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University steps up efforts after another suicide

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is to step up its counselling service under emergency measures worked out after the institution lost another of its students to suicide last weekend, writes Ng Kang-chung for South China Morning Post.

A psychiatrist will be hired to visit the campus once a week to see students with needs, and three more counsellors are being recruited for the student affairs office to expand the team there from eight to 11. The university will also set up a midnight counselling hotline in cooperation with the Federation of Youth Groups.

A university medical student (20) jumped to her death in Fanling last Saturday. She was said to be under stress because of examinations. She was reportedly the seventh student from the university to commit suicide in the past year and the fifth since the start of this academic year.
Full report on the South China Morning Post site
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