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Lena Headey Advocates for Mental Health In Greece

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The very popular Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey most prominent as Cersei Lannister just got real about mental health. The actress has always been very vocal on the issue. But this time, she is advocating similar concerns for people in Greece. During her trip to Lesvos, she met quite a few people either suffering or recovering from such issues. And Headey has decided to share their stories on her Instagram posts.

Lena Headey Witnesses Mental Health Crisis in Greece

Lena Headey took to Instagram to share the story of a young man named Patrick from Greece. The actress has previously visited the area back in 2016. But now she returned to witness the mental health crisis that has unfolded. She claimed that Patrick was one of the strong individuals she spoke to, when on tour. And that he was very bright and talking to her was a privilege for her. Not just that but he was also a  human rights activist and social worker in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cersei Lannister shared that Patrick received help from a mental health center and that’s what saved his life. And now he is giving it back to anybody who needs it at camp. In Moria, where the camp is located, there is very little for people to feel hopeful about. But Patrick is a source of strength. The Game of Thrones star added that she will continue to share stories of other people she has met. And how everybody can make a difference.

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I’ve just come back from the island of Lesvos, Greece. This is my second time here with @theIRC @IRCEurope. I first came here in 2016 and now I’m back, to witness the mental health crisis that has unfolded. I have spoken to many incredible individuals – like this young man, Patrick. He’s bright and he’s strong. Sitting with him was a privilege. He was a human rights activist and social worker in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He said that the help he received from the mental health centre is what saved him. He now helps those in need at the camp. He is a vital source of strength and hope inside Moria, where there is very little for people to feel hopeful about. I’ll be sharing more stories of the people I’ve met, what I’ve seen, and how you can make a difference.

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Lena Headey is Always Vocal About Mental Health

The GOT actress has also previously expressed concerns about similar issues on social media. When questioned by a fan, she tweeted that she does have anxiety and depression. She claimed its real and chemical. But apart from voicing her own situation, she also gave out powerful messages on how everyone is enough. And what we have is enough.

Lena Headey is a British actress best known for her portrayal of Cersei Lannister on the HBO series Game of Thrones which is all set to air its last season. For this role, she has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Apart from GOT, she has appeared in Fighting With my Family and The Purge. 

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