By Laura C. Domasneanu-Miulescu We have swept under the carpet for too long the existence of mental illness, but I believe educating people about mental illness is crucial to our society. I arrived in the U.S. from …Read more »
I think anybody can push through. I’m not saying it’s the fun road. Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length. Alexandra
I have been able to now function for my family and I would want everyone to know that if they need help, not to be afraid to seek help Marie
I want to break the cycle. I don’t want my family to go through what I went through where they have to hide their feelings or they have to feel ashamed. Adalia
One thing about stigma is that it says you can’t do anything because you have a mental illness, that’s a lie. That’s only true if you let it be true. Daniel
The solutions lie within the best attributes of our culture and the strength that that brings us and the spiritual wellness that that brings us. Art
Know that each day that you’re breathing, each day that you get out of bed, regardless of how insignificant they may seem, are actually signs that there’s life to live. Dennis
The regional winners have been announced for the third annual Directing Change Student Film Program, a statewide effort that empowers young people to promote suicide prevention and end the silence about mental illness among their …Read more »
After describing her experiences with loved ones’ mental illnesses, Chirlane McCray announced plans for a review of the problems affecting New Yorkers to help the city address their care.Read more »
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To live my life as an example to everyone out there to show the world that YES, I have Mental Illness but NO, it does not define who I CHOOSE to be!! - Emily
I believe all minds matter. I believe in helping and supporting all people diagnosed with mental health disorders accept it and show the world how awesome they are in spite of their illness. I believe in speaking up and out about mental health because I understand the struggles of living each day with a mental illness. I am one of the millions diagnosed with a mental illness, and I want to prove to the world I am awesome! - Elizabeth
I pledge to try to make a difference in my community. I will strive to support, love and be kind to every person regardless of their differences to me and others. I will take the time to listen before I speak. I will stop using works that could potentially harm others and be courteous to all I run across in life. - Lucille T.
I will aim to be the best Mental Health professional and Senior Peer Support Specialist I can be. Building mutual, empowering relationships while holding the hope for myself and others. - Kristen D.
I pledge to service others and be the voice for those that struggle, be the arm for those that need to be helped, and the eyes for those that cannot see the light. - JoAnne O.