Sophie Turner Calls Out Piers Morgan for His Tweets About Mental Health

Lawrence Kim
January 11, 2019

Reacting to her bawdy response, Piers replied: "Hi Sophie, please don't abuse me like this - it's harmful to my mental health".

It came after Good Morning Britain host Morgan quoted an article on the social media site, which featured Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard questioning stars' motives for discussing illnesses such as depression and anxiety.

'Or maybe they 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'.

The 53-year-old presenter then took to Twitter to agree with her comments.

Piers Tweeted: 'She'll be hammered for saying this, but it's 100% true'. She pointed out how important it is for people in the public eye to be honest about mental illness now more than ever.

'But please go ahead and shun them back into silence'.

A few hours after that tweet, Turner shared a thread addressing people who joke about mental illness.

Do you think Piers is right and celebs fake mental illness?

He writes to her, 'Do you think abusing people helps their mental health, Ms Turner? "You're so loved. You are NOT a burden".

Great British Bake Off victor Nadiya Hussain, 34, also criticised the comments, writing: "You haven't got a clue".

The controversial presenter responded: "As I've always said, those suffering from genuine mental illness need proper help & support".

I think we are now definitely chipping away at the stigma. The most recent figures from the World Health Organization state that over 300 million people suffer depression globally, describing the disorder as "the leading cause of disability worldwide", and "a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease".

'There's a great deal of glamour going with it now and it's not a glamorous illness, it's not glamorous for the person who has to live with that and nearly become the carer'.

According to the World Health Organization, 25% of the world's population will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives, but almost two-thirds of people with a mental illness won't seek help.

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