An increasing number of young Hongkongers are seeking help for emotional distress amid the pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee An increasing number of young Hongkongers are seeking help for emotional distress amid the pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee
An increasing number of young Hongkongers are seeking help for emotional distress amid the pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee

Alarming rise in Hong Kong young people struggling with mental health issues amid Covid-19 pandemic, experts warn

  • The Samaritans, which works to prevent suicides, says more than 70 per cent of those using its email services are students
  • Professor Paul Yip, of HKU, says charities should engage early with young people in distress to reduce the suicide rate

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An increasing number of young Hongkongers are seeking help for emotional distress amid the pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee An increasing number of young Hongkongers are seeking help for emotional distress amid the pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee
An increasing number of young Hongkongers are seeking help for emotional distress amid the pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee
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