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 tell my story to anyone who will listen.
To be a voice. To learn to love the person my many ribbons make me.
I pledge that I stay committed to spreading awareness regarding mental health as much as I can.
To tell my story. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but!
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.
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.
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.
I plan on sharing my story about anxiety with groups of people. To help spread awareness.
I pledge to be there for others and share my story as an inspiration.
I pledge to spread a positive outlook on mental health whenever and wherever I can.

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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I pledge to become a mentor and to do my part to listen, educate, raise awareness and promote healing through the battles that we all fight with mental illness as patients, family and community.
To teach people about mental illness.