Via Kyodo News: Popular Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi was found dead in an apparent suicide at her home in Tokyo. She was found unresponsive and taken to the hospital earlier today, Sunday — but was confirmed dead on arrival. No suicide note has been found.

An award-winning actress, she received the Japanese Academy Film Prize for outstanding performance by an actress in a leading role for three years in a row from 2004 to 2006. She recently appeared as the female Japanese Sherlock Holmes in the Hulu and HBO Asia collaboration drama “Miss Sherlock”.

If you are also struggling, please don’t lose hope. There are suicide helplines here in Southeast Asia, and you can talk to someone there:

Kementerian Kesehatan: 150-0454

Befrienders Hotline: 03-79568144 or 03-79568145

The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation Hotline: (02) 804-HOPE (4673) or 0917 558 HOPE (4673)
Manila Lifeline Centre: (02) 8969191
National Center for Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 0917-899 8727 or (02) 989-8727 (open 24/7)

The Samaritans of Singapore
The Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) 24-hour Mental Health Helpline
The Singapore Association of Mental Health

Samaritans of Thailand: (02) 713-6793