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Elliot

Elliot

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Suzanne

I have been silent in dealing with mental health for fearing that no one would understand, think I am weird or just making excuses. It has only caused me to feel more alone and become more isolated. I am a huge supporter of equality and usually the first person to react when I see or hear something unjust. Why have I never done this for myself? Easy answer, stigma. Today I will start to find the courage to tell my story to those around me in order to create understanding...time to change.

maggie

maggie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

beatrip

beatrip

I'm still very scared but I'm here to stop

Pedro

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Gracie

Gracie

I will share my mental health story to help others and I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Jess

Jess

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Jamie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Lilacellie

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Cherub

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Janey

I pledge to help try to end the stigma attached to mental health x

Jenny

Jenny

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

melly

melly

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Mouse

we are all affected by mental health issues!

Lynn

Lynn

I have suffered with depression in silence for too long, we need people to have a better understanding of the problems anyone with this condition faces on a daily basis

Amz

Amz

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Peter

Peter

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Abi

Abi

I will not stop spreading word of my experience with mental health.

Alan

Alan

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Richard

Richard

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

nikki

nikki

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

liz

liz

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

el

el

I pledge to help create a world where mental health issues are considered as valid as physical health issues.

Mic

Mic

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Bebe

Bebe

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Big Bird

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Johanna

Johanna

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Samantha

Mental illness is all around us. Chances are we all know someone that is suffering. Unfortunately most of them are stuck in silence and fear of sharing their story or seeking help. It's my pledge to share my story and my struggles in hopes that it brings awareness and acceptance that will open the gates of stigma which will release these people from their mental prisons and allow them to get the help that they need without being ostracized.

Claire-Anne

Claire-Anne

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Claire

Claire

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Chris

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Dolly

I have struggled with mental health from the age of 13, only recently got diagnosed Rapid Cycle Bi Polar, I am open about my story and never ashamed to tell people that I have this diagnosis, I am medicated and still on my journey to recovery, I am lucky to have a few friends that are brilliant with me when I fall unwell, if anyone wishes to contact me for general chat or advice, Please do, I am so passionate about breaking stigma!! Shezza113@hotmail.com
Stay strong, just remember "always be yourself, because everyone else is already taken"

Julie

Julie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Lucy

I have anxiety and my boyfriend has bipolar and depression and I want people to know the seriousness of mental health so I'm going to do an assembly at my school and share my story to make people aware of this huge issue.

Imogen

Imogen

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Benj

Benj

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Kevin

Kevin

I feel like no one understands what I'm going through sometimes. I want to help others not feel like that

Christine

I talk about anxiety and others tell me about theirs.

Leigh

Leigh

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

James

James

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

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tish

tish

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

JohnHenry

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Nan

Imagine a world where the most unique minds are celebrated and accepted. My goal is to help educate others so those of us struggling with mental illness don't stay so very misunderstood. To spend our lives offering out best to society while we learn to manage our struggles.

Clare Marie

Clare Marie

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Harley Reiss

Harley Reiss

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Emma

Emma

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Matt

Matt

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Penny

Penny

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Becca

Becca

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Sue

Sue

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Emma

Emma

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Laura

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Dafydd

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

emma

emma

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Alison

Alison

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Sharon

Sharon

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Georgina

Georgina

1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem in their life. We need to reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems so people can get the right support at the right time by the right person.

Clare

Clare

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Rach

Rach

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Alice

Alice

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Molly Jo

Molly Jo

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Bird

I know I am no expert on mental health, but from my very own personal dealings with terrible depression. I at least feel that my story might help others. I don't go on about it but I don't hide it either. I hoped that would helped others, as people have come to me for advice or just for a caring shoulder. X

Sarah

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

duggybee

I will challenge all those who poke fun at mental health.

Vee

At the moment I will keep in touch with my mother more to help her though her current mental illness. I will make sure I put time aside to spend time with her.
I will always have time to talk with anyone when needed.
I will always challenge mental discrimination when I see it.

Rufus

Rufus

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Paul

Paul

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Katie

Katie

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Liv

Liv

Don't be ashamed.....

Lottie

Lottie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Donna Boon

I will learn, understand, listen.
I will ask how you are.

Sam

I will (always have) share my mental health story to help others understand and smash the stigma.
I've never been ashamed or embarrassed, yet I know people who have.
I've never wanted sympathy, only understanding.
I've never made light of it, however, I don't make a big deal out of it either.
It is only a 'part' of who I am, and I refuse to let it define me. There is much more to my persona, character and soul than an illness. Let's lessen the stigma and widen the understanding!

Carrie

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

br1an

br1an

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

br1an

br1an

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

bencey

bencey

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

gemclare

gemclare

Having suffered from depression, panic attacks and agoraphobia I understand the devastating effect it can have on your life and others. I also can see, having overcome the worst of it, how it can make your a stronger and more understanding person. Everyone is at risk of mental health issues, let's not make anyone feel they cannot talk about it!

Sarah

Sarah

It's time to make a change. We aren't weirdos and don't deserve to be treated in that way.

Charlie

I'm not ashamed to admit I have emotionally unstable personality disorder. But what gets me is we see depression in the news for taking celebs lives and the awful German wings plane crash yet still it's not taken as serious as cancer. It's not taken seriously the young and the elderly have been given funding but what about the people in the middle the 18-60's. People need to see that it's not just simple as black and white. It takes over peoples lives. It needs to widen peoples minds to understand it more! End the stigma!!!

la

la

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Jen

Jen

We are people with an illness like any other and that's all there is to it.

Natasha

Natasha

Physical health and mental health go hand in hand with each other.

Barbara

Barbara

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Caroline

Caroline

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Jess

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Gem

I will always look out for people who need someone to talk to, need to laugh, need to cry or just need someone there. I will always show love to those who are suffering! X

Emma

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Julie

Julie

I will make time to listen and show that I care.

dumbledore64

dumbledore64

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Rachel

Rachel

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Anna

Not everyone experience mental health as the TV described. Mental Health is personal to each person.

Yanaynysmon

I promise to share my mental health story , try reduce stigma & discrimination & continue to support others through their journey

May

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Sam

Sam

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Helen

Helen

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Julian

Julian

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Bob

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Kerry

Kerry

I am going to make a formal complaint about the abhorrent press coverage of the Germanwings plane crash, which can no way be linked to the pilots depression or otherwise

Mark

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

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Elliot

Elliot

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Suzanne

I have been silent in dealing with mental health for fearing that no one would understand, think I am weird or just making excuses. It has only caused me to feel more alone and become more isolated. I am a huge supporter of equality and usually the first person to react when I see or hear something unjust. Why have I never done this for myself? Easy answer, stigma. Today I will start to find the courage to tell my story to those around me in order to create understanding...time to change.

maggie

maggie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

beatrip

beatrip

I'm still very scared but I'm here to stop

Pedro

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Gracie

Gracie

I will share my mental health story to help others and I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Jess

Jess

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Jamie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Lilacellie

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Cherub

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Janey

I pledge to help try to end the stigma attached to mental health x

Jenny

Jenny

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

melly

melly

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Mouse

we are all affected by mental health issues!

Lynn

Lynn

I have suffered with depression in silence for too long, we need people to have a better understanding of the problems anyone with this condition faces on a daily basis

Amz

Amz

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Peter

Peter

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Abi

Abi

I will not stop spreading word of my experience with mental health.

Alan

Alan

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Richard

Richard

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

nikki

nikki

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

liz

liz

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

el

el

I pledge to help create a world where mental health issues are considered as valid as physical health issues.

Mic

Mic

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Bebe

Bebe

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Big Bird

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Johanna

Johanna

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Samantha

Mental illness is all around us. Chances are we all know someone that is suffering. Unfortunately most of them are stuck in silence and fear of sharing their story or seeking help. It's my pledge to share my story and my struggles in hopes that it brings awareness and acceptance that will open the gates of stigma which will release these people from their mental prisons and allow them to get the help that they need without being ostracized.

Claire-Anne

Claire-Anne

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Claire

Claire

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Chris

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Dolly

I have struggled with mental health from the age of 13, only recently got diagnosed Rapid Cycle Bi Polar, I am open about my story and never ashamed to tell people that I have this diagnosis, I am medicated and still on my journey to recovery, I am lucky to have a few friends that are brilliant with me when I fall unwell, if anyone wishes to contact me for general chat or advice, Please do, I am so passionate about breaking stigma!! Shezza113@hotmail.com
Stay strong, just remember "always be yourself, because everyone else is already taken"

Julie

Julie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Lucy

I have anxiety and my boyfriend has bipolar and depression and I want people to know the seriousness of mental health so I'm going to do an assembly at my school and share my story to make people aware of this huge issue.

Imogen

Imogen

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Benj

Benj

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Kevin

Kevin

I feel like no one understands what I'm going through sometimes. I want to help others not feel like that

Christine

I talk about anxiety and others tell me about theirs.

Leigh

Leigh

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

James

James

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

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tish

tish

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

JohnHenry

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Nan

Imagine a world where the most unique minds are celebrated and accepted. My goal is to help educate others so those of us struggling with mental illness don't stay so very misunderstood. To spend our lives offering out best to society while we learn to manage our struggles.

Clare Marie

Clare Marie

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Harley Reiss

Harley Reiss

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Emma

Emma

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Matt

Matt

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Penny

Penny

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Becca

Becca

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Sue

Sue

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Emma

Emma

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Laura

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Dafydd

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

emma

emma

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Alison

Alison

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Sharon

Sharon

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Georgina

Georgina

1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem in their life. We need to reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems so people can get the right support at the right time by the right person.

Clare

Clare

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Rach

Rach

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Alice

Alice

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Molly Jo

Molly Jo

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Bird

I know I am no expert on mental health, but from my very own personal dealings with terrible depression. I at least feel that my story might help others. I don't go on about it but I don't hide it either. I hoped that would helped others, as people have come to me for advice or just for a caring shoulder. X

Sarah

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

duggybee

I will challenge all those who poke fun at mental health.

Vee

At the moment I will keep in touch with my mother more to help her though her current mental illness. I will make sure I put time aside to spend time with her.
I will always have time to talk with anyone when needed.
I will always challenge mental discrimination when I see it.

Rufus

Rufus

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Paul

Paul

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Katie

Katie

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Liv

Liv

Don't be ashamed.....

Lottie

Lottie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Donna Boon

I will learn, understand, listen.
I will ask how you are.

Sam

I will (always have) share my mental health story to help others understand and smash the stigma.
I've never been ashamed or embarrassed, yet I know people who have.
I've never wanted sympathy, only understanding.
I've never made light of it, however, I don't make a big deal out of it either.
It is only a 'part' of who I am, and I refuse to let it define me. There is much more to my persona, character and soul than an illness. Let's lessen the stigma and widen the understanding!

Carrie

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

br1an

br1an

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

br1an

br1an

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

bencey

bencey

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

gemclare

gemclare

Having suffered from depression, panic attacks and agoraphobia I understand the devastating effect it can have on your life and others. I also can see, having overcome the worst of it, how it can make your a stronger and more understanding person. Everyone is at risk of mental health issues, let's not make anyone feel they cannot talk about it!

Sarah

Sarah

It's time to make a change. We aren't weirdos and don't deserve to be treated in that way.

Charlie

I'm not ashamed to admit I have emotionally unstable personality disorder. But what gets me is we see depression in the news for taking celebs lives and the awful German wings plane crash yet still it's not taken as serious as cancer. It's not taken seriously the young and the elderly have been given funding but what about the people in the middle the 18-60's. People need to see that it's not just simple as black and white. It takes over peoples lives. It needs to widen peoples minds to understand it more! End the stigma!!!

la

la

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Jen

Jen

We are people with an illness like any other and that's all there is to it.

Natasha

Natasha

Physical health and mental health go hand in hand with each other.

Barbara

Barbara

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Caroline

Caroline

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Jess

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Gem

I will always look out for people who need someone to talk to, need to laugh, need to cry or just need someone there. I will always show love to those who are suffering! X

Emma

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Julie

Julie

I will make time to listen and show that I care.

dumbledore64

dumbledore64

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Rachel

Rachel

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Anna

Not everyone experience mental health as the TV described. Mental Health is personal to each person.

Yanaynysmon

I promise to share my mental health story , try reduce stigma & discrimination & continue to support others through their journey

May

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Sam

Sam

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Helen

Helen

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Julian

Julian

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Bob

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Kerry

Kerry

I am going to make a formal complaint about the abhorrent press coverage of the Germanwings plane crash, which can no way be linked to the pilots depression or otherwise

Mark

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Ruthy Midlands

Ruthy Midlands

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Zoe

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Genevieve

Genevieve

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Ricki

I'm pledge to face my own mental illnesses to help people who are more closed than myself.

Trudy

Trudy

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Lauren

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Kate

I will continue to be open about my mental health and encourage others to feel able to share their experiences. And continue to work on my own self judgement :-)

Jo

Jo

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Walker

Walker

I will use my site STIGMAMA to promote understanding and challenge ignorance.

Rosie

Rosie

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

EllenSofia

EllenSofia

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Emma

Emma

I will remember that mental health issues can affect anyone at anytime.

timbo

timbo

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Carl

Carl

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Rebecca

Rebecca

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Jayne

Jayne

I will keep talking honestly and openly about my mental health issues to anyone that will listen in the hope that it will raise awareness and reduce stigma.

Amy

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Catherine

Catherine

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Abi

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Carolyn

Carolyn

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Lynne

Lynne

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

shelly

shelly

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Carmen

Carmen

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

B

B

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Lily

Lily

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Jules

As the founder of Bracelets For A Brighter Future, I'm committed to ending mental health stigma and discrimination. Find me on Facebook at facebook.com/BraceletsForABrighterFuture!

Ash

Ash

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Plucker

Plucker

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Daisy

Daisy

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Amber

Amber

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Josie

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Coco

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Mystic

Mystic

Mental illness: Is real. These people are successful, trying to be successful, people that no one even recognizes that they're fighting an internal battle. Every time I hear of someone, anyone that this illness has taken their life. I am constantly filled with pain, because I know of the darkness, a darkness that emerges out of nowhere possessing your mind. To where you are no longer you. For the ones that endure from this debilitating illness knows, and shows empathy. Merely for the ones that do not have an understanding of it.

Kenzie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Geoff

Geoff

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Graham

Graham

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Eddie

Eddie

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed.

Annie

Annie

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Sarah

Sarah

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health.

Elaine

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Leon

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

Joey

Joey

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are.

Sharon

Sharon

I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it.

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