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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

Michelle

I will not feel the need to hide my illness or be made to feel ashamed. No change will come unless we share our stories and lend a voice to those who feel they cannot.

jennlovesoreos

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

Happy, Blessed & Loved

I will be a great listener to those who need me and I want to speak to young people who are going through their depression.

Kelt

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

Helen

I will always be there when a friend, colleague or anyone I meet needs to talk. I will listen confidentially without judgement and allow them to share whatever they need to.

Chris

I will be open about mental health, why wouldn't I?

Della

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

Abi

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

Sime

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

Sophie

I owe it to the little girl inside me. God knows I've let her down enough. I pledge to tell my story, as difficult as it may seem, so others will understand that it is real and it is just as important as Physical Health.

Irish

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

Georgie

When my husband was diagnosed with depression, and the extent of his illness, and how he'd been coping so badly became clear, I wished I'd acted earlier. I wished I'd spoken out sooner and been able to given him the support and information he needed. It is his battle to fight but he felt so ashamed he couldn't share his fears and worries with me. I've since trained to be a mental health first aider and my husband is on the road to recovery. Depression is treatable and

Lucy

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

Rob

My name is Rob, I'm 28 and I live in London.
I've struggled with various forms of depression, anxiety, self harm and issues with drugs and alcohol for over 15 years. In the past it's caused me to try and commit suicide three times, once by an overdose and twice by cutting myself and I recently spent time in a psychiatric hospital in south east London. I have good and I have bad days. Most importantly though, I'm still here and I'm still fighting. It's okay to not be okay and I'm still learning to love myself.

Chelle

I will continue to raise awareness for mental health and share my story so others know they are not alone.

Oz

Social anxiety disorder since I was a teenager. This lead to self-medication with alcohol and illegal drugs, and then Major Depressive Disorder.

I am very open about my problems, bit in future I will try to make my communications more accessible to those who do not understand the issue and have not experienced mental illness.

My photo shows me during a bad and a good period of my life. Hopefully, it demonstrates how a mental illness can affect you physically.

Twinkle

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

Karen

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

TCTrevor

As an England Athletics Mental Health Ambassador I will encourage others to #runandtalk

Oliver

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

Jade

To continue battling my mental illnesses, whilst sharing my story in the hope that it helps others.

DeLaYung

As someone who's very open about my emotions and experiences, hopefully I'll be able to have people around me do the same, which should help even at the slightest.

Carolyn

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

Amy

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

Lucy

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

Laura

I will do all I can to challenge misconceptions about mental health, to raise awareness by opening up about my own experiences with it, and by fundraising/donating/supporting mental health charities in any way I can.

Lesley

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

Liam

I will share my Mental Health Story to help others understand,I will also look out for friend and family and be as supportive and understanding.

Kate

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

Alison

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

Nicola

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

Helen

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

Diana

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

Kirsty

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

Monissa

I will be an active community member advocating to eliminate the stigma on mental health in our community.

Ella

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

Lewis

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

Emily

Mental health stigma affects all of my patients, and my dearest family members. I pledge to tell others its ok to talk, its ok to feel, its ok to not be ok. Talk to me, I can help and if I can't I will find someone who can.

Julie

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

Polly

I will help spread the word and break the stigma by sharing my own stories and struggles with mental health

Kirsty

I want people to understand mental health issues and not to he scared to talk about it! Its nothing to be ashamed of. Embrace it, you are amazing!

Marie

I pledge to be as compassionate and supportive as possible, non-discriminatory, non-judgmental towards anyone. I pledge to give to offer the best I can or to be the best friend I can to anyone.

Rhonda

I will use my Toastmasters platform and public exposure to discuss mental illness and the advancements to treat it.

filipe

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

Sara

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

Tash

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

Chanelle

I pledge to create an open environment for those around me, whether it be friends, family or strangers, to be able to approach me and talk about anything and everything

Nene

My name is Nicole Brown and i have a mental illness and i want to be free

Catherine

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

Robert

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

Robert

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

Arrbee

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

Freya

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

Matt

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

Peter

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

Aimee

I will also challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it. I love with mental health and it's time to change!

Panda

I want to spread awareness of a disorder I struggle with every day- Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as Aspergers Syndrome for my loving boyfriend <3

Sonnenallee

Struggle on

erika

Stay strong.

Sarah

I will support those close to me who struggle with their mental health, keeping in touch and being prepared to have a conversation about what's going on for them.

I will also create opportunities within my work to reduce stigma and create support within organisations and teams.

Ani

I sympathies with those struggling with mental health problems, but what they have to remember is that they are not only , there is a loving and caring support network around them , with other a lot of other people going through the same thing there going through

trina

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

Leah

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

hbadams

I will never let anyone down when help is most needed.

Ally

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

Ashley

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.

Tia

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

Soph

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

Danielle

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

Tori

As a student mental health nurse I will continue doing what I am doing and supporting those going through difficult times by being a good listener and supporting them.

Squish

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

borderlinexfreeyourmind

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

Lucy

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

Sarah

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

Laura

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

Shirley

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

Clem

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

kmmurray97

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

Ryanhair

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

Linz

I wish people didn't associate mental with crazy I hope we can invent a new word to better describe mental health like neurological endocrine health

Nikki

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

Shelly

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

KellyCarnage

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

Jennifer

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

Thea

I will help those who need it and challenge anyone who attempts to mock someone for their mental illness

Ems

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

Carole

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

Sammyshark

I pledge to share my story and put an end to the pain and suffering caused by misdiagnosis of mental illness.

Lauren

I will be there for anyone that needs help, a chat, or just a friend. I will never turn my back on you.

Jane

I will always find time to listen and be supportive of others with mental health issues

Ian

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

Marcus

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

Sarah

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

Tina

Mental health should be discussed in secondary schools especially with young men who keep it to themselves rather than talk about it The rate of young men taking their own lives here in laois is alarming and something needs to be done .

JAMES

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

Lala

I lost my brother recently to mental health issue very early in his turmoil of a life. I love him and miss him so much. People always pretended not to have stima's towards him. But no wanted to spend time with him. Even thou Trevor was kind, loving, funny, a good friend and an amazing brother. I want people to make friends with these people and keep them in their lives it make a huge difference, stops them from falling. They are worth it. "They" make amazing friends just give them a chance.

Michelle

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

Zoev2004

I want to show that having a mental health illness does not define you as a person

The2blacksheep

I pledge to share my story and tell the world, that we all live with that darkness. Some of us just don't hide it, we embrace it and want to help others with the same struggles.

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