“Mental health stigma costs over a year of support”

A new survey by the mental health anti-stigma campaign Time to Change reveals that nearly 60% of people with a mental health problem are waiting over a year to tell the people closest to them about it. The data, which shows that stigma is still preventing people from getting support from their family and friends when they need it the most, is being released on Time to Talk Day (today, Thursday 5 February), when the nation is encouraged to break the silence surrounding mental health problems.