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

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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