- Mental health continues to carry a stigma says Sue Baker
- Discrimination can be worse than the illness itself, she says
- Talking about mental health can make a big difference
Sue Baker is director of Time to Change, the British mental health anti-stigma program run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Here, she writes for CNN on World Mental Health Day. The opinions expressed in this report are solely hers.
(CNN)On World Mental Health Day, around the globe many of us, perhaps hundreds of thousands or even millions, will be raising awareness of mental health issues to challenge outdated views, and to put an end to life-limiting, and sometimes life-threatening, stigma and discrimination that's still attached to having a mental health problem in so many countries and communities.