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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Monitor youths' mental health

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Monitor youths'mental health Young people are Hong Kong's future, so when research into their mental well-being shows a sharp drop, we should be worried. An annual study using an index in which 100 points represents full mental health and 50 a pass mark reveals a decline over the past year among those aged 15 to 24 from 63 to 53. The rate of decline ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Decline in mental health of Hong Kong youth 'distressing', says expert

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Decline in mental health of youth ‘distressing’ The mental health of the city's youth has declined significantly this year from the past two years, according to the "distressing" results of an annual study. In the telephone survey, people aged 15 to 24 recorded an average mental health index of 53 this year, down from 64 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com A huge majority of respondents said they needed more mental health support at work Workers want more help to stay sane: study Some 90 per cent of respondents to the city's first ever academic survey of workplace mental health conditions said they needed better support at work. And almost 60 per cent said mental health issues ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Policeman and health care worker shot after mentally ill patient grabs gun

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:40pm by Clifford Lo and Samuel Chan

    ... Clifford Lo and Samuel Chan Apparently unstable suspect fired six shots from officer's holster, injuring five- including the policeman, who was shot in the arm Terror as man fires cop's gun in hospital Four people were injured when a seemingly mentally unstable man grabbed a policeman's gun and fired six shots- apparently while the weapon was still inside the holster ...


    Government urged to set up mental health commission

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:10am

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Current policy neglects community-based services, warns Hong Kong Mental Health Council The government is being urged to set up a mental health commission to manage the problems of long-term mental patients and fill the gap left by the present lack of an overall strategy. The call comes from the Hong Kong Mental Health Council which said current ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mentally ill need treatment, but also our understanding

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:06pm by DUSTIN SHUM

    ... part of us. The officer's knock on my door told me this much. There are shortfalls in our provision for mental health care. In 2012, the Hospital Authority employed only 334 doctors in its ... 10 years, Soco has tried to strengthen the provision of community services and help the government plug the gaps in its mental health policy. It has also pushed to have some recovering ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MENTAL HEALTH

    Psychiatrist calls for law requiring mentally ill outpatients to see their doctor

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Phila Siu

    ... health, he warned. "Inpatients already discharged from hospitals are required to pay regular visits to their doctors. But the [Mental Health Ordinance] does not cover outpatients," Ting ... extended from one year to two years in the District Court in December. The Mental Health Council urged the government in February to set up a commission that could manage the problems of long-term ...

  8. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... for this, and from a business point of view, we pay a huge economic price too. Data in Hong Kong on the price paid for mental ill health is almost non-existent, but evidence from the World Health Organisation, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and a brilliant new book on Britain's mental health challenges (Thrive by Richard Layard and David Clark) suggests ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government must do more for Hongkongers' mental well-being

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 03:14pm by Paul Yip, SHUSEN CHANG

    ... World Mental Health Day, today, comes a month after World Suicide Prevention Day. Promoting mental health and preventing suicide are two sides of the same coin. The theme for this year ... Organisation recommendations of 1 per 10,000. According to the WHO, mental health is not only the absence of mental illness, but "a state of well-being in which every individual realises his ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Jireh Fund puts on gospel show to raise awareness on mental health

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Show hopes to make a noise about depression A Christian group is hoping to raise awareness about mental health issues with a gospel show on Sunday. ... cause of disability, according to the World Health Organisation. The gospel show will be held at Queen Elizabeth Stadium on Sunday at 7.30pm. ...




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