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Opinion

Hong Kong protest violence is leading to mental health catastrophe

Psychological help and public awareness are needed to combat trauma

| Hong Kong, Macao

Stretching into their seventh month, the Hong Kong protests have become an unprecedented political, economic and social crisis affecting everyone here. One effect which demands more attention has been the deterioration in Hong Kongers' mental health.

A longer-term mental health crisis, akin to that which results from a war zone, is starting to bubble underneath the surface. We are facing a cross-generational trauma.

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