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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

shari

shari

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

Liz

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

rebecca

rebecca

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

Neil

Neil

As someone who has been battling 20+ yrs with depression, I get annoyed that in this day and age, some employers & public can treat you as an outcast for being open about mental health

Beverley

Beverley

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

nghafoor

nghafoor

Having struggled with depression for years and an un-diagnosed case of borderline personality disorder, with a history of anxiety, it's taken me years to feel even the slightest bit comfortable discussing my story. For so long I've hidden my feelings, covered the scars and made excuses with physical illnesses ('sorry, I've got a headache', not 'sorry, I feel so depressed today'), and now I believe it's time to fight this stigma!

loobie

loobie

Mental health is not to be stigmatised xx it's a unseen illness to the eye xx its effects people in different ways xx I suffer from depression and although to people I seem ok xx my good friends know that I'm not xx

Emily

Emily

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

Sarah

Sarah

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

Mai

Mai

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed, as they have looked out and supported me :) x

zara0365

zara0365

Depression can make you very lonely, and talking to others really helps.

Claudia

Claudia

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

Gracie

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

manda

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

Stacie

Stacie

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

kayla

kayla

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

Jamaican Betty

Jamaican Betty

Mental Illness is not talked about much in the African Caribbean Community and when it is no one sees depression as a sign of mental illness. I class my self as a strong Black Woman and when I was diagnosed with Depression some 5 years ago, I went into denial. Since then I tell every one, and the look at me with surprise on their face. Some have even said to my face "what you, go away". If I can help someone by telling my story then I will shout it from the roof.

Sharon

Also I will tell people my story

Priya

Priya

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

Jade

Jade

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

Emma

I will help to raise awareness and check in on friends who are going through mental illness. I will challenge mental health discrimination.

Jonathan

Jonathan

I will challenge any stigma towards mental health, as well as show compassion to all those inflicted. I will share my personal story with all.

Wendy

Wendy

We are not alone - but we only realise that when people have the courage to say so, and why, and how.

Anjana

Anjana

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

Rick

Rick

I will make sure a friend with mental health problems gets invited to play cricket throughout the season!

Jane

Jane

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

AmyLou

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

Caro

Caro

And share my mental health story to encourage others with mental health concerns.

swordy

swordy

I will use my experiences to help others freely express themselves

Rachael

Rachael

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

Gala

Gala

I will call my mum and family more often and keep on supporting my friends.

Jema

Jema

I will talk to my friends and family about my mental health and help them understand me, so they don't discriminate other for their metal health.

Alan

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

iPanda

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

Zuza

Zuza

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

Sue

Sue

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

Victoria

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

Kirsty

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

Hannah

I will do what I can, throughout sharing mine and my families stories of mental health to enable others to understand mental health and to understand that there is hope and that reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness.

Annie

Annie

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

Dizzy

Dizzy

Everybody has a right to be heard.

sbrar27

The shame, resulting from the stigma surrounding mental health, are deadly.
I pledge to listen to that voice inside of me, as much a I can, to be truthful with my actions and my words; not only internally but also externally. No more lying things because it will "make people uncomfortable" and "it's just easier."
"For every good reason to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth." -Bo Bennett
I'll be doing my best to be truthful with myself and those around me. If you can't handle that, "Suck it!"

Tracy

Tracy

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

Annie

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

Carolynn

Carolynn

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

Elaine

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

Dan

Dan

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

Director, BPD Society of BC (Canada)

I will continue to educate Professionals and the public on Borderline Personality Disorder. "Understanding" is one of the stepping stones in decreasing stigma.

Lisa

Lisa

Please sign xx

Girl Interrupted

I pledge to continue to campaign to educate mental health professionals in order to stamp out the abhorrent stigma within mental health services against those with Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex PTSD.

Volatile

Having gone through it then feeling better then it coming back, I will try and make everyone going through it feel better ! I would not wish it on my worst enemy ! It's really hard when you live on your own and got a demanding job ! X

Aris

Aris

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

Suzanne

Suzanne

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

ROB O'K

ROB O'K

I have suffered depression all my life,not told family or doctors.I feel totally useless.Hope nobody goes through life like I have!

Pritchy

Pritchy

I.want.to stop.this file form of discrimination

ANDREWG86

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

Rachel

Rachel

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

delphie

delphie

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

Kayla

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

Anna

Anna

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

Jan

Jan

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

Simbaneuta Garry

Simbaneuta Garry

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

Katie

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

ellie

ellie

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

Shamiso

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

Britanee

Britanee

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

Dai

I will be open about my mental health try and help others and direct them to the right services

catiemac

catiemac

I'm happy to share my experience of dealing with an abusive partner who wouldn't accept there is such a thing as mental health issues and how I found the courage to leave that situation and with the help and support of true friends and family I have been able to manage my issues and deal with depression successfully when I feel it rising

Jazmine

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

Emaline

Emaline

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

plaggy

plaggy

Keeping an eye for those who may not have kept an eye on their own mental health and are just in need of a chat and a focus....

stella

stella

I will fight the personal discrimination against me for declaring I have depression

Rita

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

robert

robert

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

trace

trace

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

Jenny

Jenny

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

Cryztal

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

Wese

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

molly

molly

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

George

George

I pledge to let victims know that it is NOT their fault. And nobody has the right to tell them otherwise.

Grace

Grace

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

Shannon

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

Helen

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

Elaine

Elaine

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

darren

darren

I suffer from deppresion its horrible so know what others are going threw ......

Katherine

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

Ash

My friends and family mean everything to me, and I will be the first person to SUPPORT their fight to beat mental illness, NOT the first to stigmatize them.

Jane

Jane

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

missyrogers

missyrogers

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

Terence

Terence

I will make sure everyone is given the same opportunities and dealt with the same

Abi

I have been a victim of mental health stigmas,
like so many others. I want to stop it happening in what ever way I can.

cark

cark

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

Deborah

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

Grace

Grace

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

Lawren

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

Morgane

I haven't shared anything with anyone yet, this is my first step to something better.

Gee

Gee

The stigma surrounding mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are destroying what little we have left of society. Men are 3 times more likely to commit suicide compared to women as a result of this stigma. Depression is not seen as "manly" and men think that they may be seen as weak for feeling this way, this is why men tend not to seek help and see suicide as the only way out. This needs to change!!

Lesley

Lesley

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

Amy

Amy

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

Daniel

Daniel

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

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shari

shari

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

Liz

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

rebecca

rebecca

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

Neil

Neil

As someone who has been battling 20+ yrs with depression, I get annoyed that in this day and age, some employers & public can treat you as an outcast for being open about mental health

Beverley

Beverley

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

nghafoor

nghafoor

Having struggled with depression for years and an un-diagnosed case of borderline personality disorder, with a history of anxiety, it's taken me years to feel even the slightest bit comfortable discussing my story. For so long I've hidden my feelings, covered the scars and made excuses with physical illnesses ('sorry, I've got a headache', not 'sorry, I feel so depressed today'), and now I believe it's time to fight this stigma!

loobie

loobie

Mental health is not to be stigmatised xx it's a unseen illness to the eye xx its effects people in different ways xx I suffer from depression and although to people I seem ok xx my good friends know that I'm not xx

Emily

Emily

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

Sarah

Sarah

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

Mai

Mai

I will look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed, as they have looked out and supported me :) x

zara0365

zara0365

Depression can make you very lonely, and talking to others really helps.

Claudia

Claudia

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

Gracie

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

manda

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

Stacie

Stacie

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

kayla

kayla

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

Jamaican Betty

Jamaican Betty

Mental Illness is not talked about much in the African Caribbean Community and when it is no one sees depression as a sign of mental illness. I class my self as a strong Black Woman and when I was diagnosed with Depression some 5 years ago, I went into denial. Since then I tell every one, and the look at me with surprise on their face. Some have even said to my face "what you, go away". If I can help someone by telling my story then I will shout it from the roof.

Sharon

Also I will tell people my story

Priya

Priya

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

Jade

Jade

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

Emma

I will help to raise awareness and check in on friends who are going through mental illness. I will challenge mental health discrimination.

Jonathan

Jonathan

I will challenge any stigma towards mental health, as well as show compassion to all those inflicted. I will share my personal story with all.

Wendy

Wendy

We are not alone - but we only realise that when people have the courage to say so, and why, and how.

Anjana

Anjana

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

Rick

Rick

I will make sure a friend with mental health problems gets invited to play cricket throughout the season!

Jane

Jane

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

AmyLou

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

Caro

Caro

And share my mental health story to encourage others with mental health concerns.

swordy

swordy

I will use my experiences to help others freely express themselves

Rachael

Rachael

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

Gala

Gala

I will call my mum and family more often and keep on supporting my friends.

Jema

Jema

I will talk to my friends and family about my mental health and help them understand me, so they don't discriminate other for their metal health.

Alan

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

iPanda

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

Zuza

Zuza

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

Sue

Sue

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

Victoria

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

Kirsty

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

Hannah

I will do what I can, throughout sharing mine and my families stories of mental health to enable others to understand mental health and to understand that there is hope and that reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness.

Annie

Annie

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

Dizzy

Dizzy

Everybody has a right to be heard.

sbrar27

The shame, resulting from the stigma surrounding mental health, are deadly.
I pledge to listen to that voice inside of me, as much a I can, to be truthful with my actions and my words; not only internally but also externally. No more lying things because it will "make people uncomfortable" and "it's just easier."
"For every good reason to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth." -Bo Bennett
I'll be doing my best to be truthful with myself and those around me. If you can't handle that, "Suck it!"

Tracy

Tracy

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

Annie

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

Carolynn

Carolynn

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

Elaine

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

Dan

Dan

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

Director, BPD Society of BC (Canada)

I will continue to educate Professionals and the public on Borderline Personality Disorder. "Understanding" is one of the stepping stones in decreasing stigma.

Lisa

Lisa

Please sign xx

Girl Interrupted

I pledge to continue to campaign to educate mental health professionals in order to stamp out the abhorrent stigma within mental health services against those with Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex PTSD.

Volatile

Having gone through it then feeling better then it coming back, I will try and make everyone going through it feel better ! I would not wish it on my worst enemy ! It's really hard when you live on your own and got a demanding job ! X

Aris

Aris

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

Suzanne

Suzanne

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

ROB O'K

ROB O'K

I have suffered depression all my life,not told family or doctors.I feel totally useless.Hope nobody goes through life like I have!

Pritchy

Pritchy

I.want.to stop.this file form of discrimination

ANDREWG86

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

Rachel

Rachel

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

delphie

delphie

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

Kayla

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

Anna

Anna

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

Jan

Jan

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

Simbaneuta Garry

Simbaneuta Garry

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

Katie

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

ellie

ellie

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

Shamiso

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

Britanee

Britanee

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

Dai

I will be open about my mental health try and help others and direct them to the right services

catiemac

catiemac

I'm happy to share my experience of dealing with an abusive partner who wouldn't accept there is such a thing as mental health issues and how I found the courage to leave that situation and with the help and support of true friends and family I have been able to manage my issues and deal with depression successfully when I feel it rising

Jazmine

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

Emaline

Emaline

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

plaggy

plaggy

Keeping an eye for those who may not have kept an eye on their own mental health and are just in need of a chat and a focus....

stella

stella

I will fight the personal discrimination against me for declaring I have depression

Rita

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

robert

robert

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

trace

trace

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

Jenny

Jenny

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

Cryztal

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

Wese

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

molly

molly

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

George

George

I pledge to let victims know that it is NOT their fault. And nobody has the right to tell them otherwise.

Grace

Grace

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

Shannon

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

Helen

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

Elaine

Elaine

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

darren

darren

I suffer from deppresion its horrible so know what others are going threw ......

Katherine

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

Ash

My friends and family mean everything to me, and I will be the first person to SUPPORT their fight to beat mental illness, NOT the first to stigmatize them.

Jane

Jane

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

missyrogers

missyrogers

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

Terence

Terence

I will make sure everyone is given the same opportunities and dealt with the same

Abi

I have been a victim of mental health stigmas,
like so many others. I want to stop it happening in what ever way I can.

cark

cark

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

Deborah

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

Grace

Grace

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

Lawren

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

Morgane

I haven't shared anything with anyone yet, this is my first step to something better.

Gee

Gee

The stigma surrounding mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are destroying what little we have left of society. Men are 3 times more likely to commit suicide compared to women as a result of this stigma. Depression is not seen as "manly" and men think that they may be seen as weak for feeling this way, this is why men tend not to seek help and see suicide as the only way out. This needs to change!!

Lesley

Lesley

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

Amy

Amy

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

Daniel

Daniel

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

Dee

Dee

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

Lou

Lou

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

fernanda.ligocky

fernanda.ligocky

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

Felicity

Felicity

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

Aly

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

Melissa

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

Blakbyrd

I will write honestly and openly about my depression in my music to let non sufferers know what its like and sufferers know they're not alone.

Rosaboo

Rosaboo

I am organising a fundraising event of my own to raise money and make local people awre of mental health issues

Vicky

I suffer with dissociative identity disorder , complex PTSD , depression and anxiety , just started the long road to getting better with the help of CAT therapy I've started a blog about myself to raise awareness and stop the stigma it's called thinkfeelactrepeat.blogspot.com hopefully I can help someone somewhere x

Cara

Cara

I hope to help at least one person never feel they are alone in dealing with mental health feelings.

The Surviver

I pledge to help anyone who needs and to keep anyone safe.!

Kay

I will not tolerate discrimination against any kind of mental illness, be it stress, anxiety, depression, bi-polarity, erratic blood sugar or seizure behaviours or psychosis. People in these situations need support and understanding. any of the above could potentially happen to anyone. Severe issues are frightening and people need comfort and to feel loved and this should be passed onto anyone supporting people in any of these situations

Geeman

Geeman

I have probably suffered from some form of anxiety disorder most of my life, I just didn't know it until I pushed myself too far and I broke.
This was not my fault, I am not to blame, I may recover and if I do I intend to help others understand they are not alone.

von

von

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

Kg

Kg

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

shymega

It's time for mental health comprehension and support.

Lucy

Lucy

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

Alexa

Alexa

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

Paul

Paul

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

Simpso

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

julia

julia

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

Abbey

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

Amber

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

Yvonnin

Yvonnin

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

Jake

Jake

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

Jode

I will take my writings from 2003 onwards and attempt to create a book of them to demonstrate the thought processes of someone dealing with a mental disorder.

Chopper

Chopper

I pledge to offer support to those who need it or ask for it. i will share my story so no one feels alone or singled out. i pledge to make a difference

Oliver

Oliver

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

Mel

Mel

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

Vidya

Vidya

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

Kathryn

I will share my mental illness story to let others know they are not alone.

Chelsea

My dad suffers from mental illness and when ever a class mate finds out they assume he is "crazy". I hate that word!
There's hundred of different mental illnesses, yes, some do make you act very differently than usual and people seem that as "crazy", but no, not everyone will a mental illness is the same.
before you pass judgment of someone at least educate yourself first. Ignorance isn't bliss. It's nasty.
STAND UP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
END THIS MENTAL ILLNESS STIGMA!

Neil

Neil

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

Anya

I will always support those who have mental health issues, and help them beat their problem!

Mar

Mar

I really want to try to make it easier for others who have struggled, to be able to speak out about their problems.

gemsdestiny

gemsdestiny

I have been discriminated against at work for having a mental health illness. I was the CEO of a Mental health charity, receiving 12 months of abuse. I worked in the Mental health sector to fight mental health stigma.I want to be a voice for those who feel they do not have one. We are human beings not 'labels' or 'statistics' and individuals experiencing mental illness deserve the same respect and dignity as anyone else.

Hannah

Hannah

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

AnnieP

AnnieP

I never imagined that I would suffer from a mental health problem. I always thought it happened to someone else!!! But stress at work and issues related to my fathers health and subsequent death led to massive panic attacks and depression. I was lucky that I had supportive GP, boss and friends, and with counselling I am back at work and recovering, but realise that I am lucky.

Philip

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

Mads

Mads

I will challenge the stigma paired with mental health, and share my story to inspire, motivate and encourage people that they aren't alone and that it will get better.

Ty

Ty

I pledge to be as supportive as I can be to those around me, to be a listener when they want to talk

Kristin

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

jessie

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

brigie

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

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