Time to change the way we think about mental health
I've just finished reading a critical article about a campaign I've been working on. I think it's worth drawing attention to because it's followed by a loooong string of comments which add an extremely important dimension to the issues touched on in the campaign.
Above all, there are tons of comments from people who have been affected by mental health problems as well as senior Time to Change people who've been leading a massive research project about it. These are the people at the heart of the campaign objectives, they know first hand about the problems that we're trying to tackle, and for once those opinions are getting a proper public forum to be heard.
I'm betting that (if you haven't already experienced a MHP) even reading this you're probably thinking that this is important for others but irrelevant to your life. That's pretty much how I felt when I started working on it.
That's why this stage of the campaign is aimed at those of us who don't yet equate mental health problems with discrimination, so that eventually we won't even have to debate it.