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2017

什麼是健康快樂的生活? 走出主流精神健康論述的二元對立
近年港人對心理健康明顯多了關注。不過,這種進步是社會文明的表徵,還是對「心理科學」的囫圇吞棗?何謂心理健康?本文從3個「二元對立」的關係,簡概剖析主流精神健康的論述背後的一些問題。

Don’t judge Hong Kong parents for giving ‘smart pills’ to hyperactive children
Christian Chan says the recent furore over the supposed overuse of stimulants to help children with ADHD may be hypocritical, given the realities of the rat race in a winner-takes-all world.


2016

In Hong Kong, too many young lives are being cut short by loss of trust and hope for the future
Christian Chan and Amos Cheung say recent youth suicides should focus our minds on helping young people build up their resilience and sense of control towards a viable future.


2015

Hong Kong parents: Allow your children time to rest and play if you want them to succeed in life
Christian Chan and Esther Lau say that more exams and drilling at the expense of sleep and recreation defeats the purpose of advancing children’s growth.

災難後精神健康問題處理
近年天災人禍多不勝數:風災、地震強度、恐怖襲擊死亡人數及病毒擴散的速度,不斷打破紀錄。香港並不是重災黑點,但回顧當代大型事故,如2003年沙士,2012年渡輪慘劇等,不禁令人毛骨悚然,不能掉以輕心。s現時香港只有四百多名臨床心理學家,三百多名精神科醫生。在相對太平盛世的日子已經力有不逮,在紛亂世局,若有嚴重事故,香港資源是否有足夠準備,應對各種困難,度過不測風雲?


2014

惶惶驅蝗的心理
中港矛盾日益嚴重。歧視內地客的言語進階成集體排斥。港人的心情是可以理解的,畢竟種種民生問題,或多或少跟人口劇增有關。生活方式被迫改變;為了自保,民眾起而反抗,本亦無可厚非。

生命中不能承受的悶
環望四周,身邊有多少人低著頭看手機?無可置疑,智能手機己成為很多港人生活上不可缺少的工具。廿一世紀,打發時間易過借火。但是,有涯的時間為甚麼需要「被打發」呢?