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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Nick

At Me the Leader learning events I will always challenge any discrimination and stigma against people or groups who live with Mental Ill health.

Amy

Discrimination towards mental health will lead nowhere. One of the most vital ways that can help those suffering, is to remove the stigma that surrounds it.

Gem

I will share my story and help those who are suffering in silence, raise awareness of mental health daily and support the fight back.

Tom

Going alone allows the darkness to wrap its arms around me; I pledge to share my journey so that I have the help I need.

sonia

Hi my name is Sonia i pledge to share my story of the lack of safeguarding in place by the police when taken into police custody also the ignorance and mockery i endured in court simply to keep a very large amount of cash found in my house or should i say my prison through my hoarding,ocd and depression never before have i felt so ashamed, embarassed, belittled and let down

Jo

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

Jacks

I pledge to always try and make More people aware of Mental Health & how a little help or thing anyone does, can help.
If it help to share my Story, then I will. Always try and Take Care of yourselfs & the ones around You..

Kerry-Ann

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

Jules

I will treat everyone that I meet as a friend and will never assume that I know how they are feeling inside.

Smiffy

I will help by organising a mental health football project

Katherine

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

Lizz

I pledge to shout from the rooftops that mental health is nothing to be ashamed of & i promise to listen whole heartedly to anyone who needs me xoxoxo

Winnernotthinner

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

Bagsy

I will continue to blog and speak about my experiences of depression and anxiety and kick this stigma into to touch

Ellie

I pledge to speak out about mental health, to help those around me however I can. To share my story to help end the stigma and to volunteer at events to help raise mental health awareness.

Aitken

I pledge to keep blogging about my mental health so that no one else feels as alone as I did and to help eradicate stigma and ignorance around mental health.

lizbu

I will share my experiences to try to help others understand and to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. I will also continue to make a financial donation to MIND for every single order that bubakes.co.uk receive

Meagan

I will help those struggling with mental health disorders know their worth

Hannah Marie

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

Beth

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

Marc

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

jayjay

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

Ellie

I have experienced first hand the stigma of mental health and want no-one else to experience the resulting feelings of loneliness, doubt and embarrassment. I pledge to fight every instance I see and try to educate those who are within my reach.

Tim

I will do all I can and share my story and and recovery to show this is an illness and nothing to be ashamed of.
I want to do all I can to end the stigma and am ready to stand up for this

Vici

I will be open and honest about my feelings and my needs so that people can understand and ask. Rather than presume and judge.

Nikky

I will also challenge mental health stigma or discrimination when I see it!

Dani

Hey Ive had mental health for 8years now but I had not let it become my life story I have worked paid and voluntary I have studied I have been all through the housing system and Ive been in hospital quite a few times Do you know what I find??..... Those I meet in hospital love me and those out of hospital love me. Care about people and not just out of duty *Coz thats how I felt* but care smile and greet oneanother out of compassion love and mutual respect xxxxx

Gemma

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

Debrand

As a carer of a son with serious mental health problems and someone who has also had significant mental health problems I am not ashamed of something we didn't choose to have. I will fight for my son and for myself and we will have the best life we can because we deserve it!

Ingelin Marie

Having a mental illness isn't something one should be ashamed of or afraid of talking about. It's about time we gain a proper understanding of what it is, how it works and how it affects people. I pledge to share my history of depression in hope to end the stigma surrounding mental illnesses in today's society. It's so much more to depression than most understand, and the phrases often encountered, such as 'pull yourself together', proves that this movement is important.

Mollie

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

Zo

I will pledge to raise awareness and money to support this charity ❤

Charlie

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

simon.horwell

I will share my personal experiences with Bipolar Disorder to increase understanding and I will always be there for others living with mental illness.

Sophie

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

Emma

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

Lana

I will stand up against mental health stigma in my personal and professional life, give support to others and further educate myself on understanding mental illness and it's grasp on so many.

AJeffro

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

Nicola Claire

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

Melissa

Don't be afraid, don't be scared or ashamed. Reach out and ask for help and support, it is there for you. You can and will get better. I did.

Samantha

I have Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking), and I want to raise awareness to encourage others to speak out and more research to be done!

John

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

sarah

I have suffered periods of severe depression and anxiety for nearly 30 years. It has had a hugely negative impact on my life as I found it hard to talk about and felt stigmatised. I am not a victim, I am someone who has an illness and I will talk openly about my experiences in order to help others.

FitnessPolly

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

THE HANDYMAN

...Finding out a little more on this issue and how I can help!

Catherine

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

Pebbleslea

Not enough support is given to young people with mental health issues and they are discriminated against for it. I want to end discrimination and get mental health in teenagers recognised for the real problem it causes young people.

TheMooch1968

I will share my mental health story to help others understand mental illness and to help others deal with their illness. I will do my upmost to educate others who are not going through this so that they understand the pain and nightmare we go through and try to remove the stigma that surrounds us.

Rachel

I will make sure I take time out each week to listen properly to friends and family, without other distractions, and offer support whenever I think they need it.

Kate

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

Debra

I have an anxiety disorder and have done for many years, it affects my work and social life but with help am learning to accept help when it is offered and not run and hide from those that offer it.

Anne

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

Speedyshoes

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

Nurse Ali

I will share my experience as both nurse and service user.

Rachael

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

Shaun

What scares me most about mental illness is just how many people it silently affects. The key to stopping the silence is talking. And the key to talking, is getting rid of all of the stigma, and negativity that is still automatically associated with the phrase 'mental illness'. Short term, that has to be our goal.

Steve

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

LisaAnn

I will not let my job discriminate me because of my mental health.

Lilly

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

Bekka

I pledge to do all I can to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health. I will continue to be there for my friends and family when they need me, and encourage them to talk to me about their problems openly. I will share my own experiences of mental health with others, both in person and online, in the hope of spreading awareness and helping as many people as possible.

Rebecca

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

Esther

I pledge to work to end mental health stigma. I will not be ashamed of who I am and my journey, and I will help others to be proud of themselves.

Abbie

I will continue to speak out about my own experiences with mental health and support family and friends when they need me!

Johnny

I will share my experiences, offer support and fight descrimination wherever I can. I will help those who suffer from mental health issues, those whose friends and loved ones suffer from mental health issues and those who need help to understand mental health issues.

I will fight against the social stigma that is unjustly appended to mental health issues and other 'invisible' illnesses and conditions.

Tamara

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

Lucy

Today I will write in my blog on my mental illness journey. Therhymesoymind.wordpress.com

Chelsea

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

Sarah

I will try to be open about my mental health experiences

Becky

I will be more open about my mental health struggles; the first step to ending stigma is to end it within myself first!

katiemcgarry

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

Sally

Never never doubt....
You ARE worth something
You ARE loved

TheScragglyMan

"...Because the ones who have the power to change and Combat negative stigma, are those who it affects."

We have faced bigger challenges than this, and i pledge to do my part. Peace to all

Philip

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

Sheryl

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

Olivia

For over 2 years I kept my battles quiet. Too afraid to speak out. But now it's changed. So far I have raised £2045 for Mind. I've also created a writing blog to help change the perception of mental health. Together we will beat this.

Evie

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

Alison

I wish to use what i have experienced to help others, i want to show people that there is hope and we must stay strong together. We must find our path to a better future with small steps.

Andy G

I would like to commit to all 5 pledges and I think the best way to do this is to shar my personal story with as many people as possible!

Geenie

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

Hannah

Talking about mental health should be part of everyday life. Let's remove this stigma !

ChloeTallis

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

Jen

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

em

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

Rosamund

I aim to introduce a safe environment at my workplace for the discussion of mental health issues.

Libby

I'm doing my very best to recover from depression, every day, good days and bad. That's my reply to 'how are you?' It makes people think.

Katie

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

Lauren

Sharing my story was the best decision I ever made. Talking saved my life.

Since coming out of hospital I have learnt that words can be so powerful and my blog has helped me to help others. I currently have viewers in 9 countries, but my aim is to reach as many people as possible in 2015 - lets reduce the stigma, it's time to talk! my blog: www.thewanderingheartsclub.wordpress.com

Mone

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

Cahill91

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

Kanika

I will talk mental health stigma because no one deserves to be alone.

Hannah

I am using my blog (www.pull-yourself-together.blogspot.co.uk) as a platform to tell people about my depression, and try and challenge the stigma around mental health.

Robin

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

Rosey

I will tweet from @PNDandMe about Perinatal Mental Health.

Kirsty

For the better mental wellbeing of every person.

sarah-jane

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

Vicky

The first thing that my mum told me when I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder was to not share it with other people. I thought about what she said and realised that if I do that it will be like saying I'm embarrassed. And I am not ashamed. I am not scared. I have accepted it and openly admit it to people around me. It doesn't define me, but it's a part of me and I will embrace it and make the best of it. I pledge to raise awareness and help beat the stigma!!! :)

Peggypeglo

I plan to raise awareness of mental health and challenge discrimination.

Sera

I will share my mental health story and look out for others who might be in similar situations. I will talk openly about mental health wherever I can, to help reduce the stigma. It's Time to Change so that everyone can access the help they need.

Sonni

I will volunteer at events and fundraise.I will use my experiences of mental health to reach out to people and help them understand.

Shabs

This is easier said than done sometimes, but I intend to do my bit to challenge stereotypes and prejudice against people like me who suffer from mental health issues.

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