“I’ve worked with individuals with varying degrees of mental health illness for about 15 years”

“I’ve worked with individuals with varying degrees of mental health illness for about 15 years. My experience tells me that absolutely people can and do recover from mental health illness and will go on to lead full and meaningful lives, contributing to society. I hope that as a society we continue to work to break down the stigma and discrimination which still exists as this can be one of the main barriers towards recovery. I think it’s so important that people are able to talk about their mental health, which can help encourage people to share how they feel and hopefully access the right support at the right time which can be vital in helping to stop problems becoming worse and having a significant impact on a person’s life.”

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· 1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime
· of those who do, 9 out of 10 report experiencing stigma and discrimination

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