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Celebrities speak out
We all have mental health, celebrities too and many of them are supporting our campaign. From Brit boy-band The Wanted to Stephen Fry and style guru Gok Wan, they're helping us to spread the word and pledge to end unfair treatment around mental health problems. These famous faces help us to bring mental health into the limelight and end the silence around it.
People with mental health problems face prejudice every day. It’s the small things we all say and do without meaning to that can cause the most harm – like telling someone to ‘snap out of it’ or not keeping in touch. We're supporting Time to Change, to help show that we can all make a small change that will make a big difference.
I’m pledging my support to Time to Change because it’s time we all understood more about mental health problems and how we can support friends and family.
I want to speak out, to fight the public stigma and to give a clearer picture of mental illness that most people know little about.
Talking about mental health problems should be as easy as talking about physical health problems - you wouldn't be ashamed or scared to tell someone you were ill would you? Being open about mental health goes a long way to breaking down the stigma. It's time to talk, it's Time to Change.
People with mental health problems often feel they have to hide it, for fear of how others might react. But mental health problems are so common, they shouldn’t be hidden in shame and secrecy. That’s why I’m supporting Time to Change, to get this issue out into the open.