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Prachin Buri 10th-grader falls to his death on first day of exam in suspected suicide case

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Prachin Buri 10th-grader falls to his death on first day of exam in suspected suicide case

By The Nation




A tenth grader in Prachin Buri province fell to this death from the third floor of his school building on Tuesday morning in a suspected case of suicide, police said.


The Muang Prachin Buri Police Station was alerted at 8.08am that a student had fallen from the sixth building of the Prachin Rat Amroong school.


Witnesses told police that the student, whose name was withheld, fell from the third floor but his fall was broken by tree branches before he hit the ground and became unconscious. He was rushed to the Apai Phubet Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


Natthawat Boonchaikiart, deputy director of the school, told police that the student had appeared depressed and he jumped out while other students were about to sing the national anthem. He said the student was suspected to have committed suicide on the first day of the school’s mid-term exam.


The boy’s father, an engineer, and his mother, a nurse, took custody of his body from the hospital, and refused to speak to reporters.


Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372641



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RIP young man - I wonder what really was behind his depression.

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41 minutes ago, Burma Bill said:

RIP young man - I wonder what really was behind his depression.




It's not known exactly what causes depression. As with many mental disorders, a variety of factors may be involved, such as:

  • Biological differences. People with depression appear to have physical changes in their brains. The significance of these changes is still uncertain, but may eventually help pinpoint causes.
  • Brain chemistry. Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring brain chemicals that likely play a role in depression. Recent research indicates that changes in the function and effect of these neurotransmitters and how they interact with neurocircuits involved in maintaining mood stability may play a significant role in depression and its treatment.
  • Hormones. Changes in the body's balance of hormones may be involved in causing or triggering depression. Hormone changes can result with pregnancy and during the weeks or months after delivery (postpartum) and from thyroid problems, menopause or a number of other conditions.
  • Inherited traits. Depression is more common in people whose blood relatives also have this condition. Researchers are trying to find genes that may be involved in causing depression.

Risk factors

Depression often begins in the teens, 20s or 30s, but it can happen at any age. More women than men are diagnosed with depression, but this may be due in part because women are more likely to seek treatment.

Factors that seem to increase the risk of developing or triggering depression include:

  • Certain personality traits, such as low self-esteem and being too dependent, self-critical or pessimistic
  • Traumatic or stressful events, such as physical or sexual abuse, the death or loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship, or financial problems
  • Blood relatives with a history of depression, bipolar disorder, alcoholism or suicide
  • Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, or having variations in the development of genital organs that aren't clearly male or female (intersex) in an unsupportive situation
  • History of other mental health disorders, such as anxiety disorder, eating disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Abuse of alcohol or recreational drugs
  • Serious or chronic illness, including cancer, stroke, chronic pain or heart disease
  • Certain medications, such as some high blood pressure medications or sleeping pills (talk to your doctor before stopping any medication)
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