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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Kathleen

I will continue to take care of my own mental/physical & spiritual health the best I know how & ask for help if I should need it

Lisa

Lisa

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

Jessica

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

bry

bry

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

Marian Cecilia

Marian Cecilia

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

Katelin

I will challenge the stigma AND tell my story. I want people like me to know that they are not alone and that the illness they have does not define them or make them a bad person.

Catherine

Catherine

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

Lesley

Lesley

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

Mel

Mel

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

Heidi

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

Mercedes

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

Rhona

I have been a mental health support worker for two and a half years. I became a support worker after recovering from depression and an eating disorder which I had for five years. I pledge to always advocate for mental health and share my story when I can to help end the stigma.

Victoria

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

Becca

Becca

I will show people that it's okay to have a mental illness, that you can have good days as well as bad, and you can learn to live with your mental health.

graça

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

fifi

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

karen of the wood

karen of the wood

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

alyson

alyson

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

Mollie

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

Niccie

Niccie

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

Rina

Rina

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

karen

karen

Be nice always you don't know what another person has going on.A kind word and genuine smile guess a long way.

Lwood

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

Marie

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

Elaine

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

Becca

It's been twelve years and I still feel the stigma. Let's make a difference because we're not different.

smelly

smelly

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

Donna

I will always be there to support loved ones when needed.

lushy

I've lots to offer lots of experience as a manager of homes for adults with mental health and learning disabilities and now as an adult that uses the mental health services for myself after having a breakdown Ann finally being diagnosed with bipolar but I still me

Rose

Rose

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

pinkie

I have recently discovered I have borderline personality disorder altgough deep down ive known for years. I also suffer severe depression and anxiety. Im 30 this year and I believe its time for people to lose the meaning of labels!

jess

jess

Having lived with someone with depression for many years I understand the importance of needing supportive family and friends around you. I will support anyone battling with mental illness and be there for anyone that needs support

Ingelin Marie

Having a mental illness isn't something one should be ashamed of or afraid of talking about. It's about time we gain a proper understanding of what it is, how it works and how it affects people. I pledge to share my history of depression in hope to end the stigma surrounding mental illnesses in today's society. It's so much more to depression than most understand, and the phrases often encountered, such as 'pull yourself together', proves that this movement is important.

Marie T

Marie T

I will continue to share my experience of living with bi-polar and having a family who suffer with mental illness - to help people understand more about mental illness and help end stigma. The negative experience i had with services i am using to help other have positive experience. I am now a mental health support worker and hope i can make a difference!

leepar

leepar

I pledge to support and do my best to understand what my wife has to deal with as she lives with bipolar each and every day for the rest of our lives

Sess

Sess

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

Moose

Moose

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

Nikki

Nikki

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

I Dont now

I Dont now

I don’t know exactly when it happened. But sometime between 14-16 years old I woke up at night with my thoughts were racing, the dream i had i have forgotten. I just know that I had tears in my eyes and after that night my views on life had changed. Things looked much more gloomy and, well, grey. I, without realising it at the time, was in a state of heavy depression and completely failed my GCSE's. By the time i realised i was in a serious state of depression i had already self-harmed multiple times.

Freya

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

Linzi

Linzi

I have bipolar disorder and I am shouting it from the rooftop, it is not to be feared and we are no different from anyone else in the crowd, please look right at me and see me for me!

Kay

I will support those you need support and challenge those who attach stigma to those suffering with mental health issues.

Liz

Liz

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

Catharine

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

Annie

Annie

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

Jessica

Jessica

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

Mejulie

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

Morgan

I will raise awareness about mental health issues and let people know that they are never alone.

Charmaine

Charmaine

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

Barbara

Barbara

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

Lilliputi

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

Erika

Erika

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

Jennifer

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

Leslie

Leslie

To you JM.

Catherine

Catherine

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

Hanna

Hanna

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

Molly

Molly

I will talk opening about mental illness and continue to challenge the myths surrounding it .

Anke

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

Zo

I will pledge to raise awareness and money to support this charity ❤

Jess

Jess

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

clarke__

clarke__

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

AJ

Too many times have I seen the stigma and ignorance that engulfs mental illness. Often, it's these factors that can be more dangerous than the illness itself. People shouldn't be judged or labelled by an illness. I pledge to challenge stigma and discrimination in society. It's Time To Change.

Pebbles

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

Claire

Claire

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

Lan

Lan

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

Brianna

I will challenge the mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it and support and love all of those around me.

Gwendlyn DeYoung-Reynolds

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

Rhiannon

Rhiannon

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

Becca

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

Selina Paris

Selina Paris

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

Evi

Evi

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

TC

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

Mic

I have been through it and I am coming out the other side. I will help where I can.

Tristram

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

Jess

Jess

Even if I get no response, I won't give up on them.

Offbeat Emily

I will blog about mental health issues, including my own, to make more people aware of how it affects everyday life and how hurtful and heartless comments can create a negative shift in emotions.

Sousio

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

Jess

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

Laura

Laura

I will make official complaints about the media's depiction of mental health, and use my social media profile to start conversations about depression

Elspeth

I volunteer with a local group to offer support and to arrange discussion to help reduce stigma

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.

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Kathleen

I will continue to take care of my own mental/physical & spiritual health the best I know how & ask for help if I should need it

Lisa

Lisa

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

Jessica

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

bry

bry

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

Marian Cecilia

Marian Cecilia

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

Katelin

I will challenge the stigma AND tell my story. I want people like me to know that they are not alone and that the illness they have does not define them or make them a bad person.

Catherine

Catherine

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

Lesley

Lesley

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

Mel

Mel

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

Heidi

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

Mercedes

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

Rhona

I have been a mental health support worker for two and a half years. I became a support worker after recovering from depression and an eating disorder which I had for five years. I pledge to always advocate for mental health and share my story when I can to help end the stigma.

Victoria

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

Becca

Becca

I will show people that it's okay to have a mental illness, that you can have good days as well as bad, and you can learn to live with your mental health.

graça

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

fifi

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

karen of the wood

karen of the wood

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

alyson

alyson

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

Mollie

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

Niccie

Niccie

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

Rina

Rina

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

karen

karen

Be nice always you don't know what another person has going on.A kind word and genuine smile guess a long way.

Lwood

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

Marie

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

Elaine

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

Becca

It's been twelve years and I still feel the stigma. Let's make a difference because we're not different.

smelly

smelly

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

Donna

I will always be there to support loved ones when needed.

lushy

I've lots to offer lots of experience as a manager of homes for adults with mental health and learning disabilities and now as an adult that uses the mental health services for myself after having a breakdown Ann finally being diagnosed with bipolar but I still me

Rose

Rose

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

pinkie

I have recently discovered I have borderline personality disorder altgough deep down ive known for years. I also suffer severe depression and anxiety. Im 30 this year and I believe its time for people to lose the meaning of labels!

jess

jess

Having lived with someone with depression for many years I understand the importance of needing supportive family and friends around you. I will support anyone battling with mental illness and be there for anyone that needs support

Ingelin Marie

Having a mental illness isn't something one should be ashamed of or afraid of talking about. It's about time we gain a proper understanding of what it is, how it works and how it affects people. I pledge to share my history of depression in hope to end the stigma surrounding mental illnesses in today's society. It's so much more to depression than most understand, and the phrases often encountered, such as 'pull yourself together', proves that this movement is important.

Marie T

Marie T

I will continue to share my experience of living with bi-polar and having a family who suffer with mental illness - to help people understand more about mental illness and help end stigma. The negative experience i had with services i am using to help other have positive experience. I am now a mental health support worker and hope i can make a difference!

leepar

leepar

I pledge to support and do my best to understand what my wife has to deal with as she lives with bipolar each and every day for the rest of our lives

Sess

Sess

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

Moose

Moose

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

Nikki

Nikki

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

I Dont now

I Dont now

I don’t know exactly when it happened. But sometime between 14-16 years old I woke up at night with my thoughts were racing, the dream i had i have forgotten. I just know that I had tears in my eyes and after that night my views on life had changed. Things looked much more gloomy and, well, grey. I, without realising it at the time, was in a state of heavy depression and completely failed my GCSE's. By the time i realised i was in a serious state of depression i had already self-harmed multiple times.

Freya

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

Linzi

Linzi

I have bipolar disorder and I am shouting it from the rooftop, it is not to be feared and we are no different from anyone else in the crowd, please look right at me and see me for me!

Kay

I will support those you need support and challenge those who attach stigma to those suffering with mental health issues.

Liz

Liz

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

Catharine

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

Annie

Annie

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

Jessica

Jessica

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

Mejulie

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

Morgan

I will raise awareness about mental health issues and let people know that they are never alone.

Charmaine

Charmaine

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

Barbara

Barbara

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

Lilliputi

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

Erika

Erika

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

Jennifer

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

Leslie

Leslie

To you JM.

Catherine

Catherine

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

Hanna

Hanna

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

Molly

Molly

I will talk opening about mental illness and continue to challenge the myths surrounding it .

Anke

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

Zo

I will pledge to raise awareness and money to support this charity ❤

Jess

Jess

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

clarke__

clarke__

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

AJ

Too many times have I seen the stigma and ignorance that engulfs mental illness. Often, it's these factors that can be more dangerous than the illness itself. People shouldn't be judged or labelled by an illness. I pledge to challenge stigma and discrimination in society. It's Time To Change.

Pebbles

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

Claire

Claire

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

Lan

Lan

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

Brianna

I will challenge the mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it and support and love all of those around me.

Gwendlyn DeYoung-Reynolds

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

Rhiannon

Rhiannon

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

Becca

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

Selina Paris

Selina Paris

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

Evi

Evi

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

TC

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

Mic

I have been through it and I am coming out the other side. I will help where I can.

Tristram

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

Jess

Jess

Even if I get no response, I won't give up on them.

Offbeat Emily

I will blog about mental health issues, including my own, to make more people aware of how it affects everyday life and how hurtful and heartless comments can create a negative shift in emotions.

Sousio

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

Jess

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

Laura

Laura

I will make official complaints about the media's depiction of mental health, and use my social media profile to start conversations about depression

Elspeth

I volunteer with a local group to offer support and to arrange discussion to help reduce stigma

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.

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.

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