Protesters rest in front of buildings in Central district. Four deaths amid protests against the extradition bill are pointing to an alarming trend. It’s time to join hands to restore calm and hope to Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
Jenny Huen
Opinion

Opinion

Jenny Huen

We need to bring hope back into the lives of young Hongkongers

  • Hopelessness has been found to be a major risk factor for suicide. While it’s sad that a few might have been driven to despair by recent events, we must take a cautious approach to those cases for the sake of other vulnerable people

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Protesters rest in front of buildings in Central district. Four deaths amid protests against the extradition bill are pointing to an alarming trend. It’s time to join hands to restore calm and hope to Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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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.