More than one-third of mentally-disturbed young people are trapped in a cycle of idling at home, with nearly a quarter of these suffering from internet addiction, researchers claim.Monday, 25 March, 2013, 6:55am
Think beyond city's pillar industries
Last month, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah warned against "blindly" pursuing new sectors.
He defended the city's pillar industries - finance, logistics and trade, tourism and professional services.
I disagree with the comments regarding pursuit of new sectors.16 Jan 2013 - 2:34am 1 comment
Barriers, boundaries and beyond - that was the theme of the 5th Asia-Pacific conference on suicide prevention held in Chennai, southeastern India, which I attended.
The focus was on the barriers experienced by the mentally unwell when they try to seek help.14 Jan 2013 - 5:07am
Once more, there has been a tragedy in Hong Kong involving a mentally ill patient and, again, questions are being raised as to whether it could have been prevented. A Tai Koo Shing housewife who had twice threatened to commit suicide strangled her 10-year-old son on Tuesday before hanging herself.13 Jan 2013 - 1:57am
A woman strangled her 10-year-old son before hanging herself at their home in Taikoo Shing yesterday, police said
The apparent murder and suicide happened four days after Louie Miu-man, 47, was discharged from Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan.9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am 1 comment
After more than a quarter century of discussion, the National People's Congress Standing Committee has passed the first national mental health law, including a ban on forced confinement.27 Oct 2012 - 4:36am
Glimpsing into a mind troubled by mental illness may sound difficult, but an art therapy programme by the University of Hong Kong has opened a window into the hearts and minds of people with such a condition.24 Oct 2012 - 12:22pm
More than one-third of Hongkongers suffer from mental illness, according to a survey by city psychiatrists.
The organisers of the Mental Health Month campaign, who conducted the survey, say the findings suggest that middle-aged, poorly educated, jobless men who are shy and quiet are the most vulnerable when it came to mental health.6 Oct 2012 - 4:15am