"But I truly believe that secrets keep you sick", she said at a fundraiser in California.
"We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma or stymied by misguided ideas that portray these conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing", she continued, before calling on everyone to take a stand. To help alter perception paving the way for a more nurturing road forward and certainly to tackle this thick fog called stigma! Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless, but with the right support, those of us with mental health problems can recover and have equal opportunities in all areas of life.
Life can be so hard to understand, people can be hard to understand and often, we struggle with our own thoughts, reactions and actions.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "We're already making progress when it comes tosuicide prevention, the suicide rate is at its lowest for seven years".
She said a team of health professionals, consisting of a psychiatrist, nurses, counsellors and support staff manage more than 300 persons, who are listed on its register.
World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10, every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
Kirsten worked closely with former Health Minister, Norman Lamb MP, on bringing an Early Day Motion (EDM) and calling for the same level of recognition between mental and physical first aid.
You can get involved by reading the WFMH report about all the issues young people are facing today, donating to mental health charities such as YoungMinds, and sharing stories on social media with the #WorldMentalHealthDay tag.
"Mental health is just as vital to our wellbeing as physical health", Lady Gaga wrote on its site this time past year.
"Mental health is something that fluctuates throughout a lifetime and with more support it makes people more functional".
Schools will also be given help to measure their students' health, including their mental wellbeing, under the plans.
The Children's Commissioner welcomed Mrs May's announcement, but added: "We need to see urgent action and implementation now".
The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per cent). "They don't always want to be referred to onto other services or signposted to other services, they just want to be able to talk to somebody who's going to listen".