Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong. If we consider why people resort to self harm – as a way of coping, releasing negative emotions, for example – we can perhaps also better understand why destructive behaviour occurs in society. Photo: Ricky Chung

No easy solutions to the problem of suicide and self-harm

Alice Wu says these are painful and complicated issues that are easy to oversimplify – and throwing ‘blood-stained’ exam papers at the education minister, as some lawmakers did, is hardly the best approach

Topic |   Suicides in Hong Kong

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Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong. If we consider why people resort to self harm – as a way of coping, releasing negative emotions, for example – we can perhaps also better understand why destructive behaviour occurs in society. Photo: Ricky Chung
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