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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To take the time to understand and hear an individuals concerns when pertaining to one's mental health. I experience anxiety and panic and one day hope to be a great advocate for those who's voices are not heard.
Cina
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To continue the conversation!
Sandy
To support strong mental health in everyone I meet.
StanG
Be supportive and understanding of those with mental health issues.
BAM
To always be supportive and understanding of anyone suffering from a mental health illness.
Ale

I've shared my story with many people that have shared their struggles with me and I hope that knowing they are not alone has served as encouragement and will continue to serve as encouragement to others to seek help.

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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