For some Hongkongers, the protests against the proposed extradition amendment and the chief executive have been a family affair. Photo: Edmond So For some Hongkongers, the protests against the proposed extradition amendment and the chief executive have been a family affair. Photo: Edmond So
For some Hongkongers, the protests against the proposed extradition amendment and the chief executive have been a family affair. Photo: Edmond So
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

If extradition protests left you emotionally distressed, here’s how to protect your mental health and your children’s

  • Overexposure to distressing events, like clashes between protesters and police, can have a big impact on people’s well-being, especially children’s. But we can learn to protect ourselves and recognise signs that we may be at an emotional tipping point

For some Hongkongers, the protests against the proposed extradition amendment and the chief executive have been a family affair. Photo: Edmond So For some Hongkongers, the protests against the proposed extradition amendment and the chief executive have been a family affair. Photo: Edmond So
For some Hongkongers, the protests against the proposed extradition amendment and the chief executive have been a family affair. Photo: Edmond So
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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.