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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Matman

I am a Samaritan and very happy to have the opportunity to provide support for those who are stuggling to cope with Mental Health challenges.

Wings

I am creating a blog, BipolarAdventures, to tell my story for my own health benefit and to give knowledge and awareness to others.

David

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

bubble

Getting my diagnosis has been a long road but finally I am here and I think i have a way forward. the shame and burden I felt and of not knowing what was wrong with me and how others perceived me has took its toll on the relationships I had with others but if I can help anyone in the same situation as me I will coz it has been lonely and exasperating and I wouldn't wish it on anyone to think they are alone and there aren't or isn't anyone who can help and undastand

Kat

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

hazel2299

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

Hollie

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

Hayleigh

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

Angharad

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

STKy

I will not let my mental health struggles define me or hold me back from being the best person I can be!

Wilson

I will make a series of videos describing my mental health journey in the hope it will help give insight to those who don't understand and hope for those that suffer like myself.

Sammi

I will always be open and honest about my experiences with depression and anxiety. I will also encourage others to be able to talk without judgement or stigma.

Georgina

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

Aggrey

No need for the stigma now We are all united against this no doubt

Mini-Meg

I will share my story so people know theyre not alone!

Chelsea

I pledge to continue being open about my mental health to the ones I'm close with and work up to opening up to people I'm less familiar with until I'm comfortable speaking out bc mental health stigma is horrible in my town. I want to become confident enough to stand up and change the outlook on mental health in my town

Magni

I pledge to stop hiding my mental health from those who want to help me

Tian

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

Maj

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

Taryn

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

Lee

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

CHEESEBEANOS

I'm a man and I live anxiety. we have to fight and make people aware that men have mental health issues also. I'm pledging to fight #stigma #mentalhealthinMen #raiseawareness.

Lucy-Lou

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

Lozza

Mental health is a rapidly rising taboo within our society, so many people are too afraid to speak out and as a result suffer in silence due to the discrimination and stigma of mental health issues. No one should have to suffer in silence and everyone who is should know someone is always there and they are not alone. It's time to change and end the stigma against mental health.

Georgie

Mental illness is invisible.
If you break an arm, you are treated immediately. Doctors identify the problem and treat it. Mental illness is much harder to recognize. An X-ray isn't going to reveal that you have anxiety or depression.
But just because we can't see it, doesn't mean it is less severe than a broken arm, a wound, or a cancer.
My anxiety disorder is a cancer in itself. A wound unseen and borne in secret; where is the sympathy? Where is the chemotherapy?
We have to speak about mental health. It's an epidemic like no other.

kalicex

We have all experienced a mental health issue in our life and some of us live it everyday. As a country, we are too ashamed to admit when we need support. We need to know that it's okay to not be okay and that we are human; we have feelings both good and bad. We need to be supportive of one another and caring. I pledge to always listen, care and be supportive no matter how big or small a problem.

kelly

I pledge to open up to others and share my worries and also listen to other peoples.

Michelle

When you are yelling I will do my best to hear you crying. When you are unkind I will try my hardest to see your fear. When you tell me to go away I will remember you feel alone. You are not alone sis x

Zainab

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

Sussex Rainbow Counselling

I pledge to have offer space for open and non-judgemental conversations about mental health in my work as a counsellor.

Lena

I pledge to listen with an open heart and mind to all those suffering from mental health issues, and do my best to be there for them in whatever way I can.

Rob

I will share my mental health story to help others and raise awareness via my blog: https://robtalksblog.wordpress.com/

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I WILL LOOK OUT TO THOSE WHO NEED MY HELP AND LOVE THEM UNCONDITIONALLY

Ruby

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

Crazy Feathers

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

Debs

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

Akanksha

I will Challenge bullying towards people suffering with mental health in hopes to remove negative stigma and make this world a safer place for them and our further generation to live in.

Richard

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

freddy

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

Annie

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

samloulyn

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

Sareefairee

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

RachelJimmy

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

Lo

I felt invisible and hurt everyday talking helped me understand what I was dealing with and how I could try and cope with it if you feel trapped just talk to someone you will be amazed how much it helps
Lois

Gem

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

Louise

I hope my children, friends & family know I am always available to talk or just listen! I make a pledge to always make that time & space possible no matter how busy life gets❤️

Leah

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

Libby

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

Sooze

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

Kitty

I will devote my life to helping others with mental health problems. I am going to train as a professional counsellor in order to help more people overcome their difficulties. I will fight against the discrimination so many people have to cope with on top of their symptoms. I will look out for my family and friends.

Richierich

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

Des

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

@weemancaves

Encourage more men (who are not great at talking about mental health)to share the big stuff end discrimination and save life's.

Minnie

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

Kaylan

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

Isabelle

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

Anish

Always be kind and compassionate towards others, because you never know the full story in their minds.

Aimee

I am in the process of making a blog, part of this blog will be a weekly segment regarding different mental health problems, showing people they are not alone and helping others to understand mental health a little bit more! Once the blog is up and running I will be talking about it at my university as a way to advertise my blog and also to draw attention to this section and create a discussion on mental health!

carolineclear

Mental health is a really big stigma which is causing more people to suffer in silence. If someone broke their leg people would immediately treat it whereas mental health is "frowned upon". Battling with your mind 365 days a year is exhausting and you never know what someone is going through until you truly reach their trust to listen.

Deboram

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

Ter

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

Victoria

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

Mark

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

Alix

I will share my own story with mental health, so that it can validate and empower others who are struggling.
I hope to make a contribution in the fight against stigma and for greater acceptance.

Laurynzo

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

emilybell198

I want to share my story even though I'm not fully recovered yet, no one should face it alone.

Nadiya802

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

Phoebe

I lost the person I love due to the lack of support regarding mental health - things need to change and I will do all that I can to help.

Donna

We are all vulnerable. It is important to listen to and to validate the feelings of others with respect and without judgement.

Sarah

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

Jen

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

Tía

Your illness doesn't define you, your stregnth and courage does! Don't be afraid to share your story it will inspire others! It's a disorder not a desision so don't be a afraid

ashleeofthemoon

I am going to do everything I can to get my story and other's stories out into the world so that I can help others understand what I have gone through.

Canek

My name is Canek, i'm 21 years old and I study in Paris. It's been 2 years since I've been struggling with anxiety and depression. The one thing that helps me is that I know that there are other people out there that is dealing with the same stuff and music. I've just started to record songs talking about this issue and I wanna share it with everyone. It's just the beginning. So if you're like me go check out my facebook https://www.facebook.com/Canek-419064925094144/?fref=nf or my instagram @canekmusic.

@safetyconundrum

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

Litha

I don't want others being victimised by social services for having a mental health problem. I'm a good mum and shouldn't be treated like a criminal for being mentally unwell. No one should lose their children because of depression and EUPD.

Kristina

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

Aoife

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

ROBERT

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

Lauren

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

Lade

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

Charlotte

I will always support friends and loved ones whenever they need it and I will stand up to mental health stigma and discrimination. I will give a kind smile to anyone who looks a little low and hold out my hands for anyone who needs it.

punnoo

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

Robyn

I will share my story and my dads suicide with others to raise awareness and understanding.

ZsAzSa

everyone equal shouldn't be discriminated

Gilly

I pledge to empower people to listen and understand the difference between physical illness and mental health illness.

Kamila

I pledge to stay open minded with people around me, to listen and to be there for whoever needs me. I will challenge discrimination and work hard against the stigma.

SJ

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

Shelley

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

Byron

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

N'kai

I pledge to help bring awareness to mental health. I suffer from Automatonophobia and Pediophobia. I cannot come in any proximity close of dolls of animations/wax figures/mannequins or I panic, tense, and feel ill to my stomach. It is an everyday struggle that even thing about these things makes me want to get sick. People around me think it is a joke and don't understand the seriousness to my problem. It would be a weight off my shoulders if people could learn to understand!

Moo

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

Sim

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

Manda

I know only too well the embarrassment I've felt about admitting I have mental health issues and I want this to change. It shouldn't be seen as a sign of weakness.

Judith

I will help people with mental health issues whenever I can and challenge the stigma and discrimination when I encounter it.

Erica

I want to see change in the attitude many have towards mental health, which currently has the capacity to destroy lives. I will do all I can to help make this happen.

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Living with Bipolar Disorder is no fun. But, we should never hide it away or isolate away from society. We didn't choose this misery nor would we if we had the choice. I will continue to share my personal stories of the plagues of depression, hypomania & psychosis while learning & sharing what remedies & practices help to alleviate the suffering. The more we sufferers share, the more the discrimination will dissipate. Peace.

Mike

There are many paths to mental illness, but relatively few away from it. I pledge that wherever and whenever I can, I will be a guide to those in need.

Camille

I will do as much as I can to spread awareness and educate others about mental illness in hopes of helping to get rid of the stigma(s) around the subject. I will do my best to support loved ones when they need it, and remember to reach out because people don't always know how or feel comfortable asking for help. I will also try my best to tell [my loved ones] that I love and appreciate them more often, instead of assuming that they already know.

Jaimi

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

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