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people have pledged to end mental health stigma

Make a pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination

j j

I suffered from a mental health illness i was ashamed and kept it to myself,now i am strong i will carry on my goal and try and challenge stigma in my workplace and support colleagues when needed

Branwen

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

Roisin

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

Debbie

I pledge to support others by sharing my story of childhood trauma that has lead to PTSD and EPDB. My history is what drives me to succeed and no one can take that away.

Clair

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

Lozza

Mental Health is the most important aspect of my life and I feel it's the right time to speak up. I've suffered from mental health for the majority of my lives... I just hope other people can do the same and can help break down the stigma.

Daniel

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

Becca

I am currently writing my dissertation on the effects of mental health stigma and how it can be tackled through appropriate education starting from adolescence.
In the near future I would love to be able to be part of a mental health awareness workshop, educating young people on mental illness.

Georgia

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

Billy

I pledge to promote good mental health care/treatment and fight against its stigma as much as I can. This is and will be a big part of my vocation. I also pledge my current and future academic work to this cause.

Bexx

I will always be available for any one to talk to. I will always help wherever possible and I will share my story so that everyone knows that they are never alone.

amy_1784

I pledge to contribute towards the awareness of mental health.

Sofia Tavyside Badminton4Health

As well as support others through the medium of sport

JFBridge

Please contact me ASAP so I can share my mental health story on your website.

Taryn

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

em

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

MatthewCSHughes

Too many loved ones are lost, it is time to save them.

Ellisha

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

Jess

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

Charlotte

I will do anything to help those who are suffering.

Lynsey

I will keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are. I will also talk about my own mental health story to help others understand mental health and break the stigma. I am planning to start organising events to help other people talk about their mental health.

NervousGirl

I will use my voice to help change the conversation on mental health for the better.

Kerry-Anne

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

Jo

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

Tasha

I have taken the pledge.
I am a sufferer of anxiety and depression and I hate the fact that people do not understand, want to help or anything.
Just 10 minutes of a loved ones time could start something new with another fellow sufferer.

Kelt

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

Tara

I pledge to work on reducing the stigma of mental health professionals admitting they suffer with mental health problems too.

Kate

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

Daniela

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

Lauren Read

Over 20 years of personal bipolar experience, it's time to help others with the aid of my experiences x

Robert

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

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??

Shelly

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

Kate

I will talk about my lifelong battle with mental health, about how it cost me my job and how being open and honest is the only way forward to enable others to understand mental health. I want to spread the message that there is a trusted community of listeners that you can turn to no matter how desperate you feel.

Katybeau

I will teach my daughter about how none of us have perfect minds just like none of us have perfect bodies.

Lace

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

LovaticQueen

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

Gee

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

Faith

I pledge to share my experience with mental health issues to encourage other people to do the same, slowly breaking the stigma.

Kate

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

Josie

No-one needs to suffer in silence or feel alone. I pledge to share my story in the hope it will help another.

Marty

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

Ruth

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

Sophie

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.

Moley

I am a yoga therapist in Plymouth - Devon.
There are many of us specialising in Yoga Therapy for Improved Mental Health - I am trying to soon run my 12 week programme for a local GP practice to have a non medicinal option to give to those with poor mental health. I would like to volunteer at an event or even utilise my programme for you if required :). I suffer from Anxiety but my yoga controls it and I've never needed medication.

Hans

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

Mylo Kaye

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

Zee

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

Cal

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

Priscilla

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

Gemma

I am sharing my mental health stories with others via my blog, mysweetanxiety.com, in order to encourage others to open up about their stories, provide mental health management ideas that have been tried and tested and create another supportive place to visit online.

Amy

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

Natasha

I pledge to share my mental health experiences and I will be there ready to listen for when people are ready to talk.

Nicci

I will share my story and be more open to my mental health. I will not let it conquer me, I will learn to live with it. I will be okay.

Boo

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

Fleetster

I will always be open and honest about my experiences with depression and anxiety. I will also encourage others to be able to talk without judgement or stigma.

Chris

I will use my experiences to talk to colleagues and change perceptions of both my mental health and stigma

Mark

I think it's SO important that we break any stigma, make mental health more accessible. To help bring a positive change. To help make steps forwards.

Aaron

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

Aaron

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

Betty

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

Rob

I will share my mental health story to help others and raise awareness via my blog: https://robtalksblog.wordpress.com/

Lucy

I want to share my story to show people you can get through even the darkest times and start to enjoy things again, I don't want anyone to feel alone.

Sarah

I will fight stigma and discrimination until Mental Health problems are treated the same as Physical Health problems.

Kristina

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

Jess

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

Haya

I promise to be as supportive and thoughtful as i can to others, who need and deserve it and to be a listen when someone wants to talk. i myself have to face challenges nearly every day, such as living with sight loss and depression. Therefore i will comprehend the situation that others are in around me, and will try to the best of my ability to share my experiences of mental health with others and give others advice.
Haya

NJC

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

Charlene

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

Kate

I pledge to make people talk openly about suicide, in memory of my son. I will be helpfully nosey and ask people if they are alright and want to listen to their response.

Louise

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

Kristina

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

Andrea1774

I will help my bff and family.

evalindsx

I will fight for those with mental health.
I will stand in a room full of people and tell them I will take them all on, so I know
someone with mental health isn’t alone. Violence isn’t my thing; I believe it’s all in
the words and the emotion. I’ve told you previously and I’ll tell you again, my
passion; it burns and I’m as close to hell as I can be. We're survivors, champions unseen.

Radz

Mental health is not talked about enough due to the stigma attached to it. But it is very real and affects so many people in our day to day lives, but we are often oblivious of its impact on our peers, friends or family as we don't talk about it openly. More and more people need support and help in a timely fashion but they need to feel safe in order to reach out for it. We need to break boundaries and recognise those who are struggling and give them the support they need when they need it.

Victoria

I pledge to address Mental Health in my company, and start a movement to raise awareness, understanding & acceptance

RosieD1991

I will continue to support those who need it it anyway I can and help others understand mental health in a better way.

demonwinchester

Having suffered from Anxiety and Depression for 6 years, I know how important it is to get help and support when you need it. I am able to keep in touch and ask family and friends how they are as I know how important it can be to just simply ask "How are you?".

Georgia

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

Bethany

I pledge to always remember that everyone is fighting their own battles and that a little bit of kindness goes a long way.

Kelly

I will continue to work to raise awareness of mental health issues and help & support those dealing with Involuntary Childlessness through www.thedovecote.org

Lady B

I pledge to care and guide my granddaughter 15yrs who has anxiety and depression we lost her Dad to suicide when she was 3 yrs old with this illness

Matthew

My wife suffers from PTSD and I suffer from anxiety, so I support my wife and also discuss my anxiety with friends

Vicky

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

Lou Lou

I will have more conversations about mental health, share my own story and encourage others to be brave enough to share theirs.

Beth

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

Allison

After suffering for many years from Depressinon, my pledge is to continue to be very open with all collegues and friends on my depression.

Natalie

I want to share my story so more people understand how to support someone who is experiencing mental health problems. As a Time for Change Champion I will challenge the stigma and discrimination around mental health

malc60

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

Brookstar

I will do my upmost to support anyone with mental health problems or distress. To be there in any way I can for those I l

Amie

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

Katherine

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

Bexfez

As someone who has cared for people of various mental health conditions, am a sufferer myself and been in contact with various mental health establishments and teams I am driven to improve not only access to services but people's assumption and belief of certain conditions like depression for example

Kp

I will be there for loved ones and friends in difficult times.

Andrew

As somebody who has needed - and richly benefited from - support and understanding to handle my own emotional and psychological challenges previously, I pledge to use that empathy and experience to raise awareness, confront stigma and help inspire a change in attitudes towards mental health issues.

Woody

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

Nadene

I will continue to share my own story and experiences with PND and depression. This is in hope that they can help someone else and make people more aware of mental illness, in turn helping to reduce the stigma that surrounds it.

Tori

I want to bring my pledge into my university student union as Im applying for a role within my SU and want this to be my campaign to bring into uni!

Becky

I pledge to share my knowledge and help others through understanding, educating and challenging stigma whenever I encounter it. I will work with organisations and other volunteers to directly try and support people who are fighting stigma at work or in their everyday lives.

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