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By Yannie Chan | October 8th, 2021

Mental health charity Mind HK is partnering with Jardine Matheson Group’s charity MINDSET Hong Kong, to launch an exhibition and book of “More Than a Label: This is our story” involving Mind HK’s ambassador’s stories and their recovery journeys.

The exhibition runs from October 15 to 19 at Sheung Wan’s The Wild Lot, and will feature over 30 personal stories of mental health recovery journeys. The accompanying book launch of “More Than a Label: This is our story” is a more detailed look into more than 40 Hongkongers’ mental health stories.

The exhibition and book launch is part of a wider campaign “More Than a Label” to improve mental health literacy from different perspectives, ultimately lower the levels of stigma and develop a far more tolerant attitude towards mental health within the society.

In a recent survey conducted by Mind HK, 46% of the respondents believe that the leading cause of mental illness is a lack of self-discipline and willpower. 23% and 33% of respondents said they would not be willing to work or live nearby with someone with mental health problems respectively. It shows that there is still a high level of stigma surrounding mental health in Hong Kong.

The Wild Lot, shop B, G/F 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan

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