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.

. . . 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.

Peggy read story
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
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To always offer our services to others in need.
Manteca HOSA
To share my story and inner joy with others.
Rama
To educate others on mental health resources.
T
To be an advocate, and someone who listens to those who have mental health issues, and to take a stand when it is needed.
Edawg17
I pledge to continue sharing my experiences so that those who are scared to speak up will know they are not alone.
Sam
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I pledge to continue sharing my experiences so that those who are scared to speak up will know they are not alone.
Sam