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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Ellie

I will share my story on my Facebook to bring attention to the struggle of being a university student, living away from home and dealing with poor mental health.

Mone

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

sarah

sarah

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

Fozz

Fozz

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

Claire

Claire

As a mental health nurse in a busy acute hospital I will try my best to challenge any discrimination I see, regarding both patients and staff

Afshan

Afshan

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

Claire

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

Tim

I will continue to promote Mental Health awareness by organising Staff wellbeing days where the stigma of Mental Health is discussed.

marshall

marshall

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

Steve Heyward

Being someone who has suffered for many years with depression, every day can be a battle. I pledge to stand alongside others so we can fight the battle together.

Dave

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

Deborah

Deborah

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

Lou

Lou

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

Lea

Lea

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

mikkel

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

Cahill91

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

Hellen

Hellen

I wish to use my experience of mental health to help others.

CeruleanSea

Years ago it became impossible to deny my struggle with mental illness. And to understand what mental health and mental illness actually are.
So, when I could be around people again, I talked with them about what I was going through. As best I could. It's hard to understand in the midst of it, let alone describe it to others.
So, I plan to keep being open with others about my experience and struggles with mental illness. To help those looking in understand. To help others feel they aren't alone after all. And to pray.

Natalie

Natalie

I will recover and help people understand mental health along the way and make them realise mental health is very serious and you can not ignore it.

Bridget

Bridget

I will reassure my daughter I love her very much

Issy

Issy

I will let people know about mental health, let them know its serious and you should not be making jokes around it. I shall try recover and tell people my story to try help others.

Leah

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

shroom

shroom

stop the stigma

Catlady

I've suffered with anxiety, stress and depression for years. I've told very few people about my mental health problems, (apart from my G.P. and CBT therapist), because of their reaction but it's Time to Change.

Cass

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

Rob

Rob

Nobody has to face mental health challenges alone. I want to help people suffering from anxiety.

Andy

Andy

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

amandatan

amandatan

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

Laura

Laura

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

Stephen

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

Bryony

Bryony

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

Awen

Awen

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

Jonathan

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

Sarah Jayne

I will always be there for my schizophrenic daughter no matter how hard it sometimes gets. She will always know she has me to turn too.

Jonathan

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

Amanda

Amanda

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

Drew

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

Pats

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

Cameron

Cameron

As I have had a long histiry involving mental illness I aim to promite mental health awareness. I feel that from people touched by mental health issues sharing their stories we can promote education, awareness and debate around the issue. I hope this step will break the stigma around mental health, helping sufferers feel less excluded and ultimately reduce successful suicide attempts. I also feel that by sharing personal stories we can inspire and give hope to others affected by mental health issues by providing some positivity towards an otherwise negative topic.

Val

Val

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

Soraya

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

juni

juni

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

Bigmunda

Bigmunda

I will volunteer at a local event to raise awareness of mental health.

Laura

Laura

I battled anxiety for months and also suffered depression. It was the worst thing imaginable and I want people to know that you can overcome it and that you're never alone in this.

Alison

Alison

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

Chez

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

jo

jo

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

Gráinne

Gráinne

This is 2014. No-one should suffer in silence. Let's change things for the better, one step at a time.

Lady G

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

Laura

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

lou

lou

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

Kateark123

Kateark123

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

Yolly

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

Caroline

Caroline

I pledge to do all i can for mental health

H

H

I will share my story to help others understand and support my friends who also suffer as they help support me

Tom

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

Tiffany

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

Mano

I will do my best to help my friends and everyone who needs my help to get through their hard time

Bee

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

Aimee

Aimee

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

Beth

Beth

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

bea

bea

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

Clare

Clare

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

Sammy Dee

Sammy Dee

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

Laura

Laura

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

Jess

Jess

I will campaign against stigma and discrimination.

Linda

Linda

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

Nick

I will share my own mental health story to AND keep in touch and ask a friend and loved one how they are.

Moylesy

Moylesy

I will volunteer at a local event to raise awareness of mental health.

Clare

Clare

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

Sophie

Sophie

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

Tayyibah

Hi My name is Tayyibah, I suffer with P.T.S.D, Depression, Stress and Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia, I would like to help and share with others who suffer as i do on a daily basis.

Shawn

Bipolar Depression is hard dealing with so many mood swings. I appreciate everyone in my life for being a constant. Never giving up on me.. Yes they get upset but they remain in my life. I get angry with myself for not being able to control my mood but I know it's out of my control. I pledge to continue taking my meds and work on me, while helping others who my not understand this illness.

Goldfish

Goldfish

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

sibhie

sibhie

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

Annie

Annie

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

Amanda

I'm currently having cbt for my anxiety and panic attacks which I've had for 14 years.
I'm getting stronger by the week and once I'm better I'm going to teach others about mental health

Seren

Seren

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

Nichola

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

Charlotte

Charlotte

Because I said I would!

bajansammy

bajansammy

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

Bozza

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

Becky

Becky

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

Chris

Chris

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

Eleanor

Eleanor

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

sian

sian

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

Louise

Louise

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

Laura

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

Jen

Jen

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

TJ

TJ

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

Bolko

Bolko

I wil be open about my mental health issues to make it easer for other to speak of theres.

Jenny

I have been dealing with mental health problems for a while now. It has been very hard to talk about what is going on with me because no one believes me. I want it to end. I want everyone to be able to talk about mental health without people judging before they hear your story. Everyone should be able to get the help they need! And don't give up, no matter what! You were given this life for a reason, to do something great!

L.A

L.A

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

Sammy

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

Princesspow

Princesspow

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

Jojo

Jojo

I will be there to help anybody who needs support through talking and listening xx

Cher

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

midgey

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

Poppy

Poppy

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

annie

annie

I will look out for my friends and family

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Ellie

I will share my story on my Facebook to bring attention to the struggle of being a university student, living away from home and dealing with poor mental health.

Mone

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

sarah

sarah

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

Fozz

Fozz

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

Claire

Claire

As a mental health nurse in a busy acute hospital I will try my best to challenge any discrimination I see, regarding both patients and staff

Afshan

Afshan

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

Claire

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

Tim

I will continue to promote Mental Health awareness by organising Staff wellbeing days where the stigma of Mental Health is discussed.

marshall

marshall

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

Steve Heyward

Being someone who has suffered for many years with depression, every day can be a battle. I pledge to stand alongside others so we can fight the battle together.

Dave

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

Deborah

Deborah

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

Lou

Lou

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

Lea

Lea

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

mikkel

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

Cahill91

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

Hellen

Hellen

I wish to use my experience of mental health to help others.

CeruleanSea

Years ago it became impossible to deny my struggle with mental illness. And to understand what mental health and mental illness actually are.
So, when I could be around people again, I talked with them about what I was going through. As best I could. It's hard to understand in the midst of it, let alone describe it to others.
So, I plan to keep being open with others about my experience and struggles with mental illness. To help those looking in understand. To help others feel they aren't alone after all. And to pray.

Natalie

Natalie

I will recover and help people understand mental health along the way and make them realise mental health is very serious and you can not ignore it.

Bridget

Bridget

I will reassure my daughter I love her very much

Issy

Issy

I will let people know about mental health, let them know its serious and you should not be making jokes around it. I shall try recover and tell people my story to try help others.

Leah

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

shroom

shroom

stop the stigma

Catlady

I've suffered with anxiety, stress and depression for years. I've told very few people about my mental health problems, (apart from my G.P. and CBT therapist), because of their reaction but it's Time to Change.

Cass

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

Rob

Rob

Nobody has to face mental health challenges alone. I want to help people suffering from anxiety.

Andy

Andy

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

amandatan

amandatan

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

Laura

Laura

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

Stephen

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

Bryony

Bryony

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

Awen

Awen

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

Jonathan

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

Sarah Jayne

I will always be there for my schizophrenic daughter no matter how hard it sometimes gets. She will always know she has me to turn too.

Jonathan

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

Amanda

Amanda

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

Drew

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

Pats

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

Cameron

Cameron

As I have had a long histiry involving mental illness I aim to promite mental health awareness. I feel that from people touched by mental health issues sharing their stories we can promote education, awareness and debate around the issue. I hope this step will break the stigma around mental health, helping sufferers feel less excluded and ultimately reduce successful suicide attempts. I also feel that by sharing personal stories we can inspire and give hope to others affected by mental health issues by providing some positivity towards an otherwise negative topic.

Val

Val

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

Soraya

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

juni

juni

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

Bigmunda

Bigmunda

I will volunteer at a local event to raise awareness of mental health.

Laura

Laura

I battled anxiety for months and also suffered depression. It was the worst thing imaginable and I want people to know that you can overcome it and that you're never alone in this.

Alison

Alison

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

Chez

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

jo

jo

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

Gráinne

Gráinne

This is 2014. No-one should suffer in silence. Let's change things for the better, one step at a time.

Lady G

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

Laura

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

lou

lou

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

Kateark123

Kateark123

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

Yolly

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

Caroline

Caroline

I pledge to do all i can for mental health

H

H

I will share my story to help others understand and support my friends who also suffer as they help support me

Tom

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

Tiffany

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

Mano

I will do my best to help my friends and everyone who needs my help to get through their hard time

Bee

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

Aimee

Aimee

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

Beth

Beth

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

bea

bea

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

Clare

Clare

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

Sammy Dee

Sammy Dee

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

Laura

Laura

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

Jess

Jess

I will campaign against stigma and discrimination.

Linda

Linda

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

Nick

I will share my own mental health story to AND keep in touch and ask a friend and loved one how they are.

Moylesy

Moylesy

I will volunteer at a local event to raise awareness of mental health.

Clare

Clare

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

Sophie

Sophie

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

Tayyibah

Hi My name is Tayyibah, I suffer with P.T.S.D, Depression, Stress and Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia, I would like to help and share with others who suffer as i do on a daily basis.

Shawn

Bipolar Depression is hard dealing with so many mood swings. I appreciate everyone in my life for being a constant. Never giving up on me.. Yes they get upset but they remain in my life. I get angry with myself for not being able to control my mood but I know it's out of my control. I pledge to continue taking my meds and work on me, while helping others who my not understand this illness.

Goldfish

Goldfish

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

sibhie

sibhie

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

Annie

Annie

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

Amanda

I'm currently having cbt for my anxiety and panic attacks which I've had for 14 years.
I'm getting stronger by the week and once I'm better I'm going to teach others about mental health

Seren

Seren

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

Nichola

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

Charlotte

Charlotte

Because I said I would!

bajansammy

bajansammy

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

Bozza

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

Becky

Becky

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

Chris

Chris

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

Eleanor

Eleanor

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

sian

sian

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

Louise

Louise

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

Laura

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

Jen

Jen

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

TJ

TJ

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

Bolko

Bolko

I wil be open about my mental health issues to make it easer for other to speak of theres.

Jenny

I have been dealing with mental health problems for a while now. It has been very hard to talk about what is going on with me because no one believes me. I want it to end. I want everyone to be able to talk about mental health without people judging before they hear your story. Everyone should be able to get the help they need! And don't give up, no matter what! You were given this life for a reason, to do something great!

L.A

L.A

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

Sammy

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

Princesspow

Princesspow

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

Jojo

Jojo

I will be there to help anybody who needs support through talking and listening xx

Cher

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

midgey

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

Poppy

Poppy

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

annie

annie

I will look out for my friends and family

Anne

Anne

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

Lulu Pound

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

Letitia Murphy

Letitia Murphy

I have already been involved with challenging mental health through an amazing organisation called Hear-us in croydon but would
like to do more since our funding has reduced the amount of volunteer work we can do.

becca

becca

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

Logan9Fingers

Logan9Fingers

I will pledge all of the suggested pledges, except volunteering, but who knows, I might even end up doing that too!

Margaret

Margaret

I challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and openly discuss mental health

Karlos

Karlos

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

Kim

Kim

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

Tina

Tina

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

Sophie Moir

Sophie Moir

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

Shawnee

Shawnee

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

Pattie

Pattie

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

salrobbo

salrobbo

My experience is that once you share your story, others share theirs. It creates a sense of unity, a sense of community and a feeling of compassion and openness. I choose NOT to be embarrassed about my experiences of clinical depression - they are part of who I am and I have learnt so much from those experiences.

Danny Harris

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

Sarah

Sarah

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

kathryn

kathryn

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

Kay

Kay

Mental health still has many stigmas attached to it. It is an illness like any other. Because we cant see it doesnt mean it isnt real. We all need to try and understand a little bit more and give as much support as we can. Dont judge, be supportive and lets help those that need it, get back to to good health.

Dan

I am setting up a mental health Youtube channel with the aim to remove mental health stigma and encourage people to seek help if they need it. On the channel I will share my experiences, answer questions and once a week do a Skype chat with someone so they can share their experiences too. We have a Facebook page which is starting to get support. I hope you will support us too if you think it is a good idea: www.facebook.com/plusustoo

Message the Facebook page or Email us at: plusustoo.mentalhealth@gmail.com

Charlene

Charlene

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

Papa chichi

Papa chichi

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

Stephen

Stephen

I will not be embarrassed or afraid to admit that I have a mental health issue and will talk about it to anyone who wants to understand or is going through a similar thing

June

June

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

Mandy

Mandy

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

Steve

Steve

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

Rosa

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

Rachel

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

T

T

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

Meg

Meg

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

Mads

Mads

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

Boo

I promise to have empathy and understanding of people suffering from mental health problems

Jan

Jan

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

Bob

Bob

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

SLB

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

Maria

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

Anastasia98

I pledge to always help out anyone that is in a bad position in life and need support and I will give them advice I have learnt from personal experience.

Zoe

Zoe

I'm currently in treatment for anorexia and its the hardest thing I've ever done. I've battled with this for years but have only just been able to access treatment and I've chosen full recovery. I just hope I can keep on going and live a healthy life. To anyone struggling, you aren't alone and so so many people understand. Don't give up hope xxxx

Becky

Becky

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

Katie

Katie

I suffer from depression and anxiety. It would be so much easier to recover if people didn't have a stigma so let's smash this stigma to bits together!

Ed

Ed

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

Bexer

Bexer

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

Jamie H

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

Carole

Carole

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

Jade

Mental Health is feared. This needs to change so it can stop hurting people.

LizO

LizO

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

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