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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

w1cked1971

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

Lifeinbalance

Stigma is the primary reason those in need don't reach out for help. When we fight stigma, we give them the courage to do so, to improve their lives, to take back their own power. It's our first priority, to tell our own stories, to educate, to work with the political system to help break down the barriers to mental health care and services. But we need your help - join the movement today!

Claire

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

Calum_C

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

@thereishopenow

People need Hope.

Yasemin

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

Sam

I will openly discuss my own experiences of mental illness to anyone to show that you vs. over come it. I pledge to support anyone who is struggling. X

Millie

My experiences with mental ill health have directed my path. Working in mental health I pledge that each and every day I will do my best for clients, families and carers.

Lil

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

Holly

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

Jackie

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

Rosie

I will take part in at least one open water swim in 2015 to raise awareness and funding for mental health.

Sunshinesally

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

Jo

I pledge to teach the young people I work with that knowledge is power. If they can learn to understand their illness and manage it; they can share that knowledge and their experiences with others to educate them, raise awareness of mental health and challenge discrimination.

Rachel

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

Heide

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

pinky

Just bc I have "labels " doesn't make me any less of a person, I have emotions too, today I reached out to another with similar complex issues and now going to have a catch up.

elemental.tm

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

Jojo Fantastico

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

Helen

I pledge to always support those who need help and guidance through their recoveries. To help them understand how important and valued they are, and to show them they are never alone.

Eddi

and i will be there for anyone who needs ears to hear them

tea

Chlo

As a sufferer from OCD and Health Anxiety, I pledge to use my experiences to help myself and help others as well as raising awareness to build general support and end discrimination.

Mezza

I will not judge

Rebecca

After losing my mother through suicide (which in turn led to severe depression of my own)I feel very strongly on society ridding mental health from its taboo status! Why should anyone be made to feel ashamed of an illness that is out of their control??

Helen

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

Liz

And one day, when I feel able to, I will share my own story

Oldbiddywilkins

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

Francarse

I will strive to support other peoples mental health and to give everyone a better experience of talking about mental health and looking to get support

Lorraine

I will be honest and try not to be ashamed anymore. My tendency to severe depression and anxiety have stopped me from achieving what was expected of me. I will be proud of myself for surviving a life threatening illness. I will admit that even though I was unable to do all that was expected of me academically is not as important as surviving years of self harm and suicide attempts. I will be proud of myself for still being alive and not giving up xxx

Tracy

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

Dan

I am running the 2015 London marathon to raise money and awareness for better mental health and to reduce stigma and discrimination.

Noodle mac

The stigma attached to mental health needs to be removed. People shouldn't feel like they can't talk about their mental illnesses...we need more awareness and less negativity on the matter

Caroline

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

Kathy

I will continue to work towards my company's goal- Making Recovery Reality - by breaking down barriers and ending the stigma.

Julie

I'm very lucky, I was diagnosed with Bipolar 5 years ago and my family, friends and volunteer collegues have been very supportive.

Carole

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

Maureen

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

John

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

Gavin

Mental health is as important as physical health with the same suffering and disability. As many physical ailments are curable today, with enough research, in the fututre much of mental health issues will be curable too.

Ron247

I look out for the emotional welfare of my friends and loved ones and let them know I am here to talk to if they want to, or to be there for company so that they know they are not alone.

Cazbo

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

Ness

I want to raise awareness of mental health illness, I have suffered for years on and off with severe depression & anxiety and have come across prejudice from employers, family, friends and medical professionals.
The taboo of mental illness has to stop and be treated like any other health problem!

pinklilith

I will also continue in the long journey towards eventually becoming a counselor, and help others (whether I know them well or not) where I can.

edward

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

Oodleflip

I pledge,from my entire heart and soul,to continue trying to end the unnecessary discrimination which keeps people with mental health problems in the dark,it's our time to Unite & Shine Together by saying 'It's Ok not to feel ok all of the time,we're still lovable and deserve respect from society,as we continue to respect one another here'

Meg

I will continue to challenge negative ideas and responses to mental health issues. In particular I will continue to push for full equality of access to mental health treatment for all, particularly learning disabled adults who are too often sidelined

Shelly

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

Debbie

I pledge to help those diagnosed with a personality disorder recognise that it is nothing to be ashamed of.

Rachel

I have been dealing with PND and anxiety since my son was born two years ago. Talking about how I feel, deal and cope with it has been the key thing that is getting through, especially since having my daughter at the start of November.

Cheryl

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

Nastynastygirl

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

Sal

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

Sue Ide-Smith

I will look out for friends and loved ones and ask them how they are and let them know it is ok to be "not ok". I will share my mental health story to help others understand.

Ange

I will be available to support friends & family and will ask what I can do to make their situation a bit better

Biz Womans Coach

I will always speak up about mental health and help others appreciate it's not a crime or embarrassing. Its an illness like any other and deserves love, respect and kindness.

Jas

End the stigma towards Mental Health and try and help other sufferers.

Christine

Whilst it's so hard to talk at times about my husbands suicide it's crucial I do it's important people understand the failings of our primary care particularly the Gps .

Jill

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

Reikiluce

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

RacDo

I will try to be there as much as I can for family and friends who have mental health issues. I will aim not to expect anything back and to see beyond the illness to recognise how difficult it is for them and how many special qualities and they have to build on. I will never give up on them.

Aysha

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

Emma

We're not alone x

sammy

i suffer every day with anxiety and panic attacks and stress and im not ashamed to be like this as life has made me this way and certain things personally have..
you shouldnt be ashamed of getting help or asking for it ever
if people dont like it then they have the problem not you

Amy

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

matty

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karatedoll

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

Sazzle

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

KT

I will do my best to fight against stigma and discrimination.

Ana

When ever there is an opportunity I will talk about mental health to people and open their minds to be understanding and caring towards people who suffer with it

MonarkStarstalker

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

rachiebee

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

Lali

I pledge to try to help and listen to others without making any judgements, and to encourage them.

Mags

I will listen,and talk,to someone who needs to share there thoughts and feelings

Raydeace

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

Nayyar

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

Deb owen

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

MiracleJ.M.P

After Ivictim(14 years ago)ofBeingHitByRogueTaxiDriver,AsI NotGiveHimSex,HeDroveMinibusIn2me.I SuffereredAclosed HeadInjury/ShakenBabySyndromeALLpartsOfBrainDamaged.In a Coma,FixedInPlasterCasts.Thn GotHeterotopicOssification-brainSendsMoreBoneToBrokenBones;ButForgets2StopSo I Had EnoughBoneAroundMyHips2makeAnotherPelvis!!!HadMany Oprerations2FixBody.Today I sufferFromPanicAttacks & Anxiety Due2DamagedBrain.I striveEveryDay2Re-trainMyBrainSo Ive Re-learntHow2driveCarAgain.ThisTimeI Have2DriveAutomatic1

Lulu

No one should be subjected to prejudice, discrimination or treated unfairly because of a mental illness. You're not alone, I promise to share my story, help others and challenge any stigma when I see it.

Janice

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

MADDY

Keep going. Just keep going. xx

rosie

I will do all I can to support others with mental illnesses, as well as sharing my own story. I will not judge others.

Mark

Will help others

Ness

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

MSwoman

I will tell people that there is no shame in getting professional help if it is needed.

mike

I[ledge to encourage discussion on al things mental health and to destigmatize when ever possible

Ester

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

Spencer Stern

Discover my story of mental illness and recovery in my new book "Stern by Name, Stern by Nature".

marylou

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

Sallyann8

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

MadCats

I want to be there and help. I have been in this situation many times.

anna

I suffered depression for 10 years. now I'm a qualified counsellor. we can beat depression! don't let it beat us! I will help others too x

Trance

I re-affirm my pledge to wherever possible champion the Time to Change campaign and speak from the heart about mental heath issues.

CJG

Challenging people who know that an individual has mental health issues and thinks it's not a justifiable reason for being away from the work place on sick leave.

@JohnTarbet71

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

jen

Time to talk openly & take the stigma out of this awful affliction.

Hanan

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

Annie

Kindness, patience and not judging, these 3 small things can make a big difference to someone that is either experiencing or who doesn't understand mental health issues.

Jue

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

Ali

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

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