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

Please answer each of the following prompts in your video. Look directly into the camera and say…

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

  2. What are three words or phrases you’d use to describe yourself? (Examples: dancer, artist, teacher, mother, loyal, thoughtful, good listener, determined, funny, shy,... etc.)

  3. Then state the following or similar: “These words define who I am much more than the fact that I also live with [fill in mental health condition].”

Example video statement:

Hi my name is Jac, and I have anxiety. Three words I’d use to describe myself are hard-worker, loyal, and cat mom. These words define who I am much more than the fact that I happen to live with anxiety.”

Image Submission Option

Snap a selfie! Or have a friend take a portrait shot of you.

Then upload your photo and type your answers in the submission section below to the following three questions:

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

  2. What are three words or phrases you’d use to describe yourself? [For example: dancer, artist,  teacher, mother, loyal, thoughtful, good listener, determined, funny, shy,... etc.]

  3. Then state the following or similar: “These words define who I am much more than the fact that I also live with [fill in mental health condition].”

Example answer:

Hi my name is Jac, and I have anxiety. Three words I’d use to describe myself are hard-worker, loyal, and cat mom. These words define who I am much more than the fact that I happen to live with anxiety.

 

 

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 of these campaigns is managed by The Public Good Projects, with sponsorship from Kaiser Permanente.

 

What are some other mental health resources?

  • Find Your Words raises awareness about depression and other conditions through education, resources, and real stories.

  • 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.