January, 2012

Celebrities bring awareness

Celebrities bring awareness around mental illness

Following on from the new website produced by Ruby Wax, it is welcoming to hear celebrities demonstrating their courage in talking openly about their struggles with mental illness. This highlights that anyone can suffer; mental illness can affect anyone.

 Footballers Stan Collymore (pictured) and Vincent Pericard recently joined many other celebrities to come out and talk about their situation. Stan Collymore’s honest and personal account of his own struggles was reported in the telegraph >  STAN COLLYMORE   We can only speculate as to how this openness might have made a difference to the recent tragic suicidal death of the Welsh football manager Gary Speed.

Hopefully this demonstration of public openness will reduce the stigma attached to mental illness and help others who are struggling to feel that it is acceptable to seek professional help.


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