I would love to make friends and help poeple very much as and when they need me, i feel that it is so important to have as much support as possible and understanding empathy, as to having Bipolar disorder and also Delusional Disorfer myself i have quite a deep understanding of mental health in general, so please dont be afraid to contact me, i will be more than happy to give you as much support as i possibly can and to help you in any way possible Jayne
As a Student Nurse I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it, I will look out for my friends and family members to support them when needed, and If I am aware of anyone having a mental health problem then I will always ask how they are and always offer them my support.
OCD Ninja Jess
I would love to raise awareness over different mental health conditions and the impact it has on physical health, functioning and on family and friends. I'm not ashamed to say that due my Severe OCD i was housebound and unable to eat and went down to 6 stone, and I had to go to hospital for 5 months. The picture is me at the hospital's driveway out sign on my last day.
My aim is to write a novel about my experiences and continue to promote better understanding of mental health and campaign for clearer therapy and treatment guidelines.
I never realized how much stigma surrounds mental health until such tragedies occurred that brought my (already existing PTSD) to the surface. Like a seed it festered until my relationships, self, family, work life suffered tremendously. I was so lost and scared that I was left isolated in my house for a month. I'm going back to work now and plan to stamp out the stigma.
All five pledges I would like to partake in. As well as talking & looking out for loved ones & friends about their mental health, I want to challenge the stigma & discrimination, particularly in schools & the workplace. And I'm prepared to volunteer at events & share my story to help achieve that.
Mental health is just as important as physical health. So why aren't we focusing on mental health just as much as physical.
Our mental health impacts individuals day to day lives. With the help of family and friends, support groups, health and mental health professionals we can support those who live with mental health disorders.