Singer and songwriter Ellen Loo will also be remembered for her courage in talking openly about seeking help for bipolar disorder. Photo: Jonathan Wong Singer and songwriter Ellen Loo will also be remembered for her courage in talking openly about seeking help for bipolar disorder. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Singer and songwriter Ellen Loo will also be remembered for her courage in talking openly about seeking help for bipolar disorder. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Paul Yip
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Paul Yip and Daniel Lung

How Ellen Loo, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain should inspire those with mental illness to seek help

Paul Yip and Daniel Lung say the conversation around celebrity suicides should focus on the complexity of causes leading to people taking their own lives and the value of reaching out for help

Singer and songwriter Ellen Loo will also be remembered for her courage in talking openly about seeking help for bipolar disorder. Photo: Jonathan Wong Singer and songwriter Ellen Loo will also be remembered for her courage in talking openly about seeking help for bipolar disorder. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Singer and songwriter Ellen Loo will also be remembered for her courage in talking openly about seeking help for bipolar disorder. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Paul Yip

Paul Yip

Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population health and poverty research. He serves as the secretary general of the Asian Population Association and the research chair of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and a member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.

Daniel Lung

Daniel Lung

Daniel Lung a project officer of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong.