Asian society tends to ignore depression, seeing it as some kind of failure. Photo: Shutterstock
Asian society tends to ignore depression, seeing it as some kind of failure. Photo: Shutterstock
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Depression, the invisible illness: stigma that makes people hide the condition, and why it needs removing

  • Three in every 100 people in Hong Kong suffers from depression
  • In Asian society, depression is rarely talked about because of the shame associated with it. Admitting you have depression may harm your family’s reputation

Asian society tends to ignore depression, seeing it as some kind of failure. Photo: Shutterstock
Asian society tends to ignore depression, seeing it as some kind of failure. Photo: Shutterstock
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