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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 make sure everyone feels safe and that no matter what you are going through, no matter how bad the depression or suicidal thoughts, somebody will be there.
lilli
Maintain a healthy, nutritious and colorful diet. Walk, play golf and dance often. Use a pedometer and measure at least 10k steps. Stay close to family and friends. Be grateful and blessed each and every day. Volunteer for others at least 2 times/week. Keep a diary!!
Cynthia
To devote my time and energy to raising awareness for mental disorders and to help loved ones of those struggling in the system so they don't feel alone and defeated.
Honnney
Speak Up
RLO

I want to inspire others, make them feel like they’re not alone because, and now I’m talking to you, you truly aren’t. There are so many people that love you and care about you. One day things will get better, maybe not today nor tomorrow but one day. And trust me when I say this, you are worth it. You are worth everything there is because all life is precious, including yours.

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To provide a helping hand for the people that struggle with mental illness.
cienna
Each mind matters, if you need help, I’m here to listen. If you're dealing with anxiety, depression, or mental illness I am here to help.
Diana P
To raise awareness and educate others about mental health and to advocate for others with depression or a mental illness.
Jackie
To be an advocate and mentor for the African American community!
Dawnie
to love myself every day, so others who may be suffering how I once suffered know that things do get better when they receive the help they deserve.
Kiki
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Bene
To always be open to others feelings and ready to share my path to health to encourage others.
Jen17
To make sure everyone feels safe and that no matter what you are going through, no matter how bad the depression or suicidal thoughts, somebody will be there.
lilli
To be their for someone as much as possibe who is in emotional distress or suffering from a mental illness.
Sabeen
To remove the stigma of mental health and create safe environments for athletes and coaches to participate.
Chocolate Drop
To raise awareness and talk about stigmatizing those with mental health challenges.
Mo
To speak up.
Sctrojen
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