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Hong Kong witnesses alarming rise in young people struggling with mental health issues amid Covid-19 pandemic, experts warn

Hong Kong has witnessed an alarming spike in the number of young people struggling with emotional distress and suicidal thoughts amid the coronavirus pandemic, sparked by school closures, feelings of isolation, arguments with parents, and uncertainties about the future, local charities have warned.Three health organisations said they were turning to focus their services on young adults in response to the situation.The Samaritans, which works to prevent suicides, said more than 70 per cent of…


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