Mental health experts warn the economic and social effects of Covid-19 could lead to more suicides than during Sars in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP Mental health experts warn the economic and social effects of Covid-19 could lead to more suicides than during Sars in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Mental health experts warn the economic and social effects of Covid-19 could lead to more suicides than during Sars in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: suicide experts warn of pandemic’s impact on mental health, with Hong Kong’s jobless, poor and elderly most at risk

  • Economic, social effects of Covid-19 ‘could lead to more suicides than during Sars’
  • Losing a job, severe money problems among top suicide risk factors, expert group says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Mental health experts warn the economic and social effects of Covid-19 could lead to more suicides than during Sars in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP Mental health experts warn the economic and social effects of Covid-19 could lead to more suicides than during Sars in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Mental health experts warn the economic and social effects of Covid-19 could lead to more suicides than during Sars in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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