research A Study of Buddhist Psychology Applied to Decrease Suicide using the Lanna’s Life-Prolonging Ceremony

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Phrakru Kittipatananuyut (Athiwat Kittimedhi)
Phrakru Prawitvaranuyut
Theppawin Chanraem

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This research aims: 1) to study the concept of Buddhist psychology to decrease suicide and 2) the analysis result on Buddhist psychology to decrease suicide by Lanna Life’s Prolonging. This is a mix research both qualitative and quantitative. Starting with research in documents and added action research, in order to have knowledge to apply with the suicide risky group. This research aims: 1) to study the concept of Buddhist psychology to decrease suicide and 2) the analysis result on Buddhist psychology to decrease suicide by Lanna Life’s Prolonging. This is a mix research both qualitative and quantitative. Starting with research in documents and added action research, in order to have knowledge to apply with the suicide risky group. 
The research result was found that: Buddhist psychology mentioned directly about the important of the mind that could create happiness of suffering, decline or progress. The analysis after the 1st and 2nd assessment was able to conclude that the Life’s Prolonging ceremony could reduce the number of those who were depressed and those who wanted to commit suicide, but was not able to confirm on the depressed persons, those who wanted to commit suicide including those who did not want to do so. The follow up for those risky groups were; 1) treatment, 2) watch-over to beware of the returning of depression and suicide and 3) prevention and rehabilitation.

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