A distraught woman was fortunately rescued from atop a signboard at the southern end of Walking Street, Pattaya. While the exact reasons behind Wareena Kiewluksana climbing the sign near the Motta Tailors remain unclear, police have revealed that the 39 year old woman had been a patient at Srithanya Psychiatric Hospital.
Pattaya security officers and Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation volunteers attempted to talk her down but she could not be placated. Eventually, volunteers who climbed onto the sign from the tailor shop’s third floor managed to loop a safety rope around her and coaxed her into descending.
Walking Street, a popular tourist destination in Pattaya, witnessed a dramatic scene when onlookers and passers-by caught sight of Wareena perched on the sign. The situation attracted a crowd of people, leading to officers cordoning off the area to ensure the area remained safe during the rescue operation. The swift action of Pattaya security officers, Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation volunteers, and local police helped to avert a potentially tragic situation, reported Pattaya Mail.
The reason for Wareena’s actions remains uncertain in Pattaya, however, the fact that she was a previous patient of a psychiatric hospital indicates that she might be experiencing underlying mental health issues. In a society that often overlooks and misunderstands mental health concerns, this incident has highlighted the need for better awareness and support for mental health sufferers.
Furthermore, the incident involving Wareena serves to underscore the necessity of public resources and well-trained personnel who are skilled in managing and resolving emergency situations, as well as a comprehensive support system for individuals who are struggling with emotional and psychological problems.
It has been suggested that the heroic actions of the volunteers in Pattaya, who risked their lives by climbing onto the sign and fastening a safety rope around Wareena, are indicative of the compassion and camaraderie often witnessed in times of crisis. The event highlights the essential nature of quick thinking, cooperation, and empathy in helping someone in need.
Mental health is a pressing issue not only in Thailand but across the globe. A lack of understanding and resources for those suffering from mental health problems results in those in need not receiving timely assistance. With incidents like Wareena’s, it is clear that intervention programmes and support structures must be in place for future occurrences.
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