Stories

California’s Mental Health Movement is made of up millions of people who believe that everyone experiencing a mental health challenge deserves the opportunity to live a healthy, happy and meaningful life. See what people are saying and sharing – and add your voice to the movement with your own commitment to advancing mental health.

To continue to collaborate with community partners and raise awareness in my community. Do whatever I can to stop stigma and speak out against it. I have a voice and I let it be heard. I will also get others to speak out too. I want Humboldt to be a wellness community. I will continue to create many events to show Humboldt that Each Mind Matters.
Kellie Jack
To break the wall of silence for all minds.
Zebra
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I volunteer with NAMI. I have a Facebook Page Living With Mental Illness and share my story openly in school, with friends and anyone interested in knowing about me.
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To help those suffering from a mental health problem through active listening, positive regard, words of encouragement, fostering understanding and love, as well as educating others about the importance of a better understanding and view of those with mental health problems. I pledge to use the skills I have learned at my school's psychology program and internship to help improve the lives of those around me, whether it is directly towards those with mental health problems, or their close family, friends, and coworkers. I will always try to educate, to eliminate any stigma against those suffering from a mental health problem, or those who work in the mental health industry. I pledge to do all this through a multicultural perspective, passing no judgment on any cultural group. Let's make this world a better place!
SoCal-Indo
To reduce mental health stigma in my community!
Jen
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Help to educate my community and break the stigma related to mental Illness.
ceecee
To listen to the brothers and sisters going through mental health difficulties and help them find the right type of support.
nati
To change people's minds that suicide is not the answer.
chris
To stay true to myself and to promote mental health awareness. Bipolar is not a weakness. I feel I have been blessed with one of the most amazing lives anyone could ask for.
Dusty
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To help educate our younger generation about the growing stigmas and challenges around people struggling with mental health. Starting with my own children I have slowly, and according to their own age, explained the hardships of living with uncertainty and fears of our own minds at times. Always be understanding, patient and always look outside of what you see because there's always a reason why. I will try my best to instill positive motivation about the mental health.
Emm2481
I pledge to work towards de-stigmatizing mental health issues in my own community by being open and honest about my own experiences so that others may feel safe to do so, too.
Elina
To always see the good and the better days ahead and know that everything is gonna be ok.
Baby girl
To advocate for comprehensive mental health services for all communities customized for their racial, ethnic, religious, gender and cultural needs.
Loie
As a therapist, I pledge to help end the stigma of mental illness, as well as to help my clients lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
Laura
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