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.

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Sharebeauty
To help others no matter how big or how small their issues are and to be kind.
Arianna
To tell my story and talk about Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety.
Jade
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To tell my story to anyone who will listen.
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To be a voice. To learn to love the person my many ribbons make me.
DeAnn
I pledge that I stay committed to spreading awareness regarding mental health as much as I can.
Sukaina
To tell my story. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but!
Jen
To be a voice for those with mental illness and to advocate for them and myself as well. I pledge to do everything in my power to end the stigma and to raise awareness for mental illness and mental health in any way possible.
Britt
I pledge to advocate for adequate mobile crisis responce in San Joaquin County.
Xiuhyolotl Fireheart
To support those who have been impacted by mental health challenges with respect and compassion, and to continue to educate myself so I can be informed.
Crescent Kelley
To listen to those in need and to guide them if appropriate.
Kathy
To end the stigma that surrounds many mental health issues. I hope that one day mental health will be as openly talked about as physical health. I also pledge to assist in spreading awareness throughout my community and help young adults cope with these issues.
Damon
I plan on sharing my story about anxiety with groups of people. To help spread awareness.
Bee
I pledge to be there for others and share my story as an inspiration.
EL
I pledge to spread a positive outlook on mental health whenever and wherever I can.
Ken

My name is Jemerson G. Diaz. I have Bipolar Type 1 and PTSD, both are documented and diagnosed. I had my first manic episode when I was 20 years old, on the USMC (US Marine Corps) Base of Twenty-Nine Palms in the summer of 2007.

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