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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Natasha

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

Bird Therapy

www.birdtherapy.wordpress.com

Artist0423

I always keep my friends close, I understand the fight as I have my own daily brawls with MDD and Social Anxieties, some days are better than others, I believe in sharing the darkness to overcome it, because even when we are all down, we bring in light for each other.

Helen

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

Muriel

I have volunteered on 2 February to raise awareness of mental health at Cambridge Assessment.

clairelouise7

I am a long term OCD and anxiety sufferer. I have felt the stigma and discrimination since I was 12. Now 25, I feel little has changed. I will advocate equality and mental health awareness at every opportunity.

Stormin

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

Rachel

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

Near

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

Susie

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

Lindsey

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

Amie

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

Katherine

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

Sandra

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

Corinna

I want people to realise that mental health problems are real and you just can't 'snap out of it' .

Adela

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

Rumor

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

Nicole

Motherhood is a challenge already, without people discriminating against Mothers who are struggling with mental health. I will share my story to help anybody else currently experiencing Mental health.

Marie

I have bad mentil health problems only by taking about it can We over come stigma

Sara

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

Pete

We all live different lives but our own stories effect us in similar ways to others, mental health is no longer a thing to be ashamed of....the hardest part is asking for help.

Debsie

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

Danny

Sharing helps understanding to grow, but listening is just as important. Therefore I also pledge to always listen and take care of those around me.

cait

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

Kaye

I pledge to help others by using my own experience of living with bipolar

Rowlers

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

Hannah

I will spread awareness that it's OK to talk about mental health and be there as a listening ear for those close to me when they're in need.

Helen

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

Hannah

I will spread awareness that it's OK to talk about mental health and be there as a listening ear for those close to me when they're in need.

Fiona

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

Naomi

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

Wendy Woo

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

Dawn

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

Emma

I will raise awareness of mental health and promote diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace and the community. I will challenge discriminatory behaviour and ensure that I show compassion and understanding to those around me. I will take time to talk, not just on 2nd Feb, but always. I will help make the world a safer and less judgemental place.

JBean

I have been writing articles in different newspapers and such and hope to one day speak in front of a crowd about mental illness to stop the stigma!!!

Stig

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

Tshiku

I want to ensure noone goes through what I and my friends, or any other person with mental health problems, went through. It's time we sensitize the society.

Andrew

As somebody who has needed - and richly benefited from - support and understanding to handle my own emotional and psychological challenges previously, I pledge to use that empathy and experience to raise awareness, confront stigma and help inspire a change in attitudes towards mental health issues.

Mark

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

Di

Mental health services needs to be increased to help those who need it. I will do my best to support all those in this situation

Charlotte

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

Neenz

Having suffered from an eating disorder for over 5 years and spending 10 months of that at a hospital inpatient facility for anorexia nervosa, that has shown me that the people who I met up there didn't fit the stereotype of a 'mental patient'. They were the kindest, most caring people I've met and people need to understand this, we're not crazy or dangerous, we're just not well and we need to break the stigma.

Marj

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

Karen

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

Milf

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

Mdbaby

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

Anna

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

Anna

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

Emma

I know how it feels to be depressed and I would help anyone in anyway I could. I pledge to make changes to workplaces and reduce mental health stigma!

Jemjet

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

Steve

Having suffered with anxiety and depression myself, I pledge to be open, upfront and honest about it and be willing to share my experiences with others in the hope that they won't feel alone in living with anxiety and depression.

Dominic

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

Tommo

A long story cut short.

Brother died of cancer.

Confusion.

Deniability.

Change.

Breakdown.

Anxiety.

Depression.

Recovery.

Manage.

Communicate.

Sana

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

Jolene

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

Matt

I will start the conversation about mental health wherever I can, because conversations can change lives.

Amanda

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

Ams

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

Sunbeam

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

Rebecca

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

Graham

I will show others that no matter how big or clever you are, sometimes, we all struggle and we all need to ask for help sometimes.

Faz

I'll talk to anybody I meet about the mental health problems in my own family. I won't hold back.

Conner

I pledge to support and love all those -not just friends and family - that are discrimated against or face a similar struggle. I will challenge stigma whenever possible, and lend whatever support I can to the fight against discrimination.

Suky

I will challenge the mental health stigma with my own story and help others to talk about theirs and get the help they need

Phil

I will try my hardest to challenge stigma, raise awareness of mental health illness and complete the London Marathon for Heads Together

Zainab

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

Georgie

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

Claire

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

Laura Davis

I commit to posting blog posts on my blog regarding my personal experience of mental illness. I commit to always offering an open ear for people that are struggling.

Jac

I will be there when I am needed and learn as much as possible about mental health issues so I may speak from a position of knowledge.

Halling

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

I'm just me

I read a few weeks back that mental illness has become a trend. I was both deeply saddened & yet infuriated. Mental illness steals precious moments of your life. Important moments with family & friends (if you have any left) that you can never get back. A trend can come & go. Lost time & precious moments can only pass & be forever gone yet the guilt lasts forever.

Amy

I pledge never to let depression drag me or anyone else I know back down! We've all got this!

Ellisha

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

Kate

I will share my personal mental health experiences in an open and honest way to help others understand mental health and help raise awareness where I can. I will be supportive and be there to listen, to offer a comforting hug and friendly smile, to anyone who needs it. I will stand up to discrimination.

Nells

For my story please email me, im always here to talk

Chanelanne94@outlook.com

Thank You

Chanel

Soph

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

Sharn

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

Naomi

I pledge with all my heart to work as hard as my strength can take me to eradicate mental health stigma and discrimination in my society and the world at large.

Dan

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

Page to page

I pledge to help my daughter and husband through their mental health difficulties no matter how hard I find it.

Jam

Recovery is possible I keep positive & hopeful in the face of discrimination. I aim to tell my story to those in similar circumstances as there is a different way

TJ

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

Grace

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

Mel

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

EmWill

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

Philip

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

Cass

i pledge to try to make a difference whether that's in a social setting or the workplace, i will challenge stigma when i see it and i will be an ear for anyone surrounding me who may need it.

Sarah

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

kay

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

Kirsty

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

Moobags

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

Katy

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

Hecate

I will share my experience with mental health to others, freely and I will help all those in need. If I spot any discrimination, I will try to stop it immediately.

Steam-Powered Pixie

I will also upload a video to my Mental Health channel on YouTube (Defying Jessica) on the 1ST FEBRUARY, to explain my mental health story, to raise awareness of this event, and to let everyone know that it's never too late to make a stand and to SPEAK UP about mental health!

Nick

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

Hol

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

Charlie

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

Cathy

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

Pollybball

I pledge to be as supportive as I can be to those around me, to be a listener when they want to talk and my door is always open -Mandy

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