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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Lauren

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

Carolyn

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

debza

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

Melanie

Melanie

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

Rachel

Rachel

I won't be embarrassed about my mental health story and will be open about it to help others understand and break down the stigma attached to mental health issues.

Georgia

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLw8TLvRgeKJ7YFbklnGNn1CT46hxsLB86&v=_co09R6S2dM
Give it a watch if you're considering taking anti-depressants and want to know what you may be in for.

Katie

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

Lulu

I will share my mental health story so that those who think of me as a strong, kind and very witty woman which I absolutely am, will know that appearances can be very deceptive and it is not useful to judge a book by its cover.

Sometimes there are things going on in people's lives which cannot be changed so they have to be endured. I will support and encourage others who are feeling low and unhappy to be brave in those situations to find someone to talk to who can give them their full attention and support..

Louise

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

bettythegeordie

I hate it when anybody makes a mental health joke. I am obsessed with the idea I am sick. I can't tell anybody. I need a doctor. I focus my pain and use it to stop others feeling the way I do. I want a reformed mental health service and I want the stereotypes to go away. People need to stop blaming our potential illness in things like hormones and other minor illnesses. People need to be more open minded about the possibility of people having a mental illness.

Micaela

Micaela

I pledge to make sure my family, especially my great Aunt, are taken care of for mental illness- especially medication.

Celia

Celia

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

Christa

Christa

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

Julie

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

Lucy

Lucy

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

Caitlin

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

Sam

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

Nim

I have anxiety and depression. I was only recently diagnosed but they (the doctors) think I've been suffering with it for years. Nobody really helped until I was officially diagnosed. All I wanted was someone to be patient and understand that some things are more difficult for me. I am so lucky now to be surrounded by people that support me, but I have to talk to people about my problems or they can't help me. The problems around talking about mental health aren't just for the people who have friends with issues, it’s hard for us too!

Georgia

Georgia

I will share my mental health story to help others to understand mental health and I will look out for my friends and loved ones so that they do not have to go through what I did.

Jess

Jess

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

Cate

Cate

I will stand up against stigma around mental health, and share my experiences and encourage others to share theirs, Everyones story is as important, and if we share them they become even more precious and valuable. There is no stigma in having the courage to experience life.

Clare P

Clare P

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

woody

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

Trig

Trig

Everyone goes through hard times. In fact, those that seem like they "have it together" may actually be in desperate need of a true friend. I know I have been that person, and I thank god everyday for my family and my sorority sisters. They keep me going to be the best that I can be. I will keep my eyes open and help those out as best as I can.

Whatsoniamind

It is my desire to help as many people as possible by sharing what I have learned about myself through my life experience. I will share my mental health issues and reply to as many blogs or mails I receive through this site

ange xx

I pledge to help people who have mental illness xx

Lesley

Lesley

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

Mark

Mark

Understanding the situation of friends and family is important during mental health. Showing support and care during those difficult times is key. Talking about everyday things goes a long way!

Becky

I lost my beloved Philip almost two years ago and frankly wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for the love, kindness and listening ears of my friends who have and continue to get me through some very dark days. To know someone is thinking of you is the best medicine - a text, a call, a postcard, a hug - little things that make the world of difference.

Paula

Paula

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

Fiona

Fiona

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

Alf

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

CobraLad

CobraLad

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

Daniella

Daniella

I pledge to support my family, friends and sisters and make sure they know they have someone they can talk to if they want to.

Paula

Paula

Gaddo.

Tai

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

Madeleine

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

Harriet

Harriet

I will speak out

Jenny

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

Yousef

Yousef

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

Irish John

Irish John

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

alexa

alexa

I will continue using the techniques of communication and connection to lower my anxiety episodes. In addition, I will be there for friends and loved ones, letting them know that I hear them and I am there for them.

Robo

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

Patricia

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

Maddisyn

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

Morgan

Morgan

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

DeeDee

A lot of people of colour suffer in silence about their mental health but I pledge that if they believe they can't talk to anyone they can talk to me!

Shortie

I will be supportive to friends and family.

Susie

Susie

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

titch

titch

i have had bpd for years, it has ruined everything including having my son taken off me all because people dont understand so therefore your brandished "crazy", i hope people come to understand its not seeking attention or "mental" we just need patience and understanding, i am now after 5+ years finally on medication (mood stabilisers) i still find it hard to cope most days especially evenings as i dont hear things like my son crying or moving around, because i miss him so much, please end stigmata.....

Samantha

Samantha

I will be aware of others & be sensitive to their feelings. Everyone needs support, & it is our responsibility to be there for others.

Isabel

I will not be a afraid to speak out when people discriminate against mental health. I will inform and educate those who are ignorant and be kind and thoughtful to those affected.

Lauren

Lauren

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

Debbie

Debbie

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

M

I will support my family, friends and colleagues and make sure they know they have someone they can talk to if they want to.

Polly

Polly

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.

Steven

Steven

Some of those closest to me are having stigma about mental health used against them. I'll offer support through these specific acts of discrimination, whilst challenging stigma more widely.

Karen

Karen

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

Alasdair

Alasdair

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

Mary

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

StormLady

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

Katie

Katie

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

JulieW

JulieW

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

Connor Twitter = @ConnorWoldMYP

Connor Twitter = @ConnorWoldMYP

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

Emms

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

Leigh

Leigh

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

Nehal

Nehal

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

Sian-May

Sian-May

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

Jude

Jude

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

Jacqui

Jacqui

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

Bex

I pledge to keep talking about mental health, to keep supporting my friends and to challenge stigma and discrimination. I pledge to keep being open about my own experiences and using these to inform the public about the realities of mental health.

Mum

Mum

My heart goes out to all the parents going through the anguish of having to see their teenager go through a mental illness.

Amy

Amy

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

Oriel

I will not treat my mental health condition as something to be ashamed of and I will try and help others understand this too

Suzanne

Suzanne

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

Richard

Richard

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

Christine

Christine

I will also challenge mental health stigma when I see it

Isobel

I will keep the conversations going with friends & family in times of need & will challenge mental health discrimination at the workplace.

Valerie

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

Sam

Sam

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

Ami

Ami

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

BrightCopperKettles

BrightCopperKettles

Purple Angel Ambassadors are supporting people with a dementia diagnosis to shop with dignity.
- just one step to end the stigma!

Kerry

Kerry

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

Gabriela

Gabriela

I will open up to others about my experiences and difficult past to help people learn that depression doesn't define me, or anyone. I will never judge someone based on his or her mental health, and will always look at people as just that - people. We all need love and acceptance, and I will always try to be a part of that.

Selena

Selena

Found out 3 years ago my husband of 11 years has schizophrenia got married at age 14 now 25 with 4 children having a hard,stressful time dealing with his emotions,depression

Fateem

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

Tara

Tara

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

Benjamin's mom

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

Cheryl

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

cheska66

cheska66

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

Rachel

Rachel

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

Flip

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

Charlotte

Charlotte

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

Deborah

Deborah

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

Mel

As someone who has a mental health diagnosis myself I understand the difficulties faced and misconceptions of others. It's time to change!!

shady

shady

It's time to stop the stigma about mental health

Andy

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

Eddie

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

Ali

Ali

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

violet

violet

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

dizzytart

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

Jennifer

Having experienced it first hand I can understand the illness so much better and the emotional pain it can cause to everyone involved. The support of the rethink mental illness group is underrated and not publicised enough. I will do my best to support those close to me and make others aware of mental health problems and share my experience.

Jenny

Jenny

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

Danielle

Danielle

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

Katherine

As a student mental health nurse, I feel very passionate about changing negative stereotypes and stigma that surrounds mental health.

Clare

Clare

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

Alex

Iv had depression and you can get through it xxxx

Stilts

I will look out for friends and loved ones, supporting them

SarahEm

SarahEm

I will not stay silent and in fear about adult eating disorders. I will lessen the stigma about speaking about it

H

I will make a difference.

PhotoBiker

PhotoBiker

I am 48 and I have been put through the mental health system and sent to jail for something I did not do, as a result miss diagnosed and treated (I don't have much faith in the mental health system). luckily i have had the ability to work with and through my mental health issues its an ongoing and constant process, I have, and do experienced stigma and depression.

Izzy

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

Mazzall

Mazzall

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

GeorgiaW

GeorgiaW

I won't let my mental illness hold me back. I will also help other people to feel able to talk to me about how they're feeling.

sarah

from a sufferer to a survivor - tomorrow is a new day

sarah44

sarah44

I've lost my partner and my son's in care I'm trying to get myself sorted out so i can get my family back ...its important to be there for people and not to judge and to share your experiences with others

Gothi

Gothi

I will keep in touch with people. I will ask how they are and will listen for the part after "I'm alright, But..."
I also pledge to keep people better informed of my mental health rather than just vanishing for months on end.

Shannon

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

Rach

I will share my mental health story and vow to put a smile on the face of others and make them feel loved even if it is just for a second.

panda tinkerbell

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

Mark

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

Andy

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

Carmel

I will challenge the stigma around mental health issues.

Elit3 Flea

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

Matthew

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

Katy

Katy

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

Vanessa

Vanessa

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

Shar

Shar

Talking about mental health problems should be as easy as talking about physical health problems, you wouldn't be ashamed or scared to tell someone you were ill would you? Being open about mental health goes a long way, anyone can suffer from a mental health problem. I want to support organisations, like Time to Change, who are bringing mental health into the limelight so that people can openly discuss it. Not talking about mental health only stigmatises it further.

Ricky

Finding it hard to deal with most things. One min I'm feeling high and a really nice guy then I feel low and start being really moody and change into a right d***. Feel's like I'm living two lifes, been this way since I was young. Need help asap before I lose family..

Rosey

Rosey

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

claire

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

mon

mon

You not alone

LOU

Something I have had much experience of with family & friends.

Camille

Camille

I pledge to start conversations about mental health my sharing my experience with others, in order to reduce the stigma around depression and let anyone who is suffering know that they can come to me.

Jo

Jo

I will try and be more open about my mental health issues to try and help others understand how they can help me and that it's not something for them to feel afraid of.

Joanne

I will continue to work with service users, professionals and politicians to fight for parity of esteem for mental health issues.

Tej

Tej

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

Arthur

Arthur

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

Ashley

Ashley

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

susan

susan

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

Ann

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

Sara

Sara

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

Candy

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

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Lauren

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

Carolyn

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

debza

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

Melanie

Melanie

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

Rachel

Rachel

I won't be embarrassed about my mental health story and will be open about it to help others understand and break down the stigma attached to mental health issues.

Georgia

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLw8TLvRgeKJ7YFbklnGNn1CT46hxsLB86&v=_co09R6S2dM
Give it a watch if you're considering taking anti-depressants and want to know what you may be in for.

Katie

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

Lulu

I will share my mental health story so that those who think of me as a strong, kind and very witty woman which I absolutely am, will know that appearances can be very deceptive and it is not useful to judge a book by its cover.

Sometimes there are things going on in people's lives which cannot be changed so they have to be endured. I will support and encourage others who are feeling low and unhappy to be brave in those situations to find someone to talk to who can give them their full attention and support..

Louise

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

bettythegeordie

I hate it when anybody makes a mental health joke. I am obsessed with the idea I am sick. I can't tell anybody. I need a doctor. I focus my pain and use it to stop others feeling the way I do. I want a reformed mental health service and I want the stereotypes to go away. People need to stop blaming our potential illness in things like hormones and other minor illnesses. People need to be more open minded about the possibility of people having a mental illness.

Micaela

Micaela

I pledge to make sure my family, especially my great Aunt, are taken care of for mental illness- especially medication.

Celia

Celia

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

Christa

Christa

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

Julie

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

Lucy

Lucy

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

Caitlin

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

Sam

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

Nim

I have anxiety and depression. I was only recently diagnosed but they (the doctors) think I've been suffering with it for years. Nobody really helped until I was officially diagnosed. All I wanted was someone to be patient and understand that some things are more difficult for me. I am so lucky now to be surrounded by people that support me, but I have to talk to people about my problems or they can't help me. The problems around talking about mental health aren't just for the people who have friends with issues, it’s hard for us too!

Georgia

Georgia

I will share my mental health story to help others to understand mental health and I will look out for my friends and loved ones so that they do not have to go through what I did.

Jess

Jess

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

Cate

Cate

I will stand up against stigma around mental health, and share my experiences and encourage others to share theirs, Everyones story is as important, and if we share them they become even more precious and valuable. There is no stigma in having the courage to experience life.

Clare P

Clare P

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

woody

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

Trig

Trig

Everyone goes through hard times. In fact, those that seem like they "have it together" may actually be in desperate need of a true friend. I know I have been that person, and I thank god everyday for my family and my sorority sisters. They keep me going to be the best that I can be. I will keep my eyes open and help those out as best as I can.

Whatsoniamind

It is my desire to help as many people as possible by sharing what I have learned about myself through my life experience. I will share my mental health issues and reply to as many blogs or mails I receive through this site

ange xx

I pledge to help people who have mental illness xx

Lesley

Lesley

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

Mark

Mark

Understanding the situation of friends and family is important during mental health. Showing support and care during those difficult times is key. Talking about everyday things goes a long way!

Becky

I lost my beloved Philip almost two years ago and frankly wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for the love, kindness and listening ears of my friends who have and continue to get me through some very dark days. To know someone is thinking of you is the best medicine - a text, a call, a postcard, a hug - little things that make the world of difference.

Paula

Paula

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

Fiona

Fiona

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

Alf

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

CobraLad

CobraLad

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

Daniella

Daniella

I pledge to support my family, friends and sisters and make sure they know they have someone they can talk to if they want to.

Paula

Paula

Gaddo.

Tai

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

Madeleine

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

Harriet

Harriet

I will speak out

Jenny

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

Yousef

Yousef

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

Irish John

Irish John

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

alexa

alexa

I will continue using the techniques of communication and connection to lower my anxiety episodes. In addition, I will be there for friends and loved ones, letting them know that I hear them and I am there for them.

Robo

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

Patricia

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

Maddisyn

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

Morgan

Morgan

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

DeeDee

A lot of people of colour suffer in silence about their mental health but I pledge that if they believe they can't talk to anyone they can talk to me!

Shortie

I will be supportive to friends and family.

Susie

Susie

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

titch

titch

i have had bpd for years, it has ruined everything including having my son taken off me all because people dont understand so therefore your brandished "crazy", i hope people come to understand its not seeking attention or "mental" we just need patience and understanding, i am now after 5+ years finally on medication (mood stabilisers) i still find it hard to cope most days especially evenings as i dont hear things like my son crying or moving around, because i miss him so much, please end stigmata.....

Samantha

Samantha

I will be aware of others & be sensitive to their feelings. Everyone needs support, & it is our responsibility to be there for others.

Isabel

I will not be a afraid to speak out when people discriminate against mental health. I will inform and educate those who are ignorant and be kind and thoughtful to those affected.

Lauren

Lauren

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

Debbie

Debbie

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

M

I will support my family, friends and colleagues and make sure they know they have someone they can talk to if they want to.

Polly

Polly

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.

Steven

Steven

Some of those closest to me are having stigma about mental health used against them. I'll offer support through these specific acts of discrimination, whilst challenging stigma more widely.

Karen

Karen

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

Alasdair

Alasdair

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

Mary

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

StormLady

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

Katie

Katie

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

JulieW

JulieW

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

Connor Twitter = @ConnorWoldMYP

Connor Twitter = @ConnorWoldMYP

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

Emms

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

Leigh

Leigh

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

Nehal

Nehal

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

Sian-May

Sian-May

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

Jude

Jude

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

Jacqui

Jacqui

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

Bex

I pledge to keep talking about mental health, to keep supporting my friends and to challenge stigma and discrimination. I pledge to keep being open about my own experiences and using these to inform the public about the realities of mental health.

Mum

Mum

My heart goes out to all the parents going through the anguish of having to see their teenager go through a mental illness.

Amy

Amy

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

Oriel

I will not treat my mental health condition as something to be ashamed of and I will try and help others understand this too

Suzanne

Suzanne

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

Richard

Richard

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

Christine

Christine

I will also challenge mental health stigma when I see it

Isobel

I will keep the conversations going with friends & family in times of need & will challenge mental health discrimination at the workplace.

Valerie

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

Sam

Sam

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

Ami

Ami

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

BrightCopperKettles

BrightCopperKettles

Purple Angel Ambassadors are supporting people with a dementia diagnosis to shop with dignity.
- just one step to end the stigma!

Kerry

Kerry

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

Gabriela

Gabriela

I will open up to others about my experiences and difficult past to help people learn that depression doesn't define me, or anyone. I will never judge someone based on his or her mental health, and will always look at people as just that - people. We all need love and acceptance, and I will always try to be a part of that.

Selena

Selena

Found out 3 years ago my husband of 11 years has schizophrenia got married at age 14 now 25 with 4 children having a hard,stressful time dealing with his emotions,depression

Fateem

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

Tara

Tara

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

Benjamin's mom

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

Cheryl

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

cheska66

cheska66

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

Rachel

Rachel

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

Flip

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

Charlotte

Charlotte

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

Deborah

Deborah

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

Mel

As someone who has a mental health diagnosis myself I understand the difficulties faced and misconceptions of others. It's time to change!!

shady

shady

It's time to stop the stigma about mental health

Andy

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

Eddie

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

Ali

Ali

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

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