Thursday 14th June 2012 | 15:49
Time For Change: Response to two MPs disclosing mental illness in Parliament today
Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, England's biggest mental health anti-stigma programme, run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, said:
"It is incredibly encouraging to hear the news that Charles Walker MP and Kevan Jones MP have both spoken out in Parliament today about their experience of mental illness.
"This will go down in the history books as we have never before seen our political leaders and parliamentarians feel able to discuss their mental health problems openly without fear of discrimination.
"We want people from all walks of life to be able to do the same and it's great to see politicians making a stand."