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Jennifer Lawrence criticises mental illness "stigma"

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Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she wants to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Lawrence picked up the 'Best Actress' Oscar for her role as Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook last night and later said backstage that she hopes the movie has helped to break taboos about mental health.

Jennifer Lawrence with her 'Best Actress' Oscar for 'Silver Linings Playbook'

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Jennifer Lawrence with her Oscar



"I don't think we're going to stop until we get rid of the stigma for mental illness," she said. "I know [director] David O Russell won't, and I hope that this helps.

"It's just so bizarre how in this world if you have asthma, you take asthma medication. If you have diabetes, you take diabetes medication. But as soon as you have to take medicine for your mind, it's such a stigma behind it."

Lawrence also joked with reporters when one journalist asked if she is worried that she has "peaked too soon" in her career, as she replied: "Well, now I am! God!"

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Lawrence became a huge talking point when she tripped on her way to accept her award last night (February 24), though she later joked about the incident backstage and blamed it on her dress.

Watch Jennifer Lawrence speaking backstage at the Oscars below:

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