Youth

Helping young ones to walk through upheavals 青年心理健康
幫助脆弱無助的青年人走過陰霾
Data generated from the Coroner’s Court shows an increasing trend in youth suicide rate. A 30% increase youth male completed suicide cases (i.e. 8.9% in 2008 and 11.7% in 2009) are recorded. Amongst the aged 15-24, unemployment and school dropout are the major two risk factors identified. And it is also believed that young people are feeling challenged by family and social relationship problems. Some attempted suicide or self-harming by overdosing or wrist cutting. It is no surprising that there are more disconnected adolescents and young adults who are facing hardships without being identified. Although researches in Hong Kong discussing on youth suicide and deliberate self-harm are still limited, social programs organized by the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention of HKU and other community bodies are producing educational resources and prevention programs in helping the vulnerable young ones to walk through their personal upheavals. 從香港死因裁判法庭的數據顯示出,青年人的自殺數字有增加的趨勢,由2008年每十萬人有8.9人增至2009年的11.7人。在15-24歲的青年組群當中,失業和輟學成為其中主要的風險成因。另外,我們相信青年人對家庭和社交關係等問題感到困惑。有些青年人選擇服用大量藥物或界刂手來傷害自己,我們不能夠排除社區上有大部分青年未接受到幫助。雖然香港對有關自我傷害的研究仍然有限,但由香港大學防止自殺研究中心和其他社會團體製作出教育資源和預防自殺的推廣和培訓以幫助這群脆弱無助的青年人來走過他們的陰霾。

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Prevention is the Cure When It Comes to Suicide
及早介入預防自殺發生

Suicide is a worry in any society, but there is a perennial problem in addressing it: how do you intervene and stop it from happening?

Family, MindSpa, Youth

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還孩子一個希望的天空

電影《作死不離三兄弟》(Three idiots)今天仍未落畫。 筆者看後,百感交雜,幾乎眼淚也掉了下來。現在試解構一下這三位idiots 跟家長、跟香港教育制度有什麼關係

Family, MindSpa, Youth

Generation Gap

代溝

王太太的女兒瑪麗十三歲那年,當時的年輕人正流行穿磨得破破爛爛的牛仔褲和花花綠綠的T恤......

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Falling Through the Cracks

The shocking rise in suicides amongst young men can be blamed on a severe lack of social support, says one HKU expert.

MindSpa, Youth

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煩惱纏身

有一位剛剛大學畢業的年輕人來找他的心理學教授,他對畢業之後何去何從,感到無比蚄徬徨。他向教授傾訴一籮筐的煩惱:沒有考上研究生,不知道自己未來的發展。

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A Guide to Help Deliberate Self-harm
處理自我傷害行為實務指引

This guide introduces the effects and treatments of deliberate self-harm (DSH) behaviours.
這本小冊子會介紹自我傷害行為(或稱自毀行為)的影響及治療方法,為 有自毀行為的你、你的家人、朋友或同事而編寫,亦有專為前線社工或醫 護人員而設的章節。

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The Young Werther in 21st Century
廿一世紀少年維特

本中心一項研究顯示,15至24歲男性自殺率明顯上升,由08年每十萬人8.9人增至09年的11.7人,升幅達31.5%。接二連三的自殺事件令人聯想到連鎖效應,年青人萌生尋死念頭,到底元兇是誰?

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「青年支援」與「生死教育」

許多人走向自殺,都是因為寂寞,沒朋友,缺乏家人支持,若身邊有個同行者,彼此分享, 道路也許就會改變。「死亡」是中國人的忌諱,「死」卻是年青人的口頭禪──「未死過呀?」「你去死啦!」 此等戲言戲語,反映了年青人對死亡意義的輕視。