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 remember my own journey of recovery and help everyone I can.
InRecovery
To continue to destigmatize mental illness.
Susan
See me smile, throughout every chaotic mile! Seek to be the helper I am meant to be.
Erin Go Brawl-Her
To stop the stigma of mental illness. Knowledge is power!!
Jenn
To speak about mental health issues as I would general health issues; they are a part of life.
Michael G.
To choose the frame of #EachMindMatters on my profile picture as my way of showing support. Also helping my daughter's wellbeing in her mental health for the love and respect I have for her.
Poderosa
To not be judgemental and teach that ideal to my students.
Ms. Hook, Peer Program director
To end the stigma of mental health illnesses.
Momof4
. . . by leading a support group, on behalf of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Judy
To share my story and help others.
maddi_mads
To support anti-stigma movements
Jaclyn
I pledge to always be a voice for children and young people to ensure their mental health needs are met with love and kindness.
Peachy Doll
To help my fellow people who struggle as much as me to see the light in the darkest hours.
Leiathewolf98
Share my story.
tattoodhottie

It is ironic that I have had a love for this lime green color since before it became a movement.

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I pledge to listen intently, to be empathetic, and to hold space for those facing challenges or suffering. I pledge to connect and collabrate with my community, with the intent to promote inclusiveness, gratitude, and generosity.
Max

Knowing I am not the only one going through something like this has helped a lot. The support I have received from family, friends, and strangers online and being able to support others has been incredible.

maddi_mads read story
Always willing to share my personal experiences with my mental health and what I've had to face when it came to some of my closest friends mental health, always willing to listen and help in any way I can.
maddi_mads