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Charles Walker MP on his mental health issues

15 June 2012 Last updated at 14:11 BST

Conservative MP Charles Walker said it was "liberating" to talk about mental health issues that have affected him for 31 years and it had made him a "more honest person".

The chairman of the all-party mental health group said that people who are affected felt frightened and excluded, but had thanked him for raising the issue, while he said the press was more becoming more responsible about how it reported mental health.

He discussed the Commons debate on mental health with Andrew Neil, Andrew Pierce of the Daily Mail and political commentator Gaby Hinsliff.

Commons debate on mental health

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