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  1. Youths' mental health crisis

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... our children dangerously bored'. In my view, he seemed to have understated the mental health problem facing Hong Kong youth today. It is a crisis. A survey by the Hong Kong Family Welfare ... established to treat mental illness were in their twenties. Indeed, the mental health of our youth is deteriorating, as reflected in drug and alcohol abuse, gang fights and attempted suicides. Yeung ...

  2. Praise for idea of shifting mental health care into the community

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong is open to tackling mental illness by shifting more care from hospitals to community clinics, the health minister has told a visiting WHO official. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok met the visiting director of the World Health Organisation's department of mental health and substance dependence, Benedetto Saraceno, on Friday. ...

  3. Shanghai gives neighbourhood spies a role in mental health

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui and Alice Yan Authorities are training volunteer counsellors to join Shanghai's 4,000 neighbourhood committees- bodies traditionally seen as spying on residents. The initiative comes after a survey showed 80 per cent of residents could benefit from psychological and mental health counselling. After a successful pilot scheme in the Xuhui district, the first 60 ...

  4. Physical activity for mental health

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Leighton Tsai

    ... Leighton Tsai Physical activity for mental health Reduce depression and anxiety. Use aerobic exercises such as running, swimming, biking, hiking and rowing. Meditate and practise yoga. Exercise regularly for at least 10 weeks. Best benefits to those who are less fit initially, those high in anxiety initially, those who are more depressed. ...

  5. Long hours take their toll on mental health

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... in Hong Kong. Dr Tsang, a specialist in modern management of staff mental health and a speaker at the 24th HKIHRM (Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management) Annual Conference on November ... because they relax us, make us happy and bring positive meaning to life. Without the relief they bring, stress accumulates and damages both mental and physical health.' What can employers do ...

  6. Mental patient slashes boys

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The knifeman, upset by the two brothers' loud games, also attacks their mother and grandmother A self-proclaimed mental patient wielding a pair of knives attacked ... Kuen-wai, of Hunghom division, said the man told officers when he was arrested that he was a mental patient. 'He told us he is a mentally ill patient but we still have to check ...

  7. Therapy looking on the bright side of life

    Posted Jul 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu A conference on the use of cognitive therapy to deal with emotional distress was held yesterday by the University of Hong Kong. Cognitive therapy helps patients by encouraging them to see the correlation between their way of thinking and their em ...

  8. Teachers cracking under the strain of red tape and reforms

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui After survey finds a quarter suffer anxiety or depression, the lead researcher says without urgent action pupils will suffer Teachers in Hong Kong are facing a mental health ... that teachers in Hong Kong have a mental health crisis. It is not a time for mere warning but urgent action as the learning of a large number of students will be affected in the long term,' ...

  9. Fellowship celebrates early Christmas gift

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... 'It's very special to have a company devoted to mental health. It is not that easy to get a company to contribute to help with mental illness.' Jardine Matheson Group corporate secretary Neil McNamara is a member of the steering committee for Mindset, the company's mental health charity. The charity sends young executives out into the community to help create awareness ...

  10. Self-injury fad brings school alert

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Sha Tin College has written to parents about students engaging in 'self-harm behaviour'. In an e-mail sent to parents on March 3, the college's assistant principal Christine Rowlands said 'a handful of students' have ...




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