Noting the stigma attached to treating mental illnesses, a Hong Kong-based entrepreneur has adopted a community-based approach.
In a fraught world, nearly four in 10 adults said they had experienced worry (40%) or stress (40%) according to last year’s Gallup Global Emotions Report. The United Nations has warned that a global mental health crisis is looming as economic turmoil, isolation and uncertainty all contribute to psychological distress. In Hong Kong, 61% of adults suffer from poor mental well-being according to a recent study by mental health charity MIND. The same study found that 60% of Hongkongers do not know where to seek help regarding mental health issues other than hospitals, and 74% of mental health sufferers do not seek any form of professional treatment.More