Understanding your emotions
While growing up, you will be busy discovering the people and things around you. Have you ever stopped for a while and tried to understand your emotions?
Have you ever felt angry, lonely, or overexcited for unknown reasons? Not sure about whether you are affected by depression? Whether these emotions are positive or negative, excessive emotional swings can have harmful effects on mental health.
Common mental stress
They may be caused by examination stress, work pressure, traffic congestion, and disputes with friends, etc.
What to do when we are upset? Let's listen to the advice form the Clinical Psychologist of Department of Health
Side effects of mental stress
All of the above can induce mental stress which in turn causes health problems like insomnia, headaches, stomach-aches, depression, anxiety or panic attacks. Living under long-term stress and without proper treatment can lead to self-destructive acts or suicide which causes distress to family and friends. So, do not make hasty decisions when facing difficulties. Be brave and accept other people’s help. Everyone has pressure. The key is to know how to release it. Expanding your social circle, cultivating personal interests or talking to your trusted seniors and friends are effective ways to reduce stress.
Advice for DSE candidates by Clinical Psychologists from Social Welfare Department
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Ways to deal with emotional problems
If you or someone you know suffers from emotional problems, you can always seek help from professionals like social workers. Besides looking for school social work service, you can also call the Hotline Service for Youth-at-risk or visit any Integrated Children and Youth Services Centre. Social workers are there to give you support and make friends with you. Those who are seriously disturbed or suffering from mental illnesses can seek the assistance of clinical psychologists in the Social Welfare Department, Hospital Authority, or Non-Government Organisations through referrals by social workers or medical doctors.
Muscle Relaxation Exercise (Boy/Girl's demonstration)
Treatments for mental illness
Emotional problems are curable with the right treatments and positive attitudes. Do not hesitate to ask for help whenever necessary. Services for ex-mentally ill persons or E.A.S.Y Programme can tell you how we can help those people adjust to life in the community.
Emotional support hotline
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong 24 hours Hotline: 2389 2222 (Multi-lingual suicide prevention services：2896 0000)
Suicide Prevention Services 24 hours Hotline: 2382 0000
Youth Outreach 24 hours Hotline: 9088 1023
Suicide Prevention Hotline Services Youth Link (14:00-02:00 ; Target: Teenagers aged 24 or below): 2382 0777
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups ‘Youthline’ Hotline (Mon-Sat 14:00-02:00) : 2777 8899
Joyful Mental Health Foundation Emotional Support Hotline (Monday-Friday 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00) : 2301 2303
Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) (Women hotline session: Monday-Friday 14:00-16:00; Counselling hotline session: Monday-Friday 19:00-21:30)：27116622
Other Online Support Services
Round-the-clock counselling (Accessible 24/7)
Facebook messenger : m.me/openup.hk
SMS: 91 012 012
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong
Available on iOS and Android platforms: Chat窿
Monday to Friday, 6 am to 1 am,
Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays from 8 am to 1 am
Caritas Infinity Teens
WhatsApp: 9377 3666
Monday, Tuesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 2 pm to 10 pm
Friday, Saturday: 6 pm to 2 am
eSm^_^iley, Cyber Youth Support Teams, Hong Kong Children and Youth Services
WhatsApp: 6280 6281
Monday, Tuesday & Saturday: 6pm – 2am
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 6pm – 10pm
uTouch, Cyber Youth Support Teams, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
WhatsApp: 6277 8899
(Service Hours of WhatsApp service: Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm, Friday – Saturday: 4pm – 2am)
Tuesday: 10am – 10pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 2pm – 2am
St. James’ Settlement Youth Service 港島區網上青年支援隊 - Six Degree Hubs
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 2pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 2pm
Thursday: 2pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 2pm – 2am
BGCA Nite Cat Online Cyber Youth Support Team
Target: Teenagers aged 24 or below
Online Chatroom: http://nitecat.bgca.org.hk/
WhatsApp: 9726 8159 / 9852 8625
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 6pm – 2am