The mental health conversation has come a long way over the last couple of years. The stigma surrounding conditions such as anxiety and depression has been reduced, with celebrities and public figures speaking out about their struggles and encouraging others to admit when they’re not feeling OK.
It’s incredible to see these conversations being normalised – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still work to be done. In particular, there continues to be a lack of public understanding and awareness when it comes to less common mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder; a report published by mental health charity Time To Change earlier this year found that 74% of people with experience of a less common mental health problem said fear of stigma and discrimination stops them from doing the things they want to do.
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