We know pictures can be just as damaging as words when it comes to mental health problems in the media. Far too often, we have seen the notorious 'headclutcher' - the solitary person, with head in hands, in the stock shots that are used over and over again.
Mental health problems are extremely common across society, with one in four of us experiencing them in any year. Despite being so common, people from all communities will still experience discriminatory attitudes and behaviours that can prevent people from speaking out.
We've just launched a new campaign to encourage all of us to have more open conversations around the subject of mental health. Our new advert highlights the importance of staying in contact and being supportive when friends and family members experience a mental health problem.
31/01/2013 15:42 GMT
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