News Update

  • 30.10.2014

       Mental illness is a difficult subject. Many people are even unaware they are suffering from it. A young psychiatrist ventures into a lone voyage to fight against his depression. On the sea he records stories of people departed from this world prematurely, while what awaits him on the shore is the ultimate irony of life. Award-winning director Scud’s latest movie “Voyage” tells stories of life and death. The “Voyage” Charity Premiere

  • 25.09.2014

    Our latest TV interview by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service has been broadcast. Through this interview we are encouraging people to care about and show concern of those around them as a way in preventing suicide. The interview clipping can be viewed here (in Cantonese).

  • 12.09.2014

    A joint press conference with HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention was held on the campus of the University of Hong Kong on 10th September in observance of the World Suicide Prevention Day 2014  to advocate policy makers and industrial associations to develop regulations and long-term strategy that can urge various stakeholders to take preventing suicide and promoting mental health as a multi-sectoral priority. The theme this year is Suicide Prevention: One

  • 10.09.2014

    SCMP has recently done an investigative reportand interviewed us on the worrying situation of elderly suicide in Hong Kong. The story was published today and can be read here.

  • 10.09.2014

    RTHK5 interviewed us recently to talk about the urgency and importance of supporting suicide survivors. Archive of the programme is avaialable here. (The programme was broadcast in Cantonese)

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Because we know emotional distress does not discriminate or choose its time, we are always here for our callers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.   Because suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death in Hong Kong, we have to do as much as we can, despite limited resources, to raise emotional health awareness and to encourage people in need to seek emotional support.   People