Piers Morgan calls UK mental health statistics ‘absolute rubbish’ ahead of new TV show


Piers Morgan called UK mental health statistics “absolute rubbish” during a lengthy interview with Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett.

Speaking before his own new television show Piers Morgan Uncensored, which premieres today (Monday, April 25) on Talk TV, Morgan guested on millionaire entrepreneur podcast The Diary of a CEO to discuss everything from his career to the controversies in which he been involved. for years.

And, during the 75-minute talk, they also voiced their thoughts on the topic of poor mental health, with Morgan explaining how today’s generation seems to have “lost the ability to see mental toughness and resilience, triumph over adversity, and endure adversity times like a badge of honor.” .

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“They are almost a badge of shame,” he added.

“It’s a controversial topic and people say, ‘You’re making fun of mental health,’ but I don’t think so. I think we should separate mental health from mental illness.”

“We all have mental health, but if you have mental illness you need treatment,” Morgan said, before criticizing a report he had read that claimed 33 million people in Britain were mentally ill.

Steven Bartlett is the youngest investor to join Dragons’ Den (Image: BBC)

“No, they’re not. It’s bullshit. It’s complete bullshit,” he continued. “A lot of people identify as mentally ill when they’re really just having exam anxiety or relationship anxiety or whatever, and when we do that, it means people who really need help don’t get it.

“It’s not about being insensitive or insensitive, I think my kids will tell you I spent hours talking about problems with them but I keep coming back to say: ‘Look, life is tough and you have to keep going. fight'”.

Piers made headlines last year when he walked off the set of Good Morning Britain (Image: The Diary Of A CEO/Youtube)

Piers made headlines last year when he walked off the set of Good Morning Britain, following an on-air fight with weather host Alex Beresford over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Morgan said he did not believe Meghan Markle’s claims of mental health issues in the interview, and her comments received the largest number of complaints to Ofcom in its history.

The Diary of a CEO is now available on YouTube. Piers Morgan Uncensored airs on TalkTV starting today (25 April).

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