It was just a little more than a year ago year ago when people in this movement and many others used their experiences, voice and collective ‘muscle’ to stand up to two household names who were stocking offensive Halloween costumes with “mental patient” and “psycho ward” themes.
After so many years of working to improve public understanding and attitudes towards mental health problems and those of us with them, when the supermarkets withdrew the costumes, apologising and making donations this was an historic milestone. Becki Luscombe was at the very heart of this.
Time to Change Director Sue Baker responds to today's article in the Health Service Journal by Lisa Rodrigues, Chief Executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust, in which Lisa speaks openly about her experiences of depression and discrimination.
“Lisa's decision to talk openly about her own experiences of mental health problems should be warmly welcomed.