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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Sarah

This is my first battle with depression and I never realised how crippling it was. The clouds are beginning to lift after 8 weeks and feeling more positive. I have been very honest about what is happening to me, I'm not ashamed of having a mental illness and I totally support this campaign. Lots of love to those out there who still have the black clouds surrounding them.

kayleigh

I am a mental health sufferer and I pledge to help other people with the struggle and heart ache it brings

Richard

I will ensure to keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are, I will share my mental health story as and when appropriate, I will look out for friends loved ones, colleges and clients, and support them when needed, I will volunteer at local events, to raise awareness of mental health and the sigma that arises, and I will challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it, I shall apply all of the above at appropriate times when the opportunity comes about.

Marnie

Together we can be strong

Sara

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

Rachel

I will and am sharing information about my mental health journey to healthcare professionals and public alike, to help inform the training of those coming into the field and help prevent discrimination and stigma in the area. My dad died of his mental illness and the stigma I saw then has stayed in my memory throughout my own adult life. That is wrong. And I can help change that by sharing my own mental health story.

Sharon

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

Babygirl

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

LOU

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

Paul_1974

I will support Time to Change event locally, share my own story and spread word of the campaign through my twitter feed.

Elizabeth

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

neil

I will try to help make mental health a more talked about and accepted thing.

Sherlock

If someone has cancer, their support network will drop everything to support them. But if someone is suffering with mental health, nobody wants to know them. I even hear people say "oh, he's a bit bipolar" as if its some contagious disease. People need to stop treating this illness with patronising comments and start realising that what's needed is compassion, empathy and the human touch to help people through whatever mental health torment they are going through.

Julesy

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

Tania

Every Friday, i will text or email someone i have not talk to for a long time.

Dani

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

kirsty

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

Roxanne

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

Froggy

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

Emily

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

Poppy

Too often I have heard people say "Why is he/she off work? They're just a bit sad, it's not a Real Illness!" No wonder some people, including myself, are ashamed of their illness. It's Time to End Mental Health Stigma. It's Time to Change.

Holly

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.

Inge

My journey through mental health - depression, anxiety & self harm has given me the drive and motivation to help others in any way that I can. I Pledge to help dispel myths and the misunderstanding that people have towards mental health. I hope to support, inform and guide others as I am able.

Malik

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

jessica

I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder a few years back and would like to share my experience in mental health and try to make new friends suffering with mental health issues. I am a full time mum to 2 beautiful children who i adore. Being a mum with BPD is extremely hard at times.

Roadrunner

Stigma really sucks..I've lived my life with illnesses .....why me???? Now it's mind over matter we must ....see it ..... Admit it..... Get help..... Accept it .... Deal
With it ....recovery... meds... Therapy...... Next steps...... Loneliness .....sadness.....helplessness......we all need "Mindfulness"
.... "Power of the mind".... We can control ours!!!!!!..... So let's keep moving onwards & upwards.......So Together, we achieve.... Together we succeed .... As I'm sick to death of stigma against us !!!!! Enough said...

Brenda

Mental health condition? Its not an embarrassment. it’s not visible physical health, rather mental health. The majority of people with mental health conditions we interact or pass by each day. They have jobs, care for families; are capable; competent; responsible; trustworthy; rational, decision makers, trusted; respected, have integrity and character and are real people; they look like you and me!

I want to be an ambassador that promotes positive images of mental health, supports, educates, and helps change perceptions and acceptance of mental illnesses, particularly in the workplace. Its time to change.

Snottie

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

Teffie

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

Rachel

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

Nicole

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

Debs

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

Samantha

Scared people act scary, but I'm not scared anymore and I want to be brave for those that are. Don't judge people with Mental Health problems. You don't know what battle's they are fighting. Be kind to each other, especially societies most vulnerable.

Nat

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

Jo

I believe by talking about it more we can stop the stigma surrounding mental health problems. Talking helps, listening does too so I pledge to be a good listener.

Daniel

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

Former Undercover Cop Peter FRANCIS

I will share my mental health story about the problems I experienced of being an undercover Police Officer to help others understand mental health problems we can all experience. I also pledge to challenge mental health stigma wherever I see it.

Danielle

I will challenge discrimination, support my friends and family, and promote a positive discussion about mental illness

Jo

I will try to stamp out stigma for mental health professionals with mental health problems

Sassy

I pledge to not hide from my problems and speak out about my experience to help others understand that you are not 'weak' or 'attention seeking' and mental health issues are REAL.

Andrew

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

Gem

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

Dee Dee

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

Annabel

I will listen to those suffering from mental illness, I will ask them about their well-being when with them and I will talk about my own mental illness openly and compassionately. I will always advocate for the absence of a stigma.

firkig01

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

Graham Campbell

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

Twiggy

I unfortunately live and have lived with an illness for over 10 years. But i feel if there wasn't as much stigma and judgement towards it and treated as a taboo, i may have coped a lot better. End the stigma, your friend or family member could have it. We are not the illness, stop defining people with it!

RachHP

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

Rubyredlips

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

Lesley

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

katemate

I won't let people treat me differently because of mental health issues. I won't let people be negative with me because they aren't worth it!

Kay

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

Hannah

Aknowledge theirs a problem, Seek help of friends, family and professionals, live a better and brighter future. #timetochange

lauren

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

Jacquie

I am always be here for my friends and family to speak to me about their mental health issues, Having experienced problems myself, I will help them in whatever way they need at that time x

Liselotte

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

Dave

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

TerriB

I will help to ease the stigma surrounding depression by talking about my personal experience of the illness and the importance of never giving up, however bad things may seem at the time.

Liggy

I will commit to champion and raise the profile of this essential and amazing campaign.

Mike

I will help members in the community, through volunteering with a number of associations.

Theresa

I will offer love, care and compassion to everyone I connect with on a daily basis.

Helen

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

Zoe

I will not be selfish and focus on my own problems, I will look out for friends in distress.

Maggie

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

Deborah

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

Sithee

How you see you may not be as the world sees you. I'm here for you you to help the world see you.

Bex

I pledge to talk about my experiences to help others. I also pledge to campaign for changes in government policy and funding relating to NHS mental health services.

Lou

I will use my own experiences to help others

kiera

I will be there for my partner through difficult times, and promise to always be there no matter what x

Sarah

I will always offer a cup a tea, hug and to listen and help whenever possible.

Stephanie

I will also make some time for friends and loved ones to show that I care and that I am here for them too.

Neil

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

rob

I live in france would like to contact anyone else in france who needs help or can help thanks Rob

Stacy

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

kelly

I'm a survivor not a victim!♡

Victoria

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

Louise

I will share Twitter and Facebook mental health help and promotion pages to encourage discussion.

Emma

I will be more alert to the needs of those around me

Lellawoe

I pledge to make local authorities LISTEN beyond the words "I SUFFER WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS " as I will NOT be labelled or judged by " oh your 1 of those". I want to tell them to Live In My Head, Walk in My Shoes " then if you still fell you have the right to judge me I'll know you are a very selfish, hurtful person.

cookie

My pledge is to make sure people are not alone and have someone to talk to. Even though there are people around sometimes someone telling you things will be ok and you will get though the tough times and you are not alone can help. To offer advice and a lending ear is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Tiny

I will use my own experience in mental health to help other sufferers!

Kerri

I'll make myself as available as possible for my friends and family!

Jo

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

halobo

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

Clarkie

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

Rebecca

I pledge to raise more awareness for young people living with mental illness to make such tough times as comfortable as possible and make sure they have access to the help they need.

Skydancer

I'm pledging to talk openly about my own mental health issues as a dancer and a person in the hope that it will get more people engaging with and talking about the 'M' Word. The stigmas surrounding mental health have had such a negative impact on my life, but I'm determined to challenge and smash them!

Lucy

I will be more open and honest, and never be ashamed of my state of mental health

brave

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

Damcho Pamo

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

Kee

Illness is not something to be ashamed of. More education of mental health issues is broadly needed.

Jamie

If I think that someone I know's in trouble, I'll speak to, call, text or email them

Will

Be kind, we are all fighting a hard battle

Andy

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

Claire

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

Wag

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

stayc

I will always keep in touch well with my friends and family and be aware of mental illness symptoms,so i can recognize if my friends and family are in need of extra help & support.

Terry

I pledge to use my own struggles with mental health as my motivation to push myself, so others who struggle can see regardless of me being so well now,I will never forget how it felt to be going through a mental health struggle.

Charlotte

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

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