If you break your leg and have it put in plaster, people will give you sympathy and hope you feel better soon.
But if your illness is mental rather than physical, it can be a different story.
Unfortunately stigma can still be a big problem for people who suffer with mental ill health, but the news that Catherine Zeta Jones has been treated for Bipolar II Disorder shows that it can affect absolutely anyone.
Figures show 1 in 6 people in Wales will have a mental health problem, and 1% of the population will be diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
That means someone you know is likely to have mental ill health at some point in their life
According to Catherine’s publicist, she checked into a mental health facility for treatment following the stress of dealing with her husband’s throat cancer.
With so many of us experiencing similar stresses and strains in our every day lives, it’s hoped her announcement will break down the stigma surrounding mental ill health.
And also encourage others with mental ill health to get the help they need.
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