Tackling stigma

Piers Morgan really gets my goat. I suppose I should be grateful to have one of the many Twitter accounts he’s blocked over the years. But as someone who works in mental health, Morgan’s relentless stigmatising rhetoric, including his recent attack on gymnast Simone Biles for speaking openly about her own mental health, is something I just can’t keep quiet about (I even dedicated my first book to anyone affected by his nasty nonsense). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-30 19:59:44 UTC ]
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