LikeOneAnother

Submit Your Story

 

Thank you for helping us change the conversation around mental health!

By sharing your story, you're showing that people who live with mental health conditions are just like anyone else - we're all more alike than we are different.

Submit a video or photo (if you’re more comfortable not talking on camera!) of yourself answering the prompt below.

 

Before you submit, be sure to check out this quick video with tips for capturing your best footage!


 

Submission Instructions

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Video Submission Option

This month’s theme, where mental health stigma happens, focuses on highlighting common places where stigma exists like schools, work, and in the media. Help us educate others on ways we can decrease stigma in our everyday settings. 

Please answer each of the following prompts in your video. Use the fill-in statement at the end to help guide you. Look directly into the camera and say…

  1. Your first name only, and what mental health condition you have.

  2. Mental health stigma happens in many common places. Where have you seen or felt stigma happening? (e.g. school, work, in the media, etc.)

  3. The stigma in that place shouldn’t exist. Share something you’re proud of accomplishing in that setting (school, work, etc.), that your mental health condition didn’t play a factor in or hold you back from?

  4. What are some ways we can decrease stigma in this environment?

To provide your answers, please complete the statement below or similar:

"Hi, my name is [fill in name], and I live with [fill in your mental health condition]. Mental health stigma can happen in many environments like [fill in different environments]. But, living with [fill in your mental health condition] didn’t hold me back at all from [fill in thing you’re proud of accomplishing in that environment]. Awareness of mental health conditions in the [fill in an environment of choice] is important in reducing stigma. [fill in an environment of choice] can help decrease stigma by [fill in how they can reduce stigma]. Mental health condition or not, we can all benefit from learning about different ways to reduce stigma in different environments.” 

Example Video Statement: 

"Hi, my name is [Dustin], and I live with [depression and anxiety]. Stigma related to mental health can take place anywhere, especially [in schools]. One thing that my mental health condition didn’t hold me back from while in school was [graduating with my bachelors degree]. I believe increasing the awareness of mental health conditions in [school] is important in reducing stigma. At [school], [teachers] can help by [understanding we all need mental health days]. And as a student, having time to myself to step back and take a break, it really helps.” 

"Hi, my name is [Penny], and I live with [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder]. [Work] is a common place where mental health stigma can happen. I don’t let it hold me back, though, and this month I  [exceeded our sales goals last month]. Creating more awareness of mental health conditions at [work] is important in reducing stigma. [HR] can make big differences by [sharing more information about mental health]. It’s important to know that our mental health is a priority at work, too.” 

Image Submission Option

This month’s theme, where mental health stigma happens, focuses on highlighting common places where stigma exists like schools, work, and in the media. Help us educate others on ways we can decrease stigma in our everyday settings. 

Submit an image of just yourself or doing something that helps take care of your mental health. Then include answers to the following questions together in the text box below. Use the fill in statement at the end to help guide you.

  1. Your first name only, and what mental health condition you have.

  2. Mental health stigma happens in many common places. Where have you seen or felt stigma happening? (e.g. school, work, in the media, etc.)

  3. The stigma in that place shouldn’t exist. Share something you’re proud of accomplishing in that setting (school, work, etc.), that your mental health condition didn’t play a factor in or hold you back from?

  4. What are some ways we can decrease stigma in this environment?

To provide your answers, please complete the statement below or similar:

"Hi, my name is [fill in name], and I live with [fill in your mental health condition]. Mental health stigma can happen in many environments like [fill in different environments]. But, living with [fill in your mental health condition] didn’t hold me back at all from [fill in thing you’re proud of accomplishing in that environment]. Awareness of mental health conditions in the [fill in an environment of choice] is important in reducing stigma. [fill in an environment of choice] can help decrease stigma by [fill in how they can reduce stigma]. Mental health condition or not, we can all benefit from learning about different ways to reduce stigma in different environments.” 

Example Statements: 

"Hi, my name is [Dustin], and I live with [depression and anxiety]. Stigma related to mental health can take place anywhere, especially [in schools]. One thing that my mental health condition didn’t hold me back from while in school was [graduating with my bachelors degree]. I believe increasing the awareness of mental health conditions in [school] is important in reducing stigma. At [school], [teachers] can help by [understanding we all need mental health days]. And as a student, having time to myself to step back and take a break, it really helps.” 

"Hi, my name is [Penny], and I live with [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder]. [Work] is a common place where mental health stigma can happen. I don’t let it hold me back, though, and this month I [exceeded our sales goals last month]. Creating more awareness of mental health conditions at [work] is important in reducing stigma. [HR] can make big differences by [sharing more information about mental health]. It’s important to know that our mental health is a priority at work, too.”

 

 

Story Submission Form

If you didn’t click on the “video” or “image” buttons above and follow the submission instructions, please do so before you submit.

 

More about the campaign

LikeOneAnother is a mental health campaign launched in 2018. LikeOneAnother's goal is to reduce the stigma of mental health conditions by showing that we're all like one another, whether we have a mental health condition or not.

 

Who is behind the campaign?

LikeOneAnother is part of a nationwide effort to reduce stigma of mental health conditions. This effort includes two other campaigns:

Mental Health Champions - A campaign that gives the individuals a way to learn more and do more to fight stigma. Enroll as a “Mental Health Champion” and each week you’ll receive beautiful and positive art along with a fact designed to fight stigma, to share on social media.

Therapy Pets - A campaign by the nation's pets to spread simple messages of love and understanding about mental health. If you have a pet you can submit them to be featured here!

Each one of these campaigns is a project of The Public Good Projects with support from Kaiser Permanente.

 

What are some other mental health resources?

  • The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) provides resources for people who are looking for additional ways to get involved.

  • Mental Health First Aid offers trainings across the U.S. for people who want to become Mental Health First Aiders.

  • Mental Health America is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.