9 February 2015

Time To Talk Video

This is my video for Mind's Time To Talk campaign, which took place on the 5th February. It encouraged people to spare 5 minutes to speak out on an aspect of mental health, thus raising awareness.

In my 5 minutes, I chose to discuss the urgent need for wider funding within mental health services, specifically outpatient therapy with regard to eating disorders. Mental illness hurts - it can be just as destructive, not to mention life-threatening, as an physical illness. 

Telling someone with an eating disorder to wait 14 weeks for therapy is not okay. Telling someone with severe depression to "hang on" for months on end is not acceptable. 

MPs can keep making all the pledges in the world, but like I have discovered with recovery, it comes down to more than intention alone. It is about ACTION. 


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