Monday, 13 January 2014

Recommended reading: Zhang Lijia on the mental health of migrant workers

Migrant workers suffer from a wide range of mental disorders, caused by their working situation, according to Zhang Lijia at the CNN-website. Her findings are based on recent research by Yu Cheng,Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. "We just have to pay more attention to mental diseases as they can lead to suicide," said Cheng.
He recommends compulsory mental health testing in the workplace and a practice he calls "positive psychological intervention" -- setting up hotlines and counseling services and providing workers with more opportunities to socialize.
China Herald.

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