Mental illness will affect one in four of us in any given year meaning that it's a really common problem.
Yet some of the news coverage around people with mental health problems can be negative, inaccurate or stereotypical.
When done well, news stories can be a tremendous tool in raising awareness, challenging attitudes and helping to dispel myths.
It can give people with experience of mental health problems a platform and can offer insight for the public into health problems they may have known little about.
However sensationalist journalism and overplaying a risk of violence, promotes fear and mistrust and widens the gap of understanding about mental health issues.