Mental illness: It’s okay to speak up

AFTER a long battle with mental illness, Mackay resident Debbie Lattimore is drawing on that experience to help break the stigma surrounding mental health for others.

Mrs Lattimore, who works as a consumer consultant with mental health at the Mackay Base Hospital, is spearheading a new campaign to encourage conversation around the issue and says stigma is one of the biggest contributors to people not seeking help.