Hong Kong (CNN)He just wanted help, but it proved much harder to find in Hong Kong than at home.
In one of the most densely populated areas in the world -- with many people working long hours, severe air pollution, skyrocketing home costs, strict schools and a fragile political climate -- at least one in six Hong Kong residents have a common mental disorder, such as anxiety, depression and psychotic disorders, according to two studies cited by Sherry Kit Wa Chan, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Hong Kong.
Despite the numbers, Laurence Grant discovered that the amount of resources available to those in need of mental health support was not enough.
In October, his girlfriend, Olivia Parker, found him dead in their Laos hotel from a mix of alcohol, sleeping pills, antidepressants and antipsychotic medicine.
"In Hong Kong, there didn't seem to be an obvious place he could go to for help," Parker said, adding that there was no implication that his death was intentional.
Souriquois: We are on discord
Jan 23, 2022 21:14:48 GMT -4
soul49: I can definitely see this forum is dead. Do people still chat in other areas? I've been very busy over the past year with university work and other stuff, but would be cool to catch up with folks on occasion. Just know I'm still alive lol.
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soul49: Happy belated New Year
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catman: almost xmas guys and gals
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Souriquois: didn't help that we had an election
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Souriquois: No getting bad again, even with 80% of people vaccinated
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soul49: Hows Covid up there in Canada? Things looking slightly better?
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