1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. These stories are about the ways that parents can support their child when they are going through a mental health problem. 

When the stigma is harder than the illness itself...

October 10, 2011

Time to Change blogger LauraThe Time to change campaign is so so important as many people suffering from mental health problems feel the stigma and discrimination attached to having a mental illness is harder to cope with than the illness itself.

Keeping it in the family

October 10, 2011

Time to Change bloger NinaThe first form of mental health related stigma I experienced was from my own parents.  

When I was first diagnosed with depression, my parents encouraged me to keep it a secret and made it clear they did not want other friends or family members to find out. This made me feel alone and ashamed of how I felt. 

Time to talk ... with Dad

September 6, 2011

Time to Change blogger Andrew with his daughterMy name is Andrew and I’m a very proud dad who looks after my son and daughter, who have both been diagnosed with a mental health problem.  I was really interested to see the results from the recent survey by Time to Change that found that ‘dads were the last person we talk to about a mental health problem.'