Super-connector Hong Kong should also build its bridges to the mainland and the world, between the government and people, and among groups in society – making sure to leave no one behind.
People still struggle to grasp that celebrities, healthcare workers and others who appear outwardly successful can suffer from mental health issues. We need a systematic change in our understanding of mental health and to destigmatise mental illness.
A recently published examines how socioeconomic factors and vaccination roll-out have affected children’s mental health during the pandemic. It reveals an urgent need to remove barriers to food security, mental health services, and housing and employment benefits.