Tag: Mental health stigma

Schools Should Begin The Conversation

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often surrounds it.  We have mental health awareness months and weeks; we have days dedicated to specific mental health conditions (although you may only be aware of those if you have a personal stake in the condition in question).  This year alone the government pledged £500 million to fund a mental health recovery plan.  So why is it still so difficult to talk about our mental health honestly?

The National Shame Of Love Island

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nstoppable train that is Love Island worries me most because, to me, it means one of two things.  Either the progress we have apparently made as a society in reducing the stigma around mental health and improving attitudes is all fake and is nothing more than a trend for people to get more likes and clout on the internet and no one really wants to fight for genuine change.  Or protecting people’s mental health, preserving someone’s life, is simply not as important to people as some low-rate evening entertainment.

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