6.5% Taiwanese people found to have emotional issues: survey

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/09/03
By: Chen Wei-ting and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) Some 6.5 percent of the respondents to this year’s annual mental health and suicide prevention and awareness survey by the Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center (TSPC) were found to have emotional issues and to be in need of assistance.

If calculated based on Taiwan’s total population of 23.55 million, the percentage means that 1.53 million people are emotionally disturbed and need help, said TSPC Director Lee Ming-been (李明濱) Sunday at a press conference held to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, observed on Sept. 10 every year.

The figures were reached via the TSPC telephone survey among people aged over 15 nationwide, which received a total of 2,098 valid responses.    [FULL  STORY]

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