. The director-general said one factor in the plummeting mental health is the slow spread of the Omicron variant, preventing any meaningful progress on the situation. He noted in the report that, in some cases, people have committed suicide when […]

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