Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Inside Out

Inside Out

Hong Kong’s young people lead hectic lives – stressing out about how to maintain a balance between study, work and family. Recent political tensions have only made matters worse. Many are turning to mindfulness and meditation to provide relief, insight and inner peace.

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Living in the Twilight Zone

Living in the Twilight Zone

More than 195,000 people have been diagnosed with mental illness and are being treated within the public system. But Hong Kong’s psychiatric services lag far behind those in other developed economies. Varsity hears how the shortage of psychiatrists, mental health social workers and a lack of adequate community support affects the lives and recovery prospects of those with mental health problems in Hong Kong.

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Ignored in Plain Sight

Ignored in Plain Sight

Mental health problems and suicidal thoughts are common but often overlooked in the elderly By Charlene Kwan and Katrina Lee The sound of laughter and song travel along the corridor from a spacious room decorated with handicrafts and colourful collages. Tables with mahjong and chess sets have been set up, awaiting players to take their […]

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Who Cares for the Carers?

Who Cares for the Carers?

Caring for family members with mental illness can be a lonely, difficult and stressful experience. Social stigma, a lack of social support and financial pressures add to the burden for carers and leaves them vulnerable to mental health problems themselves. Here, carers share their stories of frustration and hope.

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