The Samaritans Befrienders Hong Kong
The Anti-Suicide test
Role: Concept, Writer, Art Director
An initiative for The Samaritans Befrienders Hong Kong
Context: Thirty-five students took their own lives in 2016; one was just 11 years old. Between 2010 and 2014, Hong Kong saw an average of 23 student suicides a year, according to the University of Hong Kong’s Center for Suicide Research and Prevention. Hong Kong's education system is famously cutthroat, and experts compare it to a pressure cooker. The students spent most of their time doing mock exams. What if we could turn around the thing that leads them to suicide, into the thing that saves them from it?
Idea: The Anti-suicide Test: Transforming the cause of suicide to its own solution
A set of 20 questions especially designed by psychiatrists and academics to test the mental health of students. These questions will be inconspicuously integrated in daily examinations. They are formatted according to each subject that way kids will not suspect anything of them. We will tie-up with the top secondary schools and have them implement the test . When we get the results, we will analyze each one with the help of our psychiatrists and if we see that there are signs of depression, we will reach out to them and their parents to help them.