Reducing stigmatisation towards mental disorder among elderly in Hong Kong

Kam Kong Lit, Tin Sing Vincent Law

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

The mental health and well-being among the elderly become worse when there is misunderstanding towards related illness. Due to the lack of appropriate promotion on mental healthcare, mental disorder patients need to suffer from long-term persecution. Meanwhile, the elderly in Hong Kong are being isolated with lower self-esteem, which accelerated further problem of mental disorder. Hong Kong society is lacking education and promotion of mental health and well-being, the stigmatisation towards mental disorder is a barrier for mental disorder patients. This review explores how the stigmatisation border the recovery from mental disorder among the elderly in Hong Kong, outlines the approaches and policies which may be able to decrease the stigmas and propose Hong Kong as an age-friendly city with healthy mental.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Promotion of Mental health, Mental disorder, Stigmatisation, Elderly, Healthy Social Environment, Education, Social Contact

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