Gillian Anderson has joined up with MQ mental health to raise much needed awareness for mental health in young people.

Gillian had her own experience with mental health as child, telling The guardian‘ “I was put in therapy at 14! And that started a different path for me, and all the energy I was putting into self-destruction and ‘poor me, and nobody understands me’, I started to funnel into what I was going to do with my life.”


MQ’s mission is “to create a world where mental illness is understood, effectively treated, and ultimately prevented. With the help of our supporters and a global network of leading scientists we can make this a reality. Together we are championing and funding research into mental health that will change millions of lives.”

The first step is awareness.

Many other celebrities including Mel C from the Spice girls are supporting the campaign and you too can create and create  your photo of support too on the MQ website.

PLEASE share your comments with us below

Image credit: Gillian Anderson Twitter


  • Great idea. Young people need a voice, it’s good seeing some star power getting behind these things


  • Great initiative. It’s fantastic to see so many prominent people endlessly work hard to remove the stigma associated with mental health problems.


  • This is wonderful. Good on her! (-:


  • Great and important campaign. Thanks for bringing to more peoples attention.


  • I fully support acknowledgement and awareness of mental illness in young people.


  • Thank you Gillian for bringing more awareness into this important matter for young people.


  • So important !!


  • This is great! We need more awareness! I strongly admire this campaign!


  • Good on Gillian,a great campaign.


  • Wonderful campaign. We need to bring the mental health of our children out in open and spend more funding on it.


  • it is great to see celebrities throwing their support behind these formally taboo issues


  • mental health is a big problem but with the right support people can get the help they need. what needs to be beaten is the war on drugs


  • It always helps to have a famous face supporting a cause, they bring so much attention and focus to issues


  • As a psychiatric nurse I found this of course a great campaign to support !


  • I love it when people with a big public profile support such important causes and metal health is an important cause. We need to look after our young people early on in life and deal with these issues and offer support.

    • Breaking the stigma around mental illness is oh so important.


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