I pledge to remember that nothing is permanent. Happiness begins when I accept who I am, and can keep an open mind.
I pledge to bring awareness, educate & support others that are dealing with mental health challenges, may it be present or pass! I pledge to strive toward keeping a healthy mind & continue to keep myself educated so I am able to assist others!
I pledge to always have empathy with those struggling with mental illness. Not because I am a professional. Not because I should or I have to. But because I live with the struggles too. I pledge to be the compassionate heart inside prisons to help bring awareness. I stand up for those like me & remember when I was too ashamed to speak up.
I pledge to speak up, make a difference & share my story. I pledge to be strong even when I feel weak.
I pledge to be an active listener and friend to those in need, to be their soft place to fall. My heart is wide open.
I pledge to stop any discrimination in my classroom. I will use examples or topics that are brought up by my students as a teaching opportunity to bring awareness to mental health and illness. I will provide a stigma free zone in my classroom where students feel safe.
I pledge to be a voice for mental illness and provide support for those in need. I will also reach out when I am the one who needs help.
Since discovering, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Northridge, my life has changed dramatically for the better. I pledge to continue to love and support the members of my community as I have been lovingly supported during times of crisis and life in general.
To live my life as an example to everyone out there to show the world that YES, I have a Mental Illness but NO, it does not define who I CHOOSE to be!!
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!