An HKIS mental health initiative striving to destigmatize mental illness through education and to create a culture of understanding, respect, and support.

Written by Adya Patil

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic mental disorder in which the patient suffers from intrusive thoughts and resulting compulsive behaviors that can severely interfere with one’s daily life. The disorder causes significant impairment for the patient, causing distress in various sectors of their life, examples including…

Written by Nicole Tan

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder are among the most common mental disorders in the world. In Hong Kong, a territory-wide study showed that the prevalence of GAD was 4.2%, with panic disorders being at 4% (or around 300,000 individuals per disorder).

Despite this, however…

Written by Athena Li

In our modern-day society, more and more films and television shows have started to include themes of mental health. Though it seems to have opened up discussions and broken down barriers surrounding various taboo subjects like suicide and depression, through dramatic plots and biased narratives, inaccurate…


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