A survey by the Hong Kong Playground Association showed that one third of young people in Hong Kong suffer from stress, anxiety or depression. Photo: Shutterstock

Mental health message to Hong Kong youth: speak up, seek help

  • As the system leaves students overstressed, schools could show them how to achieve positive mental health, including steps to both prevent and cope with mental health issues
  • Mental health is not simply the absence of mental disorder. It is a general state of well-being
Topic |   Health and wellness

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A survey by the Hong Kong Playground Association showed that one third of young people in Hong Kong suffer from stress, anxiety or depression. Photo: Shutterstock
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John Kirwan has been knighted for his work on mental health issues. Photo: Handout
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Patrick Blennerhassett

There’s nothing wrong with being depressed. Rugby legend tackles stigma of mental health issues

  • Former All Blacks player and coach John Kirwan broke barriers when he went public with his struggles with depression
  • Combating mental health issues starts with erasing the stigma and reaching out for help

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John Kirwan has been knighted for his work on mental health issues. Photo: Handout
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