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 be an advocate, and someone who listens to those who have mental health issues, and to take a stand when it is needed.
Edawg17
I pledge to continue sharing my experiences so that those who are scared to speak up will know they are not alone.
Sam
To take care of my mental health and to help raise awareness to others that they are never alone, no matter how rough life is at times it will get better.
Sara-Beara
I pledge to be more intentional about learning about mental illness!
Camarillo
To do whatever I can to reduce stigmatic language, and help my fellow mental health advocates (providing they desire it).
"No Stigma" Sam
I will continue to help outreach to people with limited access and languages issues regarding their health care.
My health, my choice
To learn more about the Lime Green Movement
Sharebeauty
To help others no matter how big or how small their issues are and to be kind.
Arianna
To tell my story and talk about Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety.
Jade
To tell my story to anyone who will listen.
T
To be a voice. To learn to love the person my many ribbons make me.
DeAnn
I pledge that I stay committed to spreading awareness regarding mental health as much as I can.
Sukaina
To tell my story. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but!
Jen
To be a voice for those with mental illness and to advocate for them and myself as well. I pledge to do everything in my power to end the stigma and to raise awareness for mental illness and mental health in any way possible.
Britt
I pledge to advocate for adequate mobile crisis responce in San Joaquin County.
Xiuhyolotl Fireheart
To support those who have been impacted by mental health challenges with respect and compassion, and to continue to educate myself so I can be informed.
Crescent Kelley
To listen to those in need and to guide them if appropriate.
Kathy
To end the stigma that surrounds many mental health issues. I hope that one day mental health will be as openly talked about as physical health. I also pledge to assist in spreading awareness throughout my community and help young adults cope with these issues.
Damon