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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Sara

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

Tash

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

Chanelle

I pledge to create an open environment for those around me, whether it be friends, family or strangers, to be able to approach me and talk about anything and everything

Nene

My name is Nicole Brown and i have a mental illness and i want to be free

Catherine

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

Robert

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

Robert

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

Arrbee

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

Freya

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

Matt

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

Peter

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

Aimee

I will also challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it. I love with mental health and it's time to change!

Panda

I want to spread awareness of a disorder I struggle with every day- Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as Aspergers Syndrome for my loving boyfriend <3

Sonnenallee

Struggle on

erika

Stay strong.

Sarah

I will support those close to me who struggle with their mental health, keeping in touch and being prepared to have a conversation about what's going on for them.

I will also create opportunities within my work to reduce stigma and create support within organisations and teams.

Ani

I sympathies with those struggling with mental health problems, but what they have to remember is that they are not only , there is a loving and caring support network around them , with other a lot of other people going through the same thing there going through

trina

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

Leah

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

hbadams

I will never let anyone down when help is most needed.

Ally

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

Ashley

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

Emma

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

Tia

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

Soph

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

Danielle

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

Tori

As a student mental health nurse I will continue doing what I am doing and supporting those going through difficult times by being a good listener and supporting them.

Squish

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

borderlinexfreeyourmind

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

Lucy

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

Sarah

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

Laura

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

Shirley

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

Clem

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

kmmurray97

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

Ryanhair

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

Linz

I wish people didn't associate mental with crazy I hope we can invent a new word to better describe mental health like neurological endocrine health

Nikki

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

Shelly

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

KellyCarnage

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

Jennifer

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

Thea

I will help those who need it and challenge anyone who attempts to mock someone for their mental illness

Ems

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

Carole

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

Sammyshark

I pledge to share my story and put an end to the pain and suffering caused by misdiagnosis of mental illness.

Lauren

I will be there for anyone that needs help, a chat, or just a friend. I will never turn my back on you.

Jane

I will always find time to listen and be supportive of others with mental health issues

Ian

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

Marcus

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

Sarah

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

Tina

Mental health should be discussed in secondary schools especially with young men who keep it to themselves rather than talk about it The rate of young men taking their own lives here in laois is alarming and something needs to be done .

JAMES

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

Lala

I lost my brother recently to mental health issue very early in his turmoil of a life. I love him and miss him so much. People always pretended not to have stima's towards him. But no wanted to spend time with him. Even thou Trevor was kind, loving, funny, a good friend and an amazing brother. I want people to make friends with these people and keep them in their lives it make a huge difference, stops them from falling. They are worth it. "They" make amazing friends just give them a chance.

Michelle

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

Zoev2004

I want to show that having a mental health illness does not define you as a person

The2blacksheep

I pledge to share my story and tell the world, that we all live with that darkness. Some of us just don't hide it, we embrace it and want to help others with the same struggles.

Ryan

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

LizzieHemmi

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

Ray

When I was 12 (going in to secondary school) my aniexty was horrendous, i endured this throughout my entire school life in to my Adult life. When i was 22 (10 years later) I was diagonised with Aniexty and Depression. I had NO IDEA aniexty was a even a thing at that age. I want to help people so people don't have to wait 10 years to get treatment.

Ellie37

Having recently lost my dad after he took his own life at 70 just 9 weeks ago, I pledge to help both families touched by suicide and those in need of support to prevent it. I have also experienced mental health related illnesses over the years and strive to support others in overcoming such difficulties by helping them to break free from their own silence.

Lori

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

Helena

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

Kitten

I have suffered from mental health issues for the majority of my life. Although life has been difficult, I have experience with the fear of discrimination and the stigmas against those with mental health issues. I want no one to feel as alone as I do, so I pledge to help others as best I can.

Sara

A while ago I was asked, in school, to make a speech. A short simply speech about something I loved. The first thing that came to mind was my anxiety. It's to something I love but I thought that talking about it to my class would help them understand what anxiety really is about. This way, I could talk them out of contributing the stigma of anxiety disorders.

Lace

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

Emma

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

appletreealice

Recently informed I am living with Bipolar Disorder and General Anxiety Disorder. Mental health has made me question myself and who I am. I doubted myself and my abilities for a long time, but now I am growing more and more confident that I can do anything in life. :) I want to raise awareness, end stigmatisation and encourage more people to seek help/advice and come forward!

Ellie

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

Abbey

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

Bethany

I will share my experiences with mental health, so no one else feels that they are alone and that they have someone to talk to if they're struggling.

Urooj

I pledge to challenge mental stigma and discriminate when I see it.

Em

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

Em

As someone who has been in the mental health system, I know how hard it can be to have people take you seriously. It's time to change that.

Gary

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

Dawn

Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone...

Lollypop

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

Kit Kat

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

Karen

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

Daisarella

I will not only look out for friends and loved ones and support them, but I will spread the message and show love to all that need it.

Rachel

I hope that by sharing my story I will encourage other people to share theirs.

Chip

I choose "Depression for Good." I don't like the term Mental Health. It's your Emotional Health. Through this condition, your body, your life, is telling you something. Use it. You can heal it.

Tc

I'm not afraid to talk about my mental health...im always willing to answer questions and sometimes if people give me a look of disgust.. I always say something..i will defend myself and others....i will not take the ignorance from the mental health team!

Lady K

I suffer from depression and anxiety and have done all of my life. I manage it and constantly remind myself to be kind to me. Reach out, be kind, take care xxx

Kerrie

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

Ryan

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

paul

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

Jax

I pledge not only to support anyone I know with mental health problems, but also to challenge any stigma / discrimination by educating people with what mental health is (or not). I will also encourage people to self care, not isolate themselves and to help with positive mental health.

Toby

I pledge to help fight the stigma around mental health, and I will pledge to attempt to further my career, in mental health care work.

Ida

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

Mel

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

Libby

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

kmorgan

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

Verity

I will try my very best to make sure mental health is a recognised factor of a persons wellbeing. To challenge anybody who sees mental health issues as a weakness and make them aware of how common mental health problems are.

Joanna

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

Kate

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

Sarah

I pledge to challange those who discriminate against mental health, and to spread more awareness - Sarah

Nikki

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

NikkiD

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

Faith

I pledge to share my experience with mental health issues to encourage other people to do the same, slowly breaking the stigma.

Phoebe

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

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