REFERRALS FOR BROS
MENTAL HEALTH, CRISIS SUPPORT AND SUBSTANCE USE
No male-specific mental health services available.
(Note: Unfortunately, there is not a lot of support for mental health in Thailand. Basically, your family doctor is the first point of contact for the diagnosis and treatment of depression. In emergencies, eg. urgent and specific suicidal thoughts, please contact the nearest psychiatric clinic or the emergency doctor at 911.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
EMERGENCY (24 hours 7 days a week)
National Emergency No: 911
Samaritans is an association that provides services through telephone conversations. With the main objective to prevent suicide. Volunteers come from many professions.
Department of Mental Health Hotline
The DMH's helpline is open 24/7, and even offers online consultations through their Facebook page (facebook.com/pg/helpline1323) from 5-10pm. Note that the consultants on the hotline, while professionally trained, are not medical professionals. Patients with serious conditions are still encouraged to seek out help from mental health doctors. The service also has the benefit of being completely anonymous and thus free of the stigma that accompanies mental health care in Thailand.
Just recently launched, Ooca is an online platform dedicated to connecting mental health patients with medical professionals through online video-calls. Patients may choose their preferred appointment time and doctor, with a starting cost of 300 baht per 15-minute session. The app's creators say that this is not equivalent to seeking actual therapy with doctors, however. Visit ooca.co.
The first dedicated mental health public hospital in Thailand, Manarom Hospital (near BTS Bang Na) offers counselling sessions with trained professionals, along with a host of other alternative treatments like art, music or drama therapy. You can check doctors' schedules right from the hospital website (manarom.com), or call to make an appointment at 02-725-9595.