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In the ongoing effort to dispel the stigmas surrounding mental illness, celebrities are consistently coming out to tell the stories of their own struggles, triumphs and experiences with mental health. Just this week, Hailey Bieber shared that she struggles with insecurities and bullying.

Sophie Turner is the latest celeb to lend their voice to the cause and she encouraged her fellow celebrities to continue doing the same. She also made the point that joking about mental health is not the way to enter into that conversation.

Her thread was in reaction to a tweet from TV host and conservative life commentator Piers Morgan, who shared an interview with Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard wherein she said celebrities who talk about their mental health should be careful about making it seem “fashionable like a Gucci handbag.”

Callard has spoken candidly about her depression in the past and in the interview makes the argument that some celebrities might just be talking about mental illness because it’s trendy, not because it is something they actually experience.

Turner slammed the argument and Morgan’s agreement by countering that shaming people for talking about mental health is never okay. The more people talking about their experiences the better, especially when those people have fan bases who might benefit from hearing their stories.

While her tweets were generally well received, some Twitter users pointed out that humour is a way people often cope with, recover from and discuss their own mental struggles. Another user clarified that she thinks Turner was referring to people making insensitive jokes at the expense of people with mental illnesses.

It’s time we started talking openly about our mental health. Join the conversation on Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 30, and help end the stigma around mental illness. For every text message (not iMessage) sent and mobile or long-distance call made by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS customers, Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health initiatives. The same goes for anyone sending a tweet using #BellLetsTalk, watching the Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, or using the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. But talking about it is just the first step: Visit letstalk.bell.ca for more ways you can effect change and build awareness around mental health.