• Mon, 04 Mar 2019 01:00
    Parents urged to monitor children’s online activities amid ‘Momo’ scare
    THE MENTAL HEALTH Department (MHD) has urged parents to closely monitor their children’s online activities, especially in the wake of scary “Momo Challenge” reports.
  • Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
    Beware revealing graphic details of charcoal suicides, media is warned
    FOLLOWING a significant number of recent charcoal-burning suicides in Thailand, the Public Health Ministry’s Mental Health Department is urging the media to avoid giving too many details of how the deaths occurred, out of fear that such reports could lead to copycat deaths.
  • Sun, 18 Nov 2018 01:00
    Tri-party agreement signed to aid people with mental disorders
    The Mental Health Department, Mahidol University (MU) and Advanced Wireless Network Co (AWN) signed a five-year Memoradum of Agreement on Thursday for the use of technology, research and knowledge to aid people with intellectual disabilities and forensic psychiatric patients in Thailand, said Mental Health Department director-general Dr Kiatipumi Wongrajit.
  • Tue, 11 Sep 2018 01:00
    Warning over child addiction to eSports
    Mental health department urges govt to rethink decision to recognise online gaming
  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
    Prevent suicides – connect, communicate, care
    A FASTER PACE of life is among factors contributing to the rising rate of suicide among Thais, according to Dr Boonruang Triruangworawat, director-gen
  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 01:00
    Mental Health Dept moves to help young Thai offenders
    IN A MOVE to address Thai youths’ problems and to stop them from re-offending, the Mental Health Department has developed a programme in which juveniles are provided rehabilitation as soon as they enter detention centres until well after they are released.
  • Sun, 22 Jul 2018 20:00
    How to kick the alcohol habit
    The Mental Health Department’s Alcoholism Centre has urged people who intend to stop drinking alcoholic beverages during the upcoming Buddhist Lent period (July 28 until mid-October) to make a start by reducing alcohol consumption gradually instead of an abrupt cessation.
  • Thu, 07 Jun 2018 19:37
    Certain kids ‘especially vulnerable to sex attacks’
    CHILDREN with intellectual disabilities are at greater risk of sexual assault than their peers, hence parents, guardians and teachers should help them learn social skills that include how to deal with touching or inappropriate actions by others, Mental Health Department officials said on Thursday.
  • Thu, 03 May 2018 14:28
    New student IQ test being developed, to launch in 2020
    The Mental Health Department is developing a new Intelligence Quotient (IQ) testing quiz for children aged 2-15 and will roll it out nationwide in late 2010.
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:00
    Chiang Mai clinic offers help to severely stressed parents of special needs kids
    THE Mental Health Department has set up a clinic at Chiang Mai’s Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development to provide mental-healthcare to parents who have children with special needs.
  • Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:00
    Mental health alert issued about elderly suicide
    ELDERLY PEOPLE are the second-most at-risk demographic group for suicides in Thailand, the Mental Health Department revealed yesterday. Working-age people are the most at-risk group.
  • Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:00
    Over 33 per cent of children are ‘disadvantaged’
    MORE THAN one in three children in Thailand are in disadvantaged groups, Mental Health Department’s director-general, Dr Squadron-Leader Boonruang Triruangworawat said yesterday.
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:48
    Earlier treatment of intellectual disability urged
    Only 5.59 per cent of 650,000 people in Thailand with intellectual disabilities have access to health services, Boonruang Triruangworawat, director-general of the Mental Health Department, said on Tuesday.
  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:59
    Authorities sound warning over sexual perversion mental health cases
    Mental Health Department director-general Boonrueng Trairuengworawat said on Sunday men who displayed their genitals in public suffer from a mental illness and sexual perversion.
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  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:54
    Psychologists says bullied kids may suffer from depression
    The chief of the Mental Health Department said on Saturday that children who are bullied in school can develop depression and become paranoid.
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