You Are Not Alone

Sometimes feelings just get on top of us. We don’t know what’s going on inside our heads, feeling like we are not in control, and even not sure what’s real and what’s not.

Maybe it’s a one off. Or maybe you’ve been feeling like this for a while. Whatever, it’s important to know that you are not alone. And it’s okay not to feel okay. You’re not the only person who’s not feeling too good.

One in four of us will experience a problem with our mental well-being and up to 30% of young people have suicidal or dark thoughts.

Don’t keep thoughts and feelings to yourself where they can brood.

There is always help. There is always hope. And there is always someone to talk to, whether to just offload or to ask for help.

There are some helpful websites with information that can help explain what you may be feeling and that give practical advice on what to do:

Mind HK – ensuring everyone in Hong Kong living with mental health has the recognition and support they need

Open Up – 24 hour realtime youth emotional support chatline

The Science of Wellbeing – An online course designed to increase your own happiness and build productive habits

If you need help immediately, please call the Samaritans Hong Kong:

24-hour multi-lingual suicide prevention hotline: +852 2896 0000

24-hour suicide prevention services hotline: +852 2382 0000

24-hour befrienders hotline: +852 2389 2222

Or download advice here for how to deal with suicidal thoughts.