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.
To always be open to others feelings and ready to share my path to health to encourage others.
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.
To be their for someone as much as possibe who is in emotional distress or suffering from a mental illness.
To remove the stigma of mental health and create safe environments for athletes and coaches to participate.
To raise awareness and talk about stigmatizing those with mental health challenges.
As an RN in the primary care setting, I work in collaboration with all members of our health care team to ensure that all our patients are adequately screened for signs and symptoms of depression at all visits to our clinic, and I plan to order green ribbons to wear everyday (personally) and to encourage staff to wear as well - to promote mental health awareness and work together to de-stigmatize mental health illnesses and promote wellness and recovery through support and using the proper resources to get people the help they need.
To continue providing support groups for people struggling with unipolar or bipolar depression. To advocate for mandatory educational programs in all schools in all grades.
I am strengthing the mental health movement. I believe in healing through action, power through diversity and power through collaboration, everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy happy productive life, people experiencing mental health challenges can and do get better by talking openly and honestly about mental health. We can help make this possible together we can!
To keep talking about mental health and facilitating brain-science education leveraging bbrfoundation.org, NIMH.nih.gov and NAMI.org and EachMindMatters.org to cure stigma!
To never doubt my mental health and that of others, and to give all that I can when I can to those who need it.
To listen first and judge never. I pledge to be an open mind and open ears for others in need. I will spread the word of mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and I'll do everything I can to break the stigma surrounding mental health.
To speak about mental health issues as I would general health issues; they are a part of life.
To remember my own journey of recovery and help everyone I can.
To continue to destigmatize mental illness.