Sophie Turner shuts down Piers Morgan over mental health tweets

Angelo Anderson
January 12, 2019

Callard said they must be careful not to glamorize the topic, an opinion that drew a swift response on social media from celebrities including Piers Morgan and Sophie Turner.

Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in Game Of Thrones, replied to his tweet and wrote: "Or maybe they (celebrities) have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects 1 in 4 people in United Kingdom per year".

People are so afraid to discuss their mental health issues because of that overwhelming and unnecessary stigma.

Callard has spoken candidly about her depression in the past and in the interview makes the argument that some celebrities might just be talking about mental illness because it's trendy, not because it is something they actually experience. There is a danger it can become "fashionable"'. "The only way to get rid of the stigma is to be open about mental illness".

A few hours after that tweet, Turner shared a thread addressing people who joke about mental illness. "But please go ahead and shun them back into silence".

When pushed to name the celebs he thinks are faking mental illness - suggesting he may want to tell Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to his face - Piers replied: "Sadly I know a lot of well-known people (not The Rock) who've jumped on the "victimhood" bandwagon to get positive publicity for themselves".

Meanwhile Great British Bake Off victor Nadiya Hussain wrote a response to his initial reaction to Callard's claim with: 'You haven't got a clue'. "You are loved and supported", she concluded.

She explained: 'There is becoming more and more help for people who are suffering from clinical depression or any kind of mental illness, but for the people who live with those people it's so hard.

Perhaps someday they might all get along.

Approximately one in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem each year, according to the charity Mind.

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