An image from a series by photographers Bex and Nic Gaunt in a project to raise awareness about mental health. The images showing ordinary people holding up out-of-proportion stones, a metaphor for the weight and burden that sufferers of mental illness must carry on a daily basis. Photo: Bex and Nic Gaunt An image from a series by photographers Bex and Nic Gaunt in a project to raise awareness about mental health. The images showing ordinary people holding up out-of-proportion stones, a metaphor for the weight and burden that sufferers of mental illness must carry on a daily basis. Photo: Bex and Nic Gaunt
An image from a series by photographers Bex and Nic Gaunt in a project to raise awareness about mental health. The images showing ordinary people holding up out-of-proportion stones, a metaphor for the weight and burden that sufferers of mental illness must carry on a daily basis. Photo: Bex and Nic Gaunt
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

As the coronavirus unleashes a mental distress epidemic in Hong Kong, time to face our vulnerability

  • Nearly three-quarters of Hongkongers show depressive symptoms, a significant rise over last year
  • In addition to introducing mental health metrics into policymaking, each one of us must boost our mental health literacy and stop stigmatising mental illness

An image from a series by photographers Bex and Nic Gaunt in a project to raise awareness about mental health. The images showing ordinary people holding up out-of-proportion stones, a metaphor for the weight and burden that sufferers of mental illness must carry on a daily basis. Photo: Bex and Nic Gaunt An image from a series by photographers Bex and Nic Gaunt in a project to raise awareness about mental health. The images showing ordinary people holding up out-of-proportion stones, a metaphor for the weight and burden that sufferers of mental illness must carry on a daily basis. Photo: Bex and Nic Gaunt
An image from a series by photographers Bex and Nic Gaunt in a project to raise awareness about mental health. The images showing ordinary people holding up out-of-proportion stones, a metaphor for the weight and burden that sufferers of mental illness must carry on a daily basis. Photo: Bex and Nic Gaunt
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.