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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 find a way to secure help for OC homeless who suffer from mental health.
JDT

We all lost a part of ourselves in the death of someone who meant so much to each of us, and it doesn’t matter whether we were on good terms or not at the time, we still hurt just as much. It has taught me to take nothing for granted and to appreciate each and every person in my life in a completely different way.

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Speak up to the ones I love when I start to feel the fat and twisties rather than let it build up inside.
Dup
Support students who may be struggling with a mental health challenge in their lives.
CAT

I am an avid proponent for NAMI and would like all to know that there is much hope in recovery and life is good for people living with mental illness.

Soph read story
To make it KNOWN that I am available if anyone ever needs a shoulder to cry on, an ear to hear you, or a helping hand.
A.Sosa
To not be judgemental and teach that ideal to my students.
Ms. Hook, Peer Program director
To End Mental Health Stigma.
Bryan
Promote wellness; recovery through support/education.
Kerry
To help advocate for an increase in mental health awareness among young adults, and children. I will always try my best to refrain from making assumptions and judging others when discussing mental health. In conjunction with this I also promise to take care of my own mind, because it too is very important
DevRom
To help people in times of crisis.
Noah
To stand against stigmas associating mental health.
Melrick
To help break the stigmas surrounding mental illness, to give a voice to those who feel silenced, and to give strength to those who feel hopeless.
Marisa
All relationships are unique, no exceptions!
SoCalGuppy
To support students and colleagues on their journey to live a healthy, happy and productive life.
Dr. V
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.
lilli
Maintain a healthy, nutritious and colorful diet. Walk, play golf and dance often. Use a pedometer and measure at least 10k steps. Stay close to family and friends. Be grateful and blessed each and every day. Volunteer for others at least 2 times/week. Keep a diary!!
Cynthia
To devote my time and energy to raising awareness for mental disorders and to help loved ones of those struggling in the system so they don't feel alone and defeated.
Honnney