Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has written to the Royal Mail, requesting that a stamp be created to commemorate World Mental Health Day 2014.
Mr Evans said: “Mental health is a hugely important issue and one whose social stigma has not yet been eradicated.
“We have come on leaps and bounds in terms of our acceptance and understanding of mental illness but there is still so much more to be done.
“Part of any campaign is social awareness and I can think of no better way of raising that then by having a stamp commissioned by the Royal Mail for World Mental Health Day 2014 and so I have written to Moya Greene with the suggestion.
He added: “This year the campaign focuses on the positive aspects of good mental health in older adults, pointing out that according to the Office of National Statistics on average people aged 55 and over have greater life satisfaction than people aged 25-54 which is definitely a fact worth celebrating.
“I would encourage everyone to take a moment to think about the impact that mental illness has on millions of people and families throughout the world and do what they can to help.”
World Mental Health Day is a campaign run every October by the Mental Health Foundation, aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues and treatments.