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 of yourself addressing one of the two video options below. Or, if you’re more comfortable not talking on camera, you can choose the image submission option instead.

 

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


 

Submission Instructions

Would you prefer to submit an image or video?

Select one of the following buttons for instructions:

Video Submission Option

This month’s theme focuses on how stress affects all of us, and finding helpful ways to manage it is beneficial for everyone - mental health condition or not. Please answer each of the following prompts in your video. Look directly into the camera and say...

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

  2. Complete the following statement (or similar):

“Just because I live with [fill in with mental health condition], doesn’t mean that I don’t deal with and manage stresses of everyday life like everyone else. When I’m feeling stressed, I make sure to find ways to help manage it. My favorite de-stressing activity is [fill in how you like to relax/de-stress such as yoga, art, reading a good book, etc.]. We all experience stress and we can all benefit from ways to manage it, mental health condition or not. ”

Example video statement:

"My name is Andy, and I have depression. Just because I live with depression, doesn’t mean that I don’t deal with and manage stresses of everyday life like everyone else. When something in my life is stressful, I make sure to find ways to help manage the stress I’m feeling. My favorite de-stressing activity is playing in some pickup basketball games on saturday mornings. It helps get my mind off of things and I always feel better after a game or two. We all experience stress and we can all benefit from ways to manage it, mental health condition or not."

Image Submission Option

This month’s theme focuses on how stress affects all of us, and finding helpful ways to manage it is beneficial for everyone - mental health condition or not. Submit an image of yourself doing that activity that helps you cope with stress.

Then include answers to following questions together in the text box below:

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

  2. Complete the following statement (or similar):

    “Just because I live with [fill in with mental health condition], it doesn’t mean that I don’t deal with and manage stresses of everyday life like everyone else. When I’m feeling stressed, I make sure to find ways to help manage it. My favorite de-stressing activity is [fill in how you like to relax/de-stress such as yoga, art, reading a good book, etc.]. We all experience stress and we can all benefit from ways to manage it, mental health condition or not.”

Example answers:

My name is Andy, and I have depression. Just because I live with depression, doesn’t mean that I don’t deal with and manage stresses of everyday life like everyone else. When something in my life is stressful, I make sure to find ways to help manage the stress I’m feeling. My favorite de-stressing activity is playing in some pickup basketball games on saturday mornings. It helps get my mind off of things and I always feel better after a game or two. We all experience stress and we can all benefit from ways to manage it, mental health condition or not.”  

My name is Diana, and I have bipolar disorder.Just because I live with bipolar disorder, doesn’t mean that I don’t deal with and manage stresses of everyday life like everyone else. When something in my life is stressful, I make sure to find ways to help manage the stress I’m feeling. My favorite de-stressing activity is baking a batch of cookies. I like to get creative and try new recipes and flavors, it’s fun and relaxing for me. We all experience stress and we can all benefit from ways to manage it, mental health condition or not.”

 

 

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.