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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

JACQUELINE

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

Megga

Megga

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

Georgina

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

Alexa

I will spread awareness in my community of the seriousness of mental illness. I will reach out to support friends and family, whom I know are suffering. I am always here to listen if anyone needs me :)

Harriet

Just because mental illness cannot be seen does not make it any less painful, demoralising, tortuous or easier to deal with. It affects too many people and destroys too many lives for us to be wasting time discriminating against it.

Brigitte

I'm about to begin work as a Peer Support Worker with my local NHS Trust, so I will be using 'my story ' as a tool to help others.

jules

jules

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

Karen

Karen

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

Paul

Paul

I will also use my love of running as a tool to help awareness of Mental Health

Beccs

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

Ally

Ally

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

Edie

Edie

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

drdanny

drdanny

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

KK

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

cas

cas

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

Virtually Free

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

Yvie

Yvie

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

Faith

Faith

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

SBroadhurst

SBroadhurst

I have suffered from mental health issues for over 14 years - it has made me stronger and the person I am today. I will talk to others about my story and help others to get help for their difficulties.

mike

mike

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

Matt

Matt

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

GEMMA

GEMMA

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

Kate bbbbbb

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

Bob

Bob

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

Minihev

Minihev

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

Emily

Emily

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

Steve

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

Lindsay

Diagnosed Bipolar. Never judge a book by its cover. I want to show our next generation, even with a mental health condition you can achieve anything

Christine

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

Sue

I've felt the stigma all my life. I've suffered bi-polar disease since as long as I can remember, but was actually only diagnosed when I was about 20 years old. I've been taking many medications ever since, and will until the day I die.

Beka

Beka

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

steph

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

Scruffyakz

Scruffyakz

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

Ivy

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

Jo

Jo

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

Sinead

Sinead

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

Tinks

Tinks

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

Charlotte

Charlotte

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

Ellie

Ellie

I pledge that I will also look out for my own mental health, not only because otherwise I can't help other people, but also because I deserve to be mentally healthy!

Bob

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

Lizzie

Lizzie

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

Hannah

Hannah

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

Ellen

Ellen

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

mamicarlin

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

Abi

Abi

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

Nan

I am a counsellor and it is such a privilege to be there as a non judgemental support for those who seek better mental health.

frantic

I won't let Depression define me.
We need to talk to each other more. We all need good mental health !

Andrew

Andrew

I will encourage others to see their mental health as something they should openly discuss, as they would their physical health so that they can seek advice and help (if needed) before a crisis arises.
Let's de-stigmatise the words 'Mental Health!'

Julie

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

miss sunshine 123

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

Elliott

Elliott

I will always look after my family and help them deal with what they are going through for the rest of my life

belina

belina

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

Laurel

Laurel

only by battling with mental health myself have I began to see how big the stigma is with it.

LDR

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

Sandra

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

Jen

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

Michele

Michele

I will be the best daughter to my mother that I can as this wasn't always the case. My mother has schizophrenia

Rachel

Rachel

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

Joe

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

Mini

Mini

I will make it my life's work to convince everyone that mental illness is just that; an illness, it is not a sign of weakness, it is not contagious, it doesn't mean that you are stupid and it IS survivable.

Hannah

Hannah

I will also spread the time to change message, raising awareness that negative mental health experiences are so common, and encouraging people not to make negative judgements about themselves and their own mental health - the stigma from within can make things so much worse! I will keep trying to practice what I preach too!

Amy

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

Meredith

Meredith

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

Ro

Ro

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

Amystar20

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

Lol

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

Hip hop.

Hip hop.

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

Sylvie

Sylvie

I will become a mental health nurse and be the change I want to see in others

Birdy22

Birdy22

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

the ninja worrier

Mental Health sufferer sick of the stigma!

Pebble

I will ask my friends and family "how are you feeling?". I'll sit, and listen, make a brew, and tell them how loved they are. Even if they don't believe it, like I couldn't believe it for a long time, it could well be the first step to starting to feel a little better.

Helen

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

Dawne

Dawne

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

Hannah

Hannah

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

helen

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

Sara

"In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first"
Jimi Hendrix

becca

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

Karen

Karen

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

Vanessa

I will keep sharpening my awareness to recognise the signs of friends or family becoming troubled or distracted, I'll support and listen and tell them that no matter how terrible they think things are they are not alone and they will get through. Change and progress is possible.

Jo

Jo

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

Naomi

I will challenge the stigma by explaining the facts and trying to get people to empathise with those with mental health problems.

Jimmy

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

Kieron

Kieron

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

Finn

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

angelbabe

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

Laura

Laura

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

Berry

Berry

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

Helen

Helen

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

Debbie

Debbie

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

Rita

Rita

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

Gilly

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

Jennifer

Jennifer

I used to be ashamed. Then I realized mental illness isn't something to be ashamed of. Now I share my story so others know that too.

Rod

Rod

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

Kirsty

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

Linda

It's time to be more open minded about Mental Health. One in four people suffer from Mental Health or as I say 'Emotional Wellbeing ' problems at sometime or another. It could be one of your own friends or family. Would you reject a loved one? It's time for 'Change'. Say 'hello' today to someone and ask them 'how they are'. A little 'kindness' goes a long way :)

LEVIATHAN

LEVIATHAN

I will use my life experiences to help others and help to end mental health stigma.

Elle

Elle

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

Ujwal

I would spread awareness and make people sensitive about these issues. And spread some love and warmth on the way :)

Roberto

Roberto

I will combat the ignorance and stigma still attached to mental health because no one should be ashamed of being open about issues they may have or how they feel. Ignorance and stigma are sometimes what makes things worse.

laura

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

Fran

Fran

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

Leanne

I will try to make someone smile everyday and also have a non-judgemental, support shoulder ready for my friends at all times.

Emily

I will always always look out for friends, family and strangers when up against mental health and the stigma of mental health. I will passionately work towards healing anyone affected by mental health.

Jo

I will do my bit to help stop the stigma that surrounds mental health in the hope that people will talk about it without fear of judgement.

zl

zl

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

Richard

I will continue to talk about mental health issues and confront descrimination when I see it.

Sacha

Sacha

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

Sophie

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

Jenny

I am a Bipolar sufferer... I am also a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a Business Owner. My Bipolar journey is constant and moving.....but I am still the same ..wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, Business Owner ..... please don't treat me any different :)

Diane

I pledge to talk openly about mental health. To support and listen to others

Demi

I will help raise awareness as much as possible for Mental Health and support those in need of help.

Michael

Michael

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

Tom

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

yamiiboo

yamiiboo

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

Linda

I WILL continue to challenge the stereotypes around Mental Health and help people with/without mental health issues to better understand it and encourage people to speak up about their own personal experiences #TimeToTalk #TimeToChange <3

Joanne

Joanne

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

Kelly

I pledge to talk about mental illness every day in an attempt to lessen the shame, embarrassment and isolation that so many suffer from. Check out my Facebook page, LETS Let's End The Stigma.

Clare

Clare

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

lisa

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

tan

tan

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

Claire

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

Sarah

I pledge to start admitting I have b.p.d - maybe if I talk somebody else won't feel alone!

barry

Also I will challenge mental health stigma when i hear it and see it

Heather

Heather

I also pledge to do what I can can to break the stigma attached to mental illness generally, through using social media.

Crystal

Crystal

I pledge to keep talking and having np shame about my mental health issues. If just one person changes their poor perception of MH issues as a result, it is worth it.

Euan

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

Toni

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

Jacob

Jacob

It's time to talk. It's okay not to be okay. Stigma has to go. Let's talk.

Chantelle

Chantelle

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

Julia

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

Gavin

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

Gutters

I will be honest and open about my own personal and professional experiences in order to try and combat the feelings of embarrassment and shame surrounding poor mental health

Will

The fact that people hide the state of their mental health due to the fear of being treated differently or looked down on is ridiculous. We cannot let the ignorance of this nation deter people from educating others regarding their mental health. I pledge to share my ongoing mental health story to enable others to understand what mental health really is, as well as confront any stigma or discrimination when I see it.

Laura

I will keep on talking, listening & sharing my experiences with MH issues, and I will challenge stigma when I see it.

Adrian

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

Rahel

Rahel

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

Allison

Allison

I will help build understanding about mental health and encourage people to feel able to share their experiences.

Ross

Ross

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

John

John

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

Hamish

Hamish

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

Steph

Steph

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

Andrew

Andrew

I will help either form or join in a local MH or BP group

floss

makeing pepole aware of that pepoel with menatl health issues are just the same as normal pepole and help them when i can

Jacquelyn

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

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JACQUELINE

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

Megga

Megga

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

Georgina

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

Alexa

I will spread awareness in my community of the seriousness of mental illness. I will reach out to support friends and family, whom I know are suffering. I am always here to listen if anyone needs me :)

Harriet

Just because mental illness cannot be seen does not make it any less painful, demoralising, tortuous or easier to deal with. It affects too many people and destroys too many lives for us to be wasting time discriminating against it.

Brigitte

I'm about to begin work as a Peer Support Worker with my local NHS Trust, so I will be using 'my story ' as a tool to help others.

jules

jules

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

Karen

Karen

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

Paul

Paul

I will also use my love of running as a tool to help awareness of Mental Health

Beccs

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

Ally

Ally

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

Edie

Edie

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

drdanny

drdanny

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

KK

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

cas

cas

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

Virtually Free

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

Yvie

Yvie

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

Faith

Faith

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

SBroadhurst

SBroadhurst

I have suffered from mental health issues for over 14 years - it has made me stronger and the person I am today. I will talk to others about my story and help others to get help for their difficulties.

mike

mike

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

Matt

Matt

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

GEMMA

GEMMA

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

Kate bbbbbb

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

Bob

Bob

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

Minihev

Minihev

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

Emily

Emily

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

Steve

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

Lindsay

Diagnosed Bipolar. Never judge a book by its cover. I want to show our next generation, even with a mental health condition you can achieve anything

Christine

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

Sue

I've felt the stigma all my life. I've suffered bi-polar disease since as long as I can remember, but was actually only diagnosed when I was about 20 years old. I've been taking many medications ever since, and will until the day I die.

Beka

Beka

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

steph

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

Scruffyakz

Scruffyakz

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

Ivy

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

Jo

Jo

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

Sinead

Sinead

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

Tinks

Tinks

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

Charlotte

Charlotte

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

Ellie

Ellie

I pledge that I will also look out for my own mental health, not only because otherwise I can't help other people, but also because I deserve to be mentally healthy!

Bob

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

Lizzie

Lizzie

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

Hannah

Hannah

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

Ellen

Ellen

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

mamicarlin

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

Abi

Abi

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

Nan

I am a counsellor and it is such a privilege to be there as a non judgemental support for those who seek better mental health.

frantic

I won't let Depression define me.
We need to talk to each other more. We all need good mental health !

Andrew

Andrew

I will encourage others to see their mental health as something they should openly discuss, as they would their physical health so that they can seek advice and help (if needed) before a crisis arises.
Let's de-stigmatise the words 'Mental Health!'

Julie

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

miss sunshine 123

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

Elliott

Elliott

I will always look after my family and help them deal with what they are going through for the rest of my life

belina

belina

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

Laurel

Laurel

only by battling with mental health myself have I began to see how big the stigma is with it.

LDR

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

Sandra

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

Jen

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

Michele

Michele

I will be the best daughter to my mother that I can as this wasn't always the case. My mother has schizophrenia

Rachel

Rachel

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

Joe

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

Mini

Mini

I will make it my life's work to convince everyone that mental illness is just that; an illness, it is not a sign of weakness, it is not contagious, it doesn't mean that you are stupid and it IS survivable.

Hannah

Hannah

I will also spread the time to change message, raising awareness that negative mental health experiences are so common, and encouraging people not to make negative judgements about themselves and their own mental health - the stigma from within can make things so much worse! I will keep trying to practice what I preach too!

Amy

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

Meredith

Meredith

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

Ro

Ro

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

Amystar20

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

Lol

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

Hip hop.

Hip hop.

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

Sylvie

Sylvie

I will become a mental health nurse and be the change I want to see in others

Birdy22

Birdy22

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

the ninja worrier

Mental Health sufferer sick of the stigma!

Pebble

I will ask my friends and family "how are you feeling?". I'll sit, and listen, make a brew, and tell them how loved they are. Even if they don't believe it, like I couldn't believe it for a long time, it could well be the first step to starting to feel a little better.

Helen

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

Dawne

Dawne

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

Hannah

Hannah

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

helen

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

Sara

"In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first"
Jimi Hendrix

becca

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

Karen

Karen

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

Vanessa

I will keep sharpening my awareness to recognise the signs of friends or family becoming troubled or distracted, I'll support and listen and tell them that no matter how terrible they think things are they are not alone and they will get through. Change and progress is possible.

Jo

Jo

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

Naomi

I will challenge the stigma by explaining the facts and trying to get people to empathise with those with mental health problems.

Jimmy

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

Kieron

Kieron

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

Finn

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

angelbabe

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

Laura

Laura

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

Berry

Berry

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

Helen

Helen

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

Debbie

Debbie

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

Rita

Rita

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

Gilly

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

Jennifer

Jennifer

I used to be ashamed. Then I realized mental illness isn't something to be ashamed of. Now I share my story so others know that too.

Rod

Rod

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

Kirsty

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

Linda

It's time to be more open minded about Mental Health. One in four people suffer from Mental Health or as I say 'Emotional Wellbeing ' problems at sometime or another. It could be one of your own friends or family. Would you reject a loved one? It's time for 'Change'. Say 'hello' today to someone and ask them 'how they are'. A little 'kindness' goes a long way :)

LEVIATHAN

LEVIATHAN

I will use my life experiences to help others and help to end mental health stigma.

Elle

Elle

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

Ujwal

I would spread awareness and make people sensitive about these issues. And spread some love and warmth on the way :)

Roberto

Roberto

I will combat the ignorance and stigma still attached to mental health because no one should be ashamed of being open about issues they may have or how they feel. Ignorance and stigma are sometimes what makes things worse.

laura

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

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