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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Kate

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

Evie

I am making it through my mental health and will help others.

lelly

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.

Adam

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

Al

Today I'm going to visit a friend who was there for me when I was wracked with anxiety and shackled by depression. He talked to me, along with others and my fiancée, and helped immensely. So I'm going to pledge to help those who have helped me. To talk, but also to listen. Every day is Time To Talk. #TimeToTalk

Dex

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

Kathryn

I pledge to always be patient with people even if they appear unreasonable because you never know what's going on inside, I will always do my best to listen to people who want to talk or just be a presence if they don't. I will do everything within my power to raise awareness of mental health issues and support every organisation that is campaigning for the same thing.

Mick

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

Choose Life@ Simpson House

To reduce stigma around suicude
To inspire hope
To help change policy on mental health

Jolantru

I will remember how the dark days felt when I was lost and alone thinking nobody was looking or listening to me, with this in mind I will try to keep my eyes and mind open to others and try to help those around me in dark places.
I will never hide the places I have been, they have made me who I am and I care for all humanity.

Mich

I pledge to share my story to show people having a mental illness does not make us different. End stigma and discrimination about people with a mental illness.

LochNess

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

Lyndsay

For some (myself included), it's just a way of life. Everyone experiences times that they feel they'll never get through. I pledge to offer a shoulder to those who find themselves in this place, knowing that I'm there with them.

Glynis

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

sonia

I will try much harder to stop self-judging and just be myself. I will do this when I am alone through challenging my negative self-talk and when I am with friends, family members, work colleagues and acquaintances.

Shirina

I will look out for friends, loved ones and colleagues and be there for them and support them.

Alliier

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

LouisaJane97

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

WeeGee

I will be open about my recovery from mental health difficulties and challenge stigma wherever I find it.

Becci

I want everyone in Hertfordshire to know about The Counselling Foundation and the amazing low cost counselling service that is available to everyone!

Sophie

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

Alimac

Let's put and end to discrimination right now!

Paule72

I will fight mental health stigma and courage others to talk about their condition. We didn't make out our illness, we fight it every day.

Michelle

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

linda

I will try stay strong and keep talking and listening. Had bi polar for many years and now live with it by keeping busy, doing volunteer work and am now at college, not bad for an over 50 lass.

joeups

I pledge to support myself, my brother and my dad and anyone else who needs it to help the stigma of mental health to be removed from society

Evelyn

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

suel18

I will run every race to raise money to get rid of the stigma of Mental Health discrimination

Effalumps

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

Katrina

Living with someone who has bio polar is very upsetting and can be very hard on the family but with support from the love ones and speaking openly about the illness will help us all to understand better x

Katherine

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

Patrick

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

Lord Claus

Not only will I share my Mental Health story to help others understand me, but I will challenge Mental Health Stigma & Discrimination when I see or hear it, and also I will keep in touch & ask a friend or loved one how they are. I Pray that we can end the stigma & discrimination around Mental Health.

Zoe

To listen to people more

Joe

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

Wendy

I've pledged-have you?

toddy

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

Helen

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

Roisin

I will talk about my mental health problems openly and not be ashamed.

Ian

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

Aspi_Ed

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

Lottie

I will not be defeated by my illness, I'm am strong and I will overcome this!

Tim

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

David

Mental health is real. Just because you can't see doesn't mean that it isn't there. Don't judge those who suffer. Ask and understand.

Chrissy

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

Laura

I will continue to write my blog and volunteer to help combat mental health stigma

Kazi

I will support my friends and family through any difficult times they have. I am always available to listen and willing to help

Shell

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

Dommi

I will challenge mental health discrimination that I experience to help others.

Chriss

I know too well from my own mental health disorders, the difference it makes in having the support, thoughtfulness as well as acceptance from my few best friends.
So it's always been a passion of mine to let other suffers know someone does think and care about them. In letting them know they're not alone and to want to know how they're really feeling/coping. Then too, I can help in whatever way I can to help them not feel overwhelmed or misunderstood.

Glitterb

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

Shaz

https://www.facebook.com/BIPOLARIISUFFERER

I will help people on my Facebook page called: Me, Bipolar & I

Malteser

Being strong doesn't always mean being silent. Keeping things bottled up inside can do much more harm than good. Real courage and bravery comes from being open and vulnerable - take 5 minutes to talk and see the difference it can make to any relationship.

Suman

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

JanT

I understand my condition as neurological, and the more science advances, the more it proves me right. I self-manage, behave responsibly, refuse to feel ashamed. TV does not scare me, but wrong portrayals of my condition make me very angry. I will continue to share the truth for as long as I have breath, for those alive now, and those who will be born in the future.

Chez

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

Neil

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

Jason

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

Angiejc

I will make sure that I contact my friend every week who is struggling with her mental health at the moment. I will also keep talking about mental health and try to stop stigma and discrimination. I will continue to deliver the MHFA course to help build confidence about mental health and reduce stigma and discrimination in both my work and private life.

Bethan

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

Jenny

I will happily share my mental health story with anyone who asks. I'll also challenge stigma when I experience or witness it & continue to do my Peer Support Worker job to the best of my ability.

Worrel

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

Paul

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

Annetta

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

Dave Brick

I pledge to be MY friend too.
To give myself a break when I'm struggling and not discriminate against myself because I feel like I must deserve it. I am not my illness.

Katie

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

kagsey

People who have never experienced mental health issues are very ignorant of the facts & how this affect you & your close family , I can't stand uneducated people assuming they know how lonely you feel & they don't understand how a mental illness can make your body feel physically drained even trying to do the most simple tasks , I feel schools should be educating young people about mental health & making them aware they are not alone

LUCY

i will pray for everyone. every person out there who needs god.

Paul

I will not allow my personal anxieties to keep me from being there for a friend who is suffering.

Emma

I pledge to raise awareness via social media and be available to listen when people need to talk.

NickyD

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

Suki-La

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

Matty

I will share my experiences, both to help sufferers to come to terms with their own illness, and to help others to understand how mental health affects people.

Ludi

I will never shy away from sharing my mental health story from others, or from helping and encouraging those who are in need of alone and in need of someone to listen to them. If my past can help the future of others, I am honoured to give it. May we never be afraid to talk.

Degsy

I will share my mental health story & tell others when my anxieties kick in. I'll also pledge to be a great listener & support others who suffer.

Judy

I will continue to share my story about the time in my life when I spent time in a psychiatric hospital. I will continue to challenge the predominance of the medical model so that the real causes of mental ill health are recognised. In my view it is not an "illness" like a physical illness is. Therefore psychiatric drugs are not the answer - except perhaps in the short-term. Once the causes of mental ill-health are truly recognised then the "treatments" will be more effective.

Anitawol

Mental health is something millions of us suffer from and most of the time we suffer in silence. I pledge to support Time to Change to get the message across you are not on your own. It's time to open up and help and support each other.

GOL

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

Care Bear

Making connections, sharing stories, retweeting, spreading the message that's its ok not to be ok - it can happen to us all at any stage of our lives - be a friend

Cath

The time for shame is over and the time for support is far greater.

Shirish

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

Audie

I will put others before myself and not dwell on my problems.

kerry

I have bpd

Jodie

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

Jools

Just having upbeat, ordinary conversations about mental distress can help everyone understand, open up, be kinder to themselves and others

JoyyyB

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

Kate

Challenging stigma starts with us de-stigmatising ourselves.

Emma

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

lisa

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

Cinks

I am not ashamed of my anxiety and panic anymore. It is part of me and those who know me love me unconditionally.

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Shelley

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

Rob

I will support others as they have me

Beth

In the 5 years since becoming vocal about my mental health, I believe we have seen a MASSIVE change in the amount of stigma surrounding it.

Jessica

I will share my personal mental health experiences and challenge the stigma and discrimination attached to mental health.

CKD

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

Gemma

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

Happy Days

I will talk about mental health and hopefully worry less and finish my mindfulness course

Tessy

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

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