(Left to right): Denise Mak, Open Up volunteer; Paul Yip, professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong; and Shirley Chow, Open Up clinical supervisor at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong anti-government protests could ‘negatively impact’ city’s declining suicide rate, local expert warns

  • Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention says suicide rate was 12.2 per 100,000 in 2018, dropping from 12.8 the year before
  • But centre’s director warns the downwards trend could reverse if the ‘unrest continues’
Topic |   Suicides in Hong Kong

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(Left to right): Denise Mak, Open Up volunteer; Paul Yip, professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong; and Shirley Chow, Open Up clinical supervisor at a press conference on Tuesday. Photo: Felix Wong
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