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Immigration rules led me to attempt suicide, says long term Belgian expat

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4 hours ago, fruitman said:

Few years ago i took the visa-run bustour from BKK. 

 

In the bus was a totally tattooed farang who said he overstayed because he felt sick and couldn't do the visarun. He didn't go to a doctor.

 

At the border he was charged 20.000 baht for overstaying but he couldn't get the cash out of the atm. So he went begging the other visarunners to help him paying his fine. Which they did. So we all arived back in BKK at the end of the day. It was his lucky day i guess.

 

 

That's a good one.   I must remember that ruse !

 

If you are sick and unable to get to immigration, immigration will come to you.   Over the years, I've been aware of them doing that for a few expats who were unable to visit the office.

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4 hours ago, silverhawk_usa said:

I have never believed in the term "attempted suicide".  It either is suicide or not. If you really want to, it isn't difficult.  I call them attempts at attention.  Which is truly what he needed.  Some attention and help.   Next case......

Never had depression have you??? How many attempts at suicide have you attempted? It isn't difficult according to you. 'Attempted suicide is 'attention seeking'? You're havin a larrrfff mate. You know naff all about depression and I hope you never get it. 

 

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Sounds like he can't make it here, there or anywhere.

Not sure blaming (ex) host country laws/policies is going to help his deep seated problems.

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1 minute ago, Rally123 said:

Never had depression have you??? How many attempts at suicide have you attempted? It isn't difficult according to you. 'Attempted suicide is 'attention seeking'? You're havin a larrrfff mate. You know naff all about depression and I hope you never get it. 

 

 

Really?  Are you sure?  You know nothing about me or my life experiences.

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38 minutes ago, hansnl said:

In hunting expats away, and the country losing a lot of foreign funds coming in, yes, they are on the right track.

Coupled with the nearly daily razzias, the ever more difficult rules and regulations, yes, other countries will step in gladly.

If they would really  bringing in a lot of funds they would be eligible to stay....

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5 hours ago, Myran said:

The immigration rules are hardly the problem here. He should've gotten medical help to deal with his anxiety.

Genuine suicidal people dont live to seek admiration for their situation.

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5 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I somehow suspect that the number of sad stories related to immigration issues are likely to rise dramatically in the next year or so. Genuine medical issues aside, there are undoubtedly many out there right now experiencing anxiety or worse over the current situation.

That prediction is obviously 100 percent correct. I've already written the recent set of radical rule changes, cut off of embassy letters for many, done in a short time frame, with massively unclear directions as to enforcement and consequences will be directly negatively life changing for many people, and in some cases, life ending. People don't want to hear that or think such real talk just shouldn't be spoken. But it's obviously true. Governments have the right to make policies and change policies, but there are consequences and you don't need to be an Einstein to predict the consequences of these changes for many people. 

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5 hours ago, Myran said:

The immigration rules are hardly the problem here. He should've gotten medical help to deal with his anxiety.

Seeking help with anxiety and or depression is a difficult thing for those without real supports, or a person who understands the complex issues around anxiety.

I am also unsure about his language skills to seek professional help.

One would think the Belgium authorities could assist him in his home country, or maybe he needs a skilled social worker support there.

 

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5 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

Can't see the fun staying here stuck indoors practically full time.

Not unless Noi and her sister stop overnight now and again for stress relief to ease ones anxiety.

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5 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

To be perfectly honest, I would rather be back in my home country if I had the same condition, where treatment would be more accessible.

Can't see the fun staying here stuck indoors practically full time. 

This story isn't about you though, is it?

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5 hours ago, Geordie59 said:

So having worked all his life I assume he had a work permit for Thailand for 10 years. Something smells a bit here. 

Add to that "in 2015 at the age of 38" statement.  I don't have a lot of sympathy for a 40 year old who thinks working for 20 years constitutes a lifetime of work.  

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