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

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Video Submission Option

How do you reduce mental health stigma?


Video option


This month’s theme celebrates May, Mental Health Awareness Month, and furthers the conversation around mental health stigma. Mental health stigma affects all of us, whether we live with a mental health condition or not. Help us educate others on why it’s important to reduce mental health stigma and easy ways for people to help.

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. Why does reducing stigma around mental health conditions matter?

  3. How can you and others work to reduce stigma? (e.g. submitting to Like One Another, being consciousness of our language, sharing relevant social media posts, attending therapy, educating others, etc.,)

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]. Reducing stigma around mental health conditions is important because [fill in why it’s important to you]. I am working to reduce mental health stigma by [fill in how you reduce mental health stigma]. Others around me can [fill in ways others can reduce mental health stigma]. We can all benefit from learning more about mental health conditions and taking steps to reduce stigma.”

Example Video Statement:

"Hi, my name is [Jessica], and I live with [depression and anxiety]. It’s really important to reduce stigma around mental health conditions because [everyone deserves the same respect and acceptance as others regardless of their mental health condition]. Just by sharing my story to [Like One Another and talking about my mental health conditions with my friends] I am working to reduce stigma. My friends are helping to reduce stigma by [being conscious of the language they use to refer to people with mental health conditions]. We can all benefit from learning more about mental health conditions and taking steps to reduce stigma.”

‘Hi, my name is [Mike], and I live with [Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)]. Reducing stigma around mental health conditions is important because [mental health conditions do not define who we are]. The best way I know how to fight mental health stigma is by [openly talking to my family and friends about my BPD]. I feel the more my family and friends know about my BPD, the better they understand my journey with BPD. I’ve even noticed my friends [share posts on social media about mental health conditions]. We can all benefit from learning more about mental health conditions and taking steps to reduce stigma.”

Image Submission Option

This month’s theme celebrates May, Mental Health Awareness Month, and furthers the conversation around mental health stigma. Mental health stigma affects all of us, whether we live with a mental health condition or not. Help us educate others on why it’s important to reduce mental health stigma and easy ways for people to help.

Submit an image of just yourself. 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. Why does reducing stigma around mental health conditions matter?

  3. How can you and others work to reduce stigma? (e.g. submitting to Like One Another, being consciousness of our language, sharing relevant social media posts, attending therapy, educating others, etc.,)

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]. Reducing stigma around mental health conditions is important because [fill in why it’s important to you]. I am working to reduce mental health stigma by [fill in how you reduce mental health stigma]. Others around me can [fill in ways others can reduce mental health stigma]. We can all benefit from learning more about mental health conditions and taking steps to reduce stigma.”

Example Image Statement:

"Hi, my name is [Jessica], and I live with [depression and anxiety]. It’s really important to reduce stigma around mental health conditions because [everyone deserves the same respect and acceptance as others regardless of their mental health condition]. Just by sharing my story to [Like One Another and talking about my mental health conditions with my friends] I am working to reduce stigma. My friends are helping to reduce stigma by [being conscious of the language they use to refer to people with mental health conditions]. We can all benefit from learning more about mental health conditions and taking steps to reduce stigma.”

‘Hi, my name is [Mike], and I live with [Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)]. Reducing stigma around mental health conditions is important because [mental health conditions do not define who we are]. The best way I know how to fight mental health stigma is by [openly talking to my family and friends about my BPD]. I feel the more my family and friends know about my BPD, the better they understand my journey with BPD. I’ve even noticed my friends [share posts on social media about mental health conditions]. We can all benefit from learning more about mental health conditions and taking steps to reduce stigma.”

 

 

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.