Hong Kong students showing signs of depression as new school year brings heavier workload and added stress

Nov 2, 2021 | INVESTING

More than half of some 3,600 Hong Kong secondary school pupils questioned by a youth group showed signs of depression, researchers said on Tuesday.The Federation of Youth Groups poll in October found that while more than a third were happy to be back in school for the new term, 51.9 per cent of them scored over 16 on a 20-question depression scale, indicating they were showing signs of the mental illness.“More common symptoms include a loss of focus, anxiety over issues that were previously not…

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