Mental health issues in Hong Kong surging amid tumultuous protests, experts say

Demonstrators stand outside the Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's office during a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China, June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Stress and trauma over the political turmoil surrounding Hong Kong’s extradition bill has created an unprecedented mental health problem that the city is not equipped to deal with, medical professionals say. Discussion of mental health carries a huge stigma in the Chinese-ruled territory, and younger people are particularly vulnerable because of […]

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