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 provide a safe space for family and friends by listening without judgment.
Rh22
to spread awareness and help kids in need.
Veena
I pledge to be a support, to educate, to comfort, to advocate and to speak out about Mental Health.
Mica
to foster mental health by practicing my lifestyle of combating the stigma of mental illness by being open about my own battle with major depressive episodes, social anxiety disorder with agoraphobia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while practicing general psychiatry. I further pledge to address the impact of such stigma by sharing my story of the effect of such prejudice on my health and career.
Liz
To never be ashamed of my mental health condition and keep fighting forward to represent many like me.
AnaiV
To listen to and encourage my students and my own children to express, share and talk about their emotions.
anaherold
to never judge someone before knowing what they are going through.
Ash
to continue encouraging and supporting schools in identifying and addressing mental health challenges of students and in empowering students to talk openly about mental health. Reducing stigma is a priority for all!
Sheri
To be more vulnerable with my family, friends and community. To share without fear and to ask for help.
Reng
To keep myself present and open to day to day challenges, and helping those who think they have no voice.
Pam
I pledge to not be afraid to communicate
Stacey
that i am very interested in the impact of the mental health movement
mia
to share my story with others and continue to spread the word about mental illness
maddi
By telling my story to spread awareness
Vee
To be present with my students to allow them to share their stories. I will stand by them in finding help and continue to support them on their journey.
Lisa Jo
I pledge to have mental health awareness and stay educated with the Mental Health Worker program until I graduate.
Active Annie
To believe in healing through action.
Abbey
To continue to advocate and serve my communities and those in need suffering with mental illness, An illness we all have experienced at some point but yet don't even know we are victims of it!
Mama Jay