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  1. In ill health

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... no more than five minutes talking to them. Ultimately, says psychiatrist Tsang Fan-kwong, Hong Kong lacks a formal mental health policy guiding the direction of services in the city. Any ... children, some of whose hands were almost entirely severed. Lee was never put behind bars. Declared mentally ill, he was sent to Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre. The public horror surrounding this 1982 ...

  2. Activists fear draft mental health law is flawed

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The mainland's first mental-health law may be passed this year, but lawyers and activists are urging the government to conduct proper public consultation before passing a draft version that they call 'flawed' and 'dangerous'. A mental health law has been on the country's legislative agenda since 1985, and more than 20 drafts have been ...

  3. Mental health still not taken seriously enough

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... or angry. Only a select few national media publications like the China Youth Daily and China Daily tried to explore deeper, and underline mental health challenges for the mainland authorities. ... and culture, mental health has been one of the biggest social stigmas on the mainland for centuries, and it remains so even today. Few want to talk about it publicly, or even privately at home. ...

  4. Performance indicators to be used in assessing mental health services

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority will develop performance indicators to assess its mental health services, a decade after it adopted a controversial community care policy. The authority has ... a three-year-old boy to death in Sham Shui Po on May 29. Margaret Tay Siok-mui, the authority's chief manager of the integrated care programme, admitted mental health care was lagging behind ...

  5. Help is at hand for children of mental health patients

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... emotional and developmental problems. We need to teach the children what mental illness is and promote their mental health,' added Chau, a registered social worker. 'If they have more ... with a parent suffering from a mental illness. Children can be paired up with a mentor or learn coping skills in two of the group's centres around Hong Kong. 'Mental illness' is a blanket ...

  6. Separating mentally ill twins can cause problems, health chief says

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Separating twins could lead to problems, the health chief said yesterday, after a case came to light this weekend in which a mentally ill woman spent days with the corpse ... severely, from a mental illness, she had been taking care of her sister for years. The twins were found on Saturday morning when firemen broke into the flat on the fifth floor of Yan Lok House, Tin ...

  7. Official urges better mental health service

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Case management and more comprehensive assessments should be introduced for mental patients who have re-entered the community, a top official with the Hospital Authority said. Cheung Wai-lun, cluster services director with the authority, admitted yesterday that support in the community for recovering mental patients was not sufficient. Dr Cheung made the comments ...

  8. Bump on the head led actress to set up mental health group

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... when you're popular, people treat you better and overall it's been a good career. It was in 2004 that I was inspired to set up the Joyful Mental Health Foundation, which is the only ... Health organises seminars in the community and schools, together with workshops. We also help undertake mental health courses for sufferers and their families as well as courses for doctors ...

  9. Mental health- it's a family affair

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of grandparents- split up. Rather than using techniques commonly practised by social workers and mental health professionals to 'fix' the patients through medication or methods to alter ... is campaigning for more widespread use of the practice of family therapy in the public health and social welfare sectors, so that family problems- like those of the young boy- can be identified ...

  10. Authorities consider database of mental patients' violent acts as part of wider review

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to study the possibility of setting up a database to collect data on violent crimes committed by mental patients.' Two weeks ago, the Food and Health Bureau admitted that the Hospital ... rehabilitation services is very loose,' he said. 'There is no mental health policy and no organisation to ensure a smooth operation of services.' ...




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