should we include “suicide” in the event title?

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What a way to start the first blog post in the new year, which of course, is but an arbitrary measure of time that humans decided on to pressure ourselves to achieve goals and targets. Just because it is a new year, the difficult issues do not go away. It is a real issue. In Hong Kong. And e-ve-ry-where around the world. Emphasis added.

I was first aware of the widespread issue of youth suicides in April last year, when I was quoted in South China Morning Post for an article on depression. Little did I know then it was part of a series on the extent of youth suicides in HK. Two friends encouraged me to do what I am currently doing in Beijing in HK because I grew up there and could relate. A third person whom I had met for the first time over the summer after months of emailing added his support. We decided to do something to talk about this not so lovey-dovey topic. Keep Reading…

about Noch Noch

Enoch Li, (pen name: Noch Noch) is born and raised in Hong Kong and Australia. She has also studied / worked / lived in the US, France, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, China, and has travelled to more than 40 countries. She loves travelling and her curiosity in foreign cultures and languages has led her to enjoy her life as an international executive in the banking & finance industry. However, she was forced to take time off work in 2010 due to her illnesses and after spending time in recovery, cooking, practising Chinese calligraphy, reading and writing – in short, learning to take care of herself and letting out the residual work stress, she has transitioned into a Play Consultant for corporates interested in creative change management and employee well-being using the psychology of playfulness.