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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1593058/policeman-shot-escorting-mentally-ill-patient-hospital
  3. HEALTH

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434748/government-urged-set-mental-health-commission
  4. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1111668/jireh-fund-puts-gospel-show-raise-awareness-mental-health
  5. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    'Go home', mental health experts urge families of missing Chinese passngers on flight MH370

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:49pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Kuala Lumpur teddy.ng@scmp.com Mental health experts urge families to return home Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should return home to start the recovery process, mental health experts say. Such a prolonged period disconnected from friends and family was having an adverse effect on their well-being and keeping them locked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465174/go-home-mental-health-experts-urge-families-missing-chinese-passngers
  6. Lifestyle - Health

    How mental toughness gives athletes the edge

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... health professionals and athletes still struggle to determine what being "mentally tough" means. "Mental toughness is a combination of a few traits like resilience and stoicism. It's about finding the opportunity in everything," says Laura Walsh, mental health counsellor and applied sports psychologist at LifeShift Hong Kong. Walsh has first-hand knowledge of what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1582977/how-mental-toughness-gives-athletes-edge
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    City has taken 'wrong track' on mental health

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Council wants a policy commission set up, and more emphasis on community-based treatment City has taken 'wrong track' on mental health The government is being urged to set up a mental-health commission to manage the problems of long-term patients and fill the gap left by the present lack of an overall strategy. The call from the Hong Kong Mental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435152/city-has-taken-wrong-track-mental-health
  8. Comment - Letters

    Policy address neglected important mental health issues

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Policy address failed to look at important mental health issues There are 198 paragraphs in this year's policy address, but only one addresses the issue of mental health. Enhancing the standard of care is an important component of any mental health strategy, be it regional or national, but the promotion of mental health, stigma reduction, improvement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1415285/policy-address-neglected-important-mental-health-issues
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Slimming pills from internet may harm mental health: poisons centre

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Poisons centre warns women that buying drugs on the internet could be dangerous Slimming pills harm mental health Women who set out to shed a few kilos ... pills, Department of Health records from the past four years showed. Half of them had bought the pills on the internet. Some developed mental conditions that required in-patient treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1395194/slimming-pills-internet-may-harm-mental-health-poisons-centre
  10. News - China

    China's new mental health law to make it harder for authorities to silence petitioners

    Posted May 01st 2013, 01:12pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler The director of Xinjiang's largest mental health institution has welcomed a new law, which went into effect on Wednesday, banning involuntary inpatient treatment ... to crack down on local authorities aiming to silence petitioners and troublemakers by arbitrarily declaring them mentally ill and locking them up in mental health wards.  Under the law, patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1227431/chinas-new-mental-health-law-make-it-harder-authorities-silence

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