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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. Murderous minds a symptom of ailing mental health system, say social workers

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... So-shan, team supervisor at Caritas Hong Kong, which runs a centre in North District. Chuk's centre and many other mental health centres are hampered by inadequate resources. Months after ... and the need to be admitted to hospital- is less.' Pandora Pang Suk-yin, chairman of the FamilyLink Mental Health Advocacy Association, also said patients should be given the choice between oral ...

  3. Mental health a poor relation in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, University of Hong Kong October 10 was designated World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organisation. The day raises public awareness of mental health issues and encourages investment in the prevention and cure of mental disorders. However, in Hong Kong, we only seem to be concerned with mental health when someone is mentally ill or shows signs of depression ...

  4. Mental health care system inadequate

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The tragedy of a security guard being chopped to death by a mental patient in a public housing block is a sad reminder of our inadequate mental health care system. Limited resources aside, ... preventable is not assuring enough. The truth remains that mental health services are woefully neglected in Hong Kong. Sadly, it takes another fatal tragedy to renew public attention ...

  5. Candidates dodged mental health issue

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... health centre in their district. Only 98 of more than 850 candidates responded. The question, posed by the Alliance for Advocating Mental Health Policy, was of district and wider public interest. In a major public health initiative, the government proposed in 2009 to set up district-based integrated community centres for mental health across the territory. So far, only nine centres have been ...

  6. Mental health needs rising

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Prisoners, welfare recipients and the elderly are among those who tend to need mental health workers to help them cope with life. Concerns about the psychological well-being of Hongkongers are underlined by the government's move, announced last year, to fund the city's first 'mental health census', a three-year, HK$7 million research project to explore ...

  7. Patients get bigger say in new mental health scheme

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com After 15 years plagued by mental illness, Chan Lei-hung is holding her head high. Her mood disorders under control, she has been hired as the first full-time mentor for patients in the mental health system. Appointed three months ago as a peer support professional at Castle Peak Hospital, she draws on her experiences to provide care and emotional ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Draft of mental health law released

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com The State Council has released a draft of the country's first mental health law for public consultation, amid evidence of rampant abuse, including people being locked up for years in mental facilities by families or local governments. The draft says mental health examinations should be voluntary unless otherwise authorised by law, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Treat porn as a public health issue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Dines pioneers the strategy of addressing porn as a public and mental health issue, rather than as free speech, which favours its purveyors. She was speaking ahead of the Coalition to End Sexual ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Treat porn as a public health issue There is porn sex and real sex. We are supposed to know the difference. But do we, really? If it's so easy to tell reality ...




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