By: Lung Pei-ning and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) A study of Taiwanese people’s sense of happiness and depression,
released Friday, showed that 17.1 percent of surveyed adults around Taiwan were either unhappy or very unhappy.
Based on official data that the population of people aged 18 or older was 19 million this year, that meant some 3.3 million people were unhappy.
Among the unhappy locals, nearly 50 percent showed obvious signs of depression, with some requiring professional assistance, said Yeh Ya-hsing (葉雅馨), head of the mental health section of John Tung Foundation, on Friday as she publicized the survey’s findings.
John Tung Foundation is a Taipei-based civil group devoted to the promotion of public health. [FULL STORY]