Coverage of Mental health issues in the media
On my drive into work this morning I turned up the radio to discover that the main headline on BBC news was about Mental Health issues in the UK. After all the news articles I read on the subject I was thrilled to see this as a main headline and that it was being talked about and was getting a lot of coverage and people were talking about it.
Even happier was I to discover that there was a live talk being held, hosted by Victoria Derbyshire. With a host of panelists, and a crowd of people I knew it was going to be one to watch.
As I watched I was amazed by peoples stories of being sectioned and the struggles they had gone through. It was great to see issues being raised about problems that had occurred whilst they had being sections and bringing this into the forefront of the media to be discussed with health care professionals and the public.
With a live Twitter stream running under the hashtag #victoriaLIVE as well it gave a chance for the public to have their say on what the professionals had said and about the stories that sufferers had shared.
We at Chrysalis are glad that this made the news and the stories told really touched us, the same, we am sure that they touched everyone who watched.
I hope more comes from this news story and i will be keeping an eagle eye out at the news over the coming weeks and months.