Today saw a massive win for people campaigning to end mental health discrimination!
After the shock of seeing major supermarkets stocking an offensive 'mental patient' fancy dress costume, people took to social media to show the world what a #mentalpatient really looks like, using humour and positivity.
A big thanks to everyone who tweeted and Facebook messaged us with their photos, helping to raise awareness of mental health issues. This public outcry resulted in the costume being removed from sale at Asda and Tesco, helping people to understand that people with mental health problems are not only *like* you and me, they *are* you and me.
Take a look at some of the day's events:
Sue: "Asda have withdrawn the 'mental patient' costume, but we're urging them to go further & become engaged in the anti-stigma movement"— Time to Change (@TimetoChange) September 26, 2013
Asda's donation welcome but we want to see a commitment to work with staff+customers to tackle mental health stigma http://t.co/rx1SsmYrqC— Time to Change (@TimetoChange) September 26, 2013