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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. Deborah Wan- President-elect, World Federation for Mental Health

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... worker who has been dedicated to the promotion of mental health for more than 30 years. 'Why should we treat them differently?' Wan's journey started in 1975 when she volunteered ... education initiatives, helping the government set up a mental health review tribunal to decide if a patient was fit to integrate into the community, and advocating for community elements ...

  3. Task force for mental health services urged

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the Hospital Authority has drawn up a five-year plan for public mental health services. Meanwhile, a government working group on mental health services has set out general principles, goals ... three others. People familiar with the situation said a mental health policy for Hong Kong was being finalised but the government had no timetable for when it would be released for public ...

  4. Authority rolls out five-year plan on mental health

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Inter-departmental working groups on mental health policies will soon be set up across all districts, with the Hospital Authority rolling out its first five-year plan ... network in case of emergencies', and to tailor mental health policies for each district, Hung said. Preparation work was almost complete and meetings could be held 'very soon', he ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Ageing takes toll on mental health

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... apart from the physical symptoms, menopausal women should devote more attention to their mental health. 'They seem to know a lot about health problems related with menopause, but it seems ...

  7. Tragedy has shown up lack of care for mentally ill

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The dire assessment that one of Hong Kong's most prominent psychiatrists has given on our public health system for psychiatric patients should ring alarm bells. Lee Sing, of Chinese ... care- the litany of problems is long. Dr Lee was responding to the killing of a three-year-old boy by a mentally ill neighbour on Friday. The whole community has been shocked and saddened ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    City must do more for mentally ill to avoid more tragedies

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Help mentally ill to avert more tragedy Another tragedy involving a mental patient has occurred and once more, health professionals are wringing their hands over the inadequacies ... dedicated and determined treatment. Our overstretched government mental health system is not well suited to handling those with the life-long affliction. Nor are psychiatric problems readily ...

  9. Family tragedy connected to mental illness

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Department said medical social workers had followed up the case. The department also acknowledged that Chan had visited the psychiatric outpatient clinic regularly. In May, a 42-year-old mentally ill ... the lack of resources to deal with the problem of mental illness in Hong Kong. 'In many other places, long-term plans for mental illness have been established that would foresee the number ...

  10. Do mentally ill need compulsory treatment?

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It can only be introduced when there is broad public consensus. Strengthening mental health care is useless if patients shun the treatment they need. More effective measures have ... Last week a man with a mental condition killed his wife and seriously injured three family members before jumping to his death from a Kwun Tong flat. This was the second attack by a mental ...




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