The strides made by society to recognise and treat mental health over the last few years have been monumental and invaluable in helping people dramatically improve their lives after suffering from a form of the condition.
It still suffers from the same thing that it has for a while, of course, and that’s people being dangerously facetious about the severity of mental problems, trivialising depression and other conditions.
With that, actor Beverley Callard came out recently, saying how she believes that many celebrities are trying to make mental illness “fashionable”.
The Sun reported on this and tweeted the link to said article and, of course, this was picked up by Piers Morgan. The pseudo-journalist then did something rather uncharacteristic and shared his opinion on the matter, saying “She’ll be hammered for saying this, but it’s 100% true.”
You’d expect nothing less from Morgan, to be fair. I don’t know why we’re constantly surprised.
Anyway, seeing that, Sophie Turner (of Game of Thrones fame) was not one bit pleased, taking to Twitter and responding to Morgan’s message.
“Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects 1 in 4 people in UK per year. But please go ahead and shun them back into silence. Tw*t.“
Pretty comprehensive from her and she raises a good point; one that, no doubt, Piers didn’t even consider. The replies were backing her on Twitter…
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— Brandon Foltz (@BCFoltz) January 9, 2019
— rowena (@luviemophie) January 9, 2019
I ain’t seen Sansa go off like this since she fed Ramsay to his own dogs
— Brodie (@Grodie_Brodie) January 9, 2019
— Mary Waugaman 📚🐭 (@MaryWaugaman) January 9, 2019
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