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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 believe in healing through action
SRW
I pledge to raise awareness about mental illness and be aware about my own thoughts and actions.
makenna
To spread awareness.
momonamission
To reduce stigma on mental illness, raise awareness of the variety of healthy coping skills and creating a lifelong commitment to healing our minds and lives.
Adele
To spread knowledge and resources about mental health issues today and also being open to sharing my own mental health struggles
Cat
to continue to accept my depression and anxiety, and work those struggles in a positive way!
Terri
To treat others who might come off distant & quiet with more attention & throw them positivity.
AJ

We all lost a part of ourselves in the death of someone who meant so much to each of us, and it doesn’t matter whether we were on good terms or not at the time, we still hurt just as much. It has taught me to take nothing for granted and to appreciate each and every person in my life in a completely different way.

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Support students who may be struggling with a mental health challenge in their lives.
CAT
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To not be judgemental and teach that ideal to my students.
Ms. Hook, Peer Program director
To End Mental Health Stigma.
Bryan
Promote wellness; recovery through support/education.
Kerry
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To help advocate for an increase in mental health awareness among young adults, and children. I will always try my best to refrain from making assumptions and judging others when discussing mental health. In conjunction with this I also promise to take care of my own mind, because it too is very important
DevRom
To help people in times of crisis.
Noah
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