Hong Kong Sees “Alarming Rise” In Suicide And Depression Among Young People
The end of Hong Kong as a bastion of freedom, officially, is a big loss psychologically for some. Now the Chinese Communist Party has direct and official control.
Then add the Covid lockdown that came on the heels of the anti-Chinese resistance protests.
Now, the SCMP reports that Hong Kong is in the grip of an alarming rise in the number of young people struggling with emotional distress and suicidal ideation, while a rise in the suicide rate that predated COVID-19 appears to have worsened. The paper (infamously controlled by a Communist Party member and billionaire Chinese tech entrepreneur) attributed these conditions to the pandemic, but we suspect that Beijing’s brutal crackdown on dissent with its new national security law has contributed to general feelings of malaise in the tiny, but densely populated metropolitan area.
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