Suicidal impulses are highly complicated, mixed with unresolved anger and a sense of meaninglessness, hopelessness, loneliness and helplessness. Photo: ShutterstockSuicidal impulses are highly complicated, mixed with unresolved anger and a sense of meaninglessness, hopelessness, loneliness and helplessness. Photo: Shutterstock
Suicidal impulses are highly complicated, mixed with unresolved anger and a sense of meaninglessness, hopelessness, loneliness and helplessness. Photo: Shutterstock

Letters | Crisis helplines should not be judged by speed of response

  • Surveys on how quickly calls to some of Hong Kong’s crisis hotlines are picked up cannot give the full picture on how such intervention works
  • Many factors determine the speed of response but, for the caller, it’s the quality of care provided by the answering social worker or volunteer that counts

Topic |   Suicides in Hong Kong
Suicidal impulses are highly complicated, mixed with unresolved anger and a sense of meaninglessness, hopelessness, loneliness and helplessness. Photo: ShutterstockSuicidal impulses are highly complicated, mixed with unresolved anger and a sense of meaninglessness, hopelessness, loneliness and helplessness. Photo: Shutterstock
Suicidal impulses are highly complicated, mixed with unresolved anger and a sense of meaninglessness, hopelessness, loneliness and helplessness. Photo: Shutterstock
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