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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Laura

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

Crayon

To share my mental health story, to help and support others with mental health problems and to help others understand mental health. Let's get rid of the stigma around mental health!

Rebekah

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

Emma

Currently a new mum but suffering with anxiety ptsd and being assessed for bipolar. I pledge to speak up and and the stigmas.

Brendan

I will always be open and honest about my mental health struggles, and hope that by talking about it I can encourage others to do the same.

Sarah

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

mathie

I will share my personal story around mental health challenges in order to help other people realise that they're not alone in feeling the way they do, that they can get help, and that they can get through it.

STEVE0

After years of suffering with depression and feeling ashamed, I am now coming to accept that it is an illness just like one that is physical and easier to 'see'.
It's better to be open and honest with those around you, as REAL friends will stay friends no matter what!!

jake

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

Jade

I pledge to listen and be open minded.. I will be there offer emotional support without being judgemental.. I also pledge to be accepting of my own mental health struggles.. Be kind to yourself and others

Mickey

Having suffered with social anxiety for 30 years I am very passionate about helping fellow sufferers live a life without fear.

Claire

There are far too many people suffering in silence, and I have met and spoken to so many people who have sought help and shared their experiences once we start talking openly about mental health. Therefore I am not ashamed to, and will, share my experiences with others if it helps people understand and those suffering feel more at ease to speak too.

nali

"I'm a bit OCD", "I'm well depressed I'm a Celeb's finished", "she's mental/crazy/schizo/lost her mind", "nearly had a panic attack when I found out Zayn was leaving One Direction", "I've got a proper phobia of sprouts"... These are all commonplace sayings that trivialise illnesses that turn people's lives upside-down on a daily basis. Let's make 2016 the year we put an end to stigmatising mental health and start supporting the 1 in 4 of us that are suffering with mental ill health right now!

kaz

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

Samantha

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

Emerald Grace

I will publish my book 'BPD & Me: Confessions of a Drama Queen' to raise awareness of mental health, inspire others to join the cause, and end stigma!

linwoodkl

I have battled with mental health illness for 4 years now let's break the stigma together

Henry

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

Luke

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

Remi

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

Kimberly

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

Kelly

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental health, and will continue to be open about my battle with depression and anxiety to try and do my part in helping to break down the stigma and perception that sits around mental health.

Jess

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

Sam

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

Jess

I will share my mental health story to help others understand that mental illness can effect anybody! I will do this through writing a blog: everystepanotherstory.blogspot.co.uk

Missy

I will help educate others on metal health and its impact on everyday life. I will be an advocate for those in need. I will help others suffering by being available day or night to provide support.

Caro

I pledge to be open and honest about my own mental health struggles and to use my own experience and continuous learning to support others. Also to anyone who approaches me for support I pledge to be genuine and real, to accept you as you are and to try my very hardest to walk with you in your shoes where you need me to. You are not alone x

Katie

I will remember more often that everyone is fighting a battle I know nothing about, including me.

AnnaLazz

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

Tom

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

Em

After years of living with depression and anxiety and having nowhere to turn and nobody to talk to, I feel passionate about ending the stigma around mental health. I want people to feel comfortable talking about how they feel in the hope that one day mental health will be talked about so often that it's normal.

Amy

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

TRICKY NICKY

i will share my experiences and stuggle and i would love to stop the stigma that is attached to mental health i have been a sufferer since i was 5 and i am now 38. it always been lke this and things need change i would love imformaton from people about events i can speak in and get MPS involved please feel to email me nicolamartin12322@gmail.com if u can help me

JK

I will continue to share my mental health stories in appropriate settings to help others understand the issues.

Katy

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

Angie

I pledge to make people aware of the facts about mental health

Sarah

5 years ago I couldn't even get out of bed. I went through the hardest time of my life but it allowed me to find out who I was and what I wanted in life. Now I have never been so happy and I am truly at peace with myself. Please keep on fighting as things do get better in time!

donna74

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

Nathan

Because of agoraphobia and do my normal day to day activities such as washing myself, feeding myself or going to the shops by myself to get the essentials and I just found it really hard to do things by myself BUT in September of 2014... I decided to start gradually leaving the house more and more and I am now a volunteer for St Margaret’s Hospice Somerset, I currently work in the furniture shop in Chard, Somerset and I am so glad that I do.

Nathan - A volunteer for St Margaret's Somerset Hospice.

Believer x

I pledge to be supportive to anyone who is suffering alone with this. I am happy to help in any way I can. :)
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Annie

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

Amy

I have bipolar, it does not define me but it makes me, me! I am still human; I love and laugh and smile but sometimes I am lower than you may imagine possible. If me sharing my condition changes just one persons perspective on mental health I would feel like I have achieved something great!

Neil

"Not all wounds are so visible. Walk gently in the lives of others"

shelly

Allowing yourself to speak openly about how you truly feel is the hardest yet most important step to take. Sharing your feelings allows others to understand and can also lead to share theirs feelings too. We dont know that the person next to us has been suffering also.
It's time to talk. It's time to change. X

Josie

I will never be embarrassed or ashamed to talk about my mental illness, and never too busy to listen to someone else who wants to talk about theirs.

Ruth

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

Stan

Having suffered mental health - I find now I can talk openly about it, with a strong desire to help others. Talking about it reduces the stigma and creates an environment where others needing help can speak.

Jay

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

Sarah Mac

and to be kind to others becua e a kind word can make all the diferent

Gemma

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

Fernieee

My dad suffered severe depression and sadly passed away July this year at the age of 49. I pledge to go out of my way to help anyone suffering with a mental illness!

Jordan

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

Christopher

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

Hals

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

Jess

I have battled depression for almost 10 years. It is not until now I feel completely comfortable sharing my stories and helping others. I have started a new blog called 'The D Word' which aims to eliminate misconceptions and open up about the ups and downs of depression. My overriding goal is to show people they are not alone and discourage people to hide behind a smile. Speak up and release your feelings, fears, anxieties and more. The first step is to talk and I can guarantee there will be someone there to listen. :)

Katie

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

Ginjew

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

Anna

I have struggled with depression and anxiety since I was 14 and am always very open about this so that people feel more comfortable about mental illness

Harsha

I will be looking forward to be a volunteer in a local event, which brings awareness among the public.

Maloney

I pledge to accept my illness and comply with medication and realise, if I was a diabetic, I would never dream of pretending I was okay and eat my dinner without my insulin!.!! #acceptance #awareness #happiness

Jane

I will share my brothers story about mental health, as he sadley passed away due to terminal bowel cancer last year. He very much wanted others to understand learning disabilities and mental health problems. I will continue the story that he wrote, and share it with others.

Bert

I know what living with mental health difficulties feels like and I pledge to do what I can to help and support friends and family if they ever need it.

Tim

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

Steph

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

Emilie

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

Stacey

People should not be treated like second class citizens just because they have a mental health problem. We are all human beings and it is our duty to treat everyone equally.

Abi

I pledge to volunteer whenever possible and whenever there is an event near to me, I pledge to break the stigma surrounding mental health and to be a voice for those who are not ready to speak up, together, we can make mental health a more understood aspect of life.

warwaves

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

Smudge/Smiffy

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

Joa

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

Jacqui

I have suffered with depression since my teenage years. I tried to commit suicide several times when I was a teenager and as an adult. I suffered with PND after the birth of my second child. I am slowly recovering and look at life as positively as I can.

Amar

I will work towards raising awareness in the communities that need it the most

Sally

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

Axel

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

james

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

Emma-Lee

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

Ieva

I will try and help others understand mental and health and what it's like. Both the good and the bad.

Natalia

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

Rachel

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

Sian

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

Alice

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

Amal

Mental illness is real. Just like you can break a bone, you can also break your mind!

Oliver James

After going through Depression & PTSD, and almost self imposing this sense of being alone and not wanting the help of other; I pledge to reach out to friends and loved ones, asking them how they are, making contact with friends I have pushed away and opening myself to the help of others, whilst giving it in return.

Alex

When I lost my job I kept it secret cause I had all these awful thoughts running through my head and then after a bottle of wine I told everyone on Facebook and you know what..? It was the best thing I've ever done. I am now starting my own business. If any of my employees ever run into difficulty with their own mental health I will stand by and support them through everything I can as support means the world when your not quite feeling yourself.

reb

I pledge to increase awareness of mental health illnesses. TEAM REB - Talking and Encouraging Awareness of Mental health. Rebecca x

Kate

I hope to raise awareness regarding mental health and demonstrate that no matter what condition you have you should still aim high because with the correct help and support you can still reach that dream career. I'm living proof!

Ella

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

Jazz

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

LittleMissTiny

I live with Bipolar Disorder, a condition that causes mayhem and yet inspires creativity! I am going to be more open about my condition. I am currently putting together a mental health training package for my workplace, ardently striving to inform others of the main challenges those with mental health issues face, as well as the crisis and recovery process. Lets educate and remove the stigma people! I wish you stability and peace of mind. Xx

Azz

Bring awareness to mental health with young people, i have gone through a bad a stage but withe the support of my friends, and support worker i have turned my life around, iv'e learnt how to cope with depression and anxiety down to a fine tune, My road to recovery has inspired me to support other people with mental health issues.

Jamie

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

Becky

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

Helena

I promise as a student nurse, and when I am a professional, to speak openly of my own experiences and mental health challenges in practice to fight stigma in clinical areas and encourage other service-users to speak out and join the mental health services to help shape it.

Lisa

I will inform other individuals of my condition, for a better understanding. I will also start challenging mental health and the stigma, it is associated with by speaking out loud about the reality v the misconceptions. I am also going to write another project relating to mental health issues.

h

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

Gabs

I will not tolerate the position of mental health as an invisible and intangible issue, I will work to spread awareness that mental health is just as important as physical health.

Sophie

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

lucy

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

Evey

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

Annie

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

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