Thai Model Commits Suicide in Bangkok
on Sunday. Nunnpus Muengma, 19-year-old model hanged herself at her boyfriend’s house in Bangkok’s Suan Luang district.
She was suffering from depression. She was found in a second-floor bedroom, hanging from a ceiling fan by a dog leash.
On Saturday, She wrote on her Facebook that she needed to do something about the unhappiness she felt of getting no attention or care. She wrote that she’d attempted suicide many times before, but no one else knew about it, and that she hadn’t taken her anti-depression medication for 2 days.
Sad loss of such a beautiful young soul. R.I.P. Nunnpus!
Save a Life
Take any suicidal talk or behavior seriously. It’s not just a warning sign that the person is thinking about suicide. It’s a cry for help.
Be yourself. Let the person know you care, that he/she is not alone. The right words are often unimportant. If you are concerned, your voice and manner will show it.
Listen. Let the suicidal person unload despair, ventilate anger. No matter how negative the conversation seems, the fact that it exists is a positive sign.
Be sympathetic, non-judgmental, patient, calm, accepting. Your friend or family member is doing the right thing by talking about his/her feelings.
Offer hope. Reassure the person that help is available and that the suicidal feelings are temporary. Let the person know that his or her life is important to you.
Take the person seriously. If the person says things like, “I’m so depressed, I can’t go on,” ask the question: “Are you having thoughts of suicide?” You are not putting ideas in their head, you are showing that you are concerned, that you take them seriously, and that it’s OK for them to share their pain with you.
Argue with the suicidal person. Avoid saying things like: “You have so much to live for,” “Your suicide will hurt your family,” or “Look on the bright side.”
Act shocked, lecture on the value of life, or say that suicide is wrong.
Promise confidentiality. Refuse to be sworn to secrecy. A life is at stake and you may need to speak to a mental health professional in order to keep the suicidal person safe. If you promise to keep your discussions secret, you may have to break your word.
Offer ways to fix their problems, or give advice, or make them feel like they have to justify their suicidal feelings. It is not about how bad the problem is, but how badly it’s hurting your friend or loved one.
Blame yourself. You can’t “fix” someone’s depression. Your loved one’s happiness, or lack thereof, is not your responsibility.
What a sad end for a beautiful young soul. RIP