Mental health problems are common but nearly 9 out of 10 people who experience them say they face stigma and discrimination as a result. This can be even worse than the symptoms themselves.
We support Time to Change, which is England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
Read these personal stories to understand how stigma can affect people living with mental illness and how conversations about mental health can help strengthen friendships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects many of us:
- Personal stories about living with depression
- Personal stories about living with schizophrenia
- Personal stories about other mental health conditions
Find out how you can get involved in the Time to Change Campaign.