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Shea Wong

Writer based in London, passionate about politics, mental health, parenting, and business

Eight years ago, Shea was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. Since then she has worked hard to educate herself and those around her on the experience of mental health issues and has learned that her illness need not define her.

Recently, Shea has worked closely with campaigns such as Time to Change to help end the discrimination that many people with a mental health problem still face. She wants others to understand that a mental health problem is nothing to be ashamed of and if we all learn to be a bit more open about it we can help to break the taboo.
It's Time We Had A Conversation About Mental

It's Time We Had A Conversation About Mental Health

One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, yet it's still seems such a difficult subject to talk about. I remember 20 years ago, no one talked about cancer. Why is it that when an illness is visible, we can embrace the patient, but when it is invisible, in the mind, we seem scared to even say the words?
11/06/2012 09:26 BST