Many of you will have read the tragic story of ITV presenter Caroline Flack's death at just 40-years-old.

Although the circumstances surrounding Ms Flack's death have not been confirmed, it has been suggested there is a link with mental health issues.

As reported in The Mail on page seven, several Furness mental health campaigners have called for more compassion in understanding mental health problems, and the effect that social media comments can have on people's health.

As prolific mental health campaigner Dan Webber says, “You simply never know what someone is going through or feeling on the inside, behind a smile. Realise the impact of your words and what you say about others because bullying in any form is cruel and evil and if true, this proves that it can have a fatal effect. You are not on your own, despite what you think.”

In recent times, the seriousness of mental health issues has become more accepted, and where it was once taboo to talk about mental health there is a growing openness.

That openness can save lives. By being honest about your mental health you can get help, and let others know that there is no stigma in doing so.

Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email