A man wipes his eyes after yet another weekend of tear gas on the streets of Hong Kong, on October 6. Photo: AP
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Beneath the Hong Kong protests, a mental-health time bomb is ticking as fear and mistrust grow

  • Hong Kong, with its high suicide rate, has long been ill-equipped to deal with its mental health issues. The unbearable pressures of the ongoing protests could make that challenge the city’s biggest yet

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A man wipes his eyes after yet another weekend of tear gas on the streets of Hong Kong, on October 6. Photo: AP
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Photographers record a protest outside the British consulate in Hong Kong. Journalists have been working long hours covering the unrest in the city. Photo: Rachel Cheung
Rachel Cheung
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Opinion

Rachel Cheung

Hong Kong protests take toll on mental health of journalists, but we find a way to keep going

  • Protesters, law enforcers and Hong Kong residents alike are suffering amid the unrest; it has also affected journalists covering events on the front line
  • Long hours, flashbacks, insomnia – no wonder some seek counselling. Rachel Cheung recalls a moment of quiet connection that gave her the strength to go on

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Photographers record a protest outside the British consulate in Hong Kong. Journalists have been working long hours covering the unrest in the city. Photo: Rachel Cheung
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