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As the years go by, people are now getting more progressive to shed light on mental health by initiating conversations and courageously sharing their stories online. On Twitter, people can find a community that embraces and supports them on their journey by getting the word out about it, extending help in any way they can, and fighting the stigma attached to mental health.

In light of this year’s observance of World Suicide Prevention Day or #WSPD2020, Twitter will conduct a virtual 280-character panel discussion in partnership with the Department of Mental Health from the Ministry of Public Health and the Samaritans Thailand. The panelists will discuss the issue on suicide prevention, mental health, and share their professional insights on Twitter this coming Friday, September 11 at 14:00-15:00.

Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/Samaritans_Thai/status/1303287012208734210

The discussion will take place between the Department of Mental Health, from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (@PR_dmh), and the Samaritans Thailand (@Samaritans_Thai).

Using Twitter’s new conversation settings, tagged accounts aka the panelists, will be able to exchange insights by replying on each other’s Tweets. Stay tuned as Thai on Twitter will also have the opportunity to ask questions by Tweeting it along with the hashtag #ฟังด้วยหัวใจ, which will be answered during the 280-character panel discussion on Twitter. An emoji will also appear along the following hashtags: #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, #SuicidePrevention, #WSPD2020, #WSPD, #วันป้องกันการฆ่าตัวตายโลก, #ป้องกันการฆ่าตัวตาย, #ฟังด้วยหัวใจ.

Twitter believes that people should have access and receive support when they need it most. Launched last year the #ThereIsHelp notification service provides valuable mental health resources to vulnerable people and encourages them to seek professional help.

If you or someone you know is struggling or is facing difficult times, please know that there is help. Reach out to Samaritans Thailand on 027136793 or contact Thailand’s Department of Mental Health, under the Ministry of Public Health on their hotline, Tel: 1323.