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.
I pledge to always have empathy with those struggling with mental illness. Not because I am a professional. Not because I should or I have to. But because I live with the struggles too. I pledge to be the compassionate heart inside prisons to help bring awareness. I stand up for those like me & remember when I was too ashamed to speak up.
I pledge to stop any discrimination in my classroom. I will use examples or topics that are brought up by my students as a teaching opportunity to bring awareness to mental health and illness. I will provide a stigma free zone in my classroom where students feel safe.
Since discovering, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Northridge, my life has changed dramatically for the better. I pledge to continue to love and support the members of my community as I have been lovingly supported during times of crisis and life in general.
I believe all minds matter. I believe in helping and supporting all people diagnosed with mental health disorders accept it and show the world how awesome they are in spite of their illness. I believe in speaking up and out about mental health because I understand the struggles of living each day with a mental illness. I am one of the millions diagnosed with a mental illness, and I want to prove to the world I am awesome!
I pledge to try to make a difference in my community. I will strive to support, love and be kind to every person regardless of their differences to me and others. I will take the time to listen before I speak. I will stop using works that could potentially harm others and be courteous to all I run across in life.