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

Hong Kong is in the grip of an alarming rise in the number of young people struggling with emotional distress and suicidal thoughts during the coronavirus pandemic, sparked by school closures, feelings of isolation, family arguments, and uncertainty over the future, local charities have warned.Three health organisations said they were turning their focus on services for young adults in response to the worsening situation.The Samaritans, a suicide prevention charity, said more than 70 per cent…

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