UPDATE: After the story went viral, local media reported that the woman had actually received the THB5,000 aid from the government on April 16. However, her boyfriend had, reportedly, secretly used it for car payments.
A funeral ceremony was held for the deceased on Sunday, April 3 at Wat Saen Phu Dat in Chachoengsao province.
With a spike in suicide attempts related to the COVID-19 crisis, some believe the government should step up and become responsible for the public’s mental health, as well as physical health.
If you have any thoughts about harming yourself, please reach out for help. Dial 1323 for the Mental Health Department’s 24-hour hotline.
**This video contains subject matter that might be disturbing to some viewers, discretion advised.
Producer and Host