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 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
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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Go to support groups and do what I can to help others.
deb
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To reduce stigmatizing language in my own life and teach others!
lolo
I pledge to treat people with dignity and respect and to address everyone as a person first.
shannon_carissa
To love others with a genuine heart and not label people based off of mental disorders; to treat everyone equally.
LittleMV
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To help remove the stigma placed on people with mental illnesses.
afan000
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To bring awareness to mental health issues and reduce stigma.
KK
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