Woman jumps off bridge in Phuket due to chronic depression

Image courtesy of Phuket City Police

A 32 year old woman contending with chronic depression jumped off the Thepsrisin Bridge in Phuket early this morning. The bridge, a link between Saphan Hin and Sakdidet Road, was the location of this distressing event.

The woman, who resides on Montri Road in Phuket Town, was swiftly transported to Vachira Phuket Hospital for her sustained injuries.

The police were alerted at 5.20am, arriving on site to a white Toyota sedan with Phuket registration plates parked on the bridge. Kusoldharm Foundation responders were already attending to the injured woman.

While the extent of her injuries was not disclosed, it was reported that the woman fell several metres before making contact with the ground.

The Thepsrisin Bridge, inaugurated in 2016 with a budget of 176 million baht, is surrounded by mangroves. Despite the scenic surroundings, it became a site of despair for the woman who had been a victim of severe depression for years.

She shared with onlookers at the scene that her long-term consumption of alcohol as a coping mechanism had been unsuccessful, leading to her decision to attempt to end her life.

A passerby, who noticed the woman standing on the railing of the bridge, made an unsuccessful effort to dissuade her from jumping. The woman is currently under care at Vachira Hospital, reported Phuket News.

In related news, The Department of Mental Health (DMH) has initiated a campaign offering free online therapy sessions to Bangkok’s teenagers. This decision comes in the wake of data revealing a significant prevalence of mental health risks in teenagers.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai), or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai). Please also contact your friends or relatives at this time if you have feelings of loneliness, stress, or depression. Seek help.

Phuket News

Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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