Guiding questions for blog articles

General guiding questions

  • What does mental health mean to you?
  • What are the similarities/differences between your and others’ understanding on mental health?
  • How do you or people around you experience mental health in daily lives?
  • How do you draw the line between good and poor mental health?
  • What are the consequences of good/bad mental health?
  • What are the contextual/generational stressors in Hong Kong?
  • How do you maintain/improve your mental health?
  • How easy/difficult is it to seek help from others? Why?
  • How can your or public understanding on mental health be improved?

Topics of interest

  • What does it mean to be truly healthy?
  • What is ‘happiness’ to you and how important it is in our lives?
  • How do activities we enjoy contribute to our mental health?
  • What personal qualities do you have that help you deal with struggles?
  • In what ways does the neighborhood you reside in influence how you live?
  • In what ways does what we eat impact our mental health?
  • How does being mentally healthy affect our relationships with others?
  • Why is it so important for us to search for the meaning of life?
  • How can we support people who struggle with mental health issues?
  • How does technology affect our mental state?
  • How do digital health interventions improve access to mental health services?
  • In what ways can social media bring people with mental health problems together?
  • Are labels always negative for people with mental health problems?


When writing your story, you should not use the real names of family or friends, individual mental health workers, organizations or others. Instead, use titles such as my “friend,” “brother,” “nurse,” “doctor.” You should avoid publicly criticizing an individual or organization by name if you had a bad experience under their care or in their company. It is okay to talk about your experiences, but don’t identify specific individuals or organizations