“Progress in mental health in a population cannot be made without tackling the issues of stigma and discrimination. To curb these is a challenge to the entire society, not just patients and professionals.”
The World Health Organisation defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In Hong Kong and globally, mental health remains largely misunderstood and not equated (in both prevention and treatment) to physical illness.
An estimated 1 in 7 people in Hong Kong will experience a common mental disorder at any given time. Of those experiencing a mental health disorder, three-quarters will not seek professional help. Many will continue to suffer in isolation as a result of stigma, feelings of shame, lack of awareness about their condition, and a shortage of accessible professional support. Further statistics show that many environmental, personal and social stressors also contribute to mental health problems.
Prevalence of Mental Health Problems
Free short-term mental health support 免費短期精神健康支援
Are you, or someone you know, feeling stressed, worried, or low due to COVID-19?
Mind HK, supporting the COVID mental health relief committee, is providing free one-to-one online mental health support from a qualified mental health professional, to support individuals affected by the pandemic.
Mind HK 將聯同一群治療師所成立的 COVID 精神健康援助委員會合作推出精神健康援助計劃，由專業治療師為因疫情受情緒困擾人士提供免費個人精神健康支援。
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