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Dr Larina Chi-lap Yim

Psychiatrist
Shatin Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry
Dr Larina Chi-lap Yim is a psychiatrist at Shatin Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry. In 2011, she collaborated with The Salvation Army, St. James’ Settlement and The Christian Concern for the Homeless Association to conduct a study to determine the prevalence of mental illness in the homeless population in Hong Kong. In 2014, Yim decided to take a step further and proposed the “Cure Angels” Community Health Service Spots project to The Salvation Army. Together, they set up the city’s first-ever mobile service station, offering physical and mental health examinations to homeless individuals.
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Mental illness among the homeless in Hong Kong: The sorry state of being left outside alone
Mental illness among the homeless in Hong Kong: The sorry state of being left outside alone
Psychiatrist Dr Larina Chi-lap Yim has been working hand-in-hand with social workers and NGOs to identify homeless individuals with mental illnesses in Hong Kong and help them access mental health services. In this exclusive interview, Yim shares her stories of looking for the neglected population in the city and the challenges in treating mental illnesses among homeless individuals in Hong Kong.