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Mental health friendships lost

Three quarters of people who have experienced a mental health problem say they have lost friendships as a result of their illness a survey has revealed.

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Mental health sufferers admit to losing friends over illness

Three quarters of people who have experienced a mental health problem say they have lost friendships as a result of their illness.

People who suffer mental health problems feel they are unable to talk openly about them Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A survey carried out by mental health anti-stigma programme Time to Change has revealed that people who suffer from mental health problems feel they are unable to talk openly to their friends.

And, because of the stigma surrounding mental illness, many people shy away from supporting someone they know who might be experiencing it.

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