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.

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I pledge to provide awareness and support to all those suffering from mental health challenges, and to provide knowledge for families of those who are suffering and for others who wish to learn more.
julie
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To confront, take on, and overcome all the demons from my past. To become stronger from these experiences, not weaker, And to live everyday positively and to help others in need at every opportunity.
Basil Fawlty
To spread the importance of mental health and to help end stigma. I will use this opportunity to learn so when I go to Medical School I will always remember why I’m doing this.
Carolanne
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I pledge to remember that nothing is permanent. Happiness begins when I accept who I am, and can keep an open mind.
Sofie
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!
Nstinctual1
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.
jenn
I pledge to speak up, make a difference & share my story. I pledge to be strong even when I feel weak.
kimi
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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.
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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.
Gracie
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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.
JackJack