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Mental health stigma and discrimination is harming our next generation

Tragically, a quarter of young people (26%) have said that the stigma attached to their mental illness has made them want to give up on life, according to new statistics released by the mental health anti-stigma programme Time to Change, which is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Furthermore, 27% of young people with mental health problems under the age of 25 say that the discrimination they face as a result has also made them give up on their life’s ambitions .

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Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, England’s biggest mental health anti-stigma programme, run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, said:

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