Mental health boost with fewer jobless

Posted on September 26, 2013

The mental health of citizens has improved this year probably due to a lower unemployment rate, the Equal Opportunities Commission believes.

The commission carried out a mental health index survey on 1,000 respondents from July to August.

It found that 75 percent of respondents had a mental health index of 50 or above - compared with 65 percent last year.

Ferrick Chu Chung-man, head of policy and research at the commission, said improved mental health in Hong Kong may be a result of the lower unemployment rate.

Students enjoyed the best mental health while full-time workers and the unemployed appeared the worst although their conditions improved on last year.

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Category(s):Mental Health in Asia

Source material from The Standard