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 Options

Option A. What Makes A Great Listener

Please answer each of the following prompts in your video:

  1. Look directly into the camera and say your first name only, and then tell us what mental health condition you have.

    [For example: Hi, my name is Erika and I have anxiety.]

  2. Tell us how talking about your mental health helps you.

    [For example: If I don’t talk with anyone about my anxiety, I can start to think I’m the only one who thinks like me or that no one can understand what I’m going through.  When I talk with someone I see that they care and I don’t feel alone anymore.]

  3. Tell us your definition of a “great listener.”

Option B.  Best Listener You Know

Please answer each of the following prompts in your video:

  1. Look directly into the camera and say your first name only, and then tell us what mental health condition you have.

    [For example: Hi, my name is Erika and I've had issues with anxiety for a few years now.]

  2. Tell us the person who is the best listener you know.  If you use their name, only use their first name.
    [For example: The best listener in my life is my grandma.]

  3. Tell us why this person is such a good listener.
    [For example: My grandma always picks up the phone when I call, no matter what she’s doing, and she never judges anyone no matter what they say.]

  4. Wave and say hi to your best listener!

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 four questions:

  1. Tell us your first name only and what mental health condition you have. [My name is Erika and I have anxiety.]

  2. Tell us how talking about mental health helps you. [For example: If I don’t talk with anyone about my anxiety, I can start to think I’m the only one who thinks like me or that no one can understand what I’m going through.  When I talk with someone I see that they care and I don’t feel alone anymore.]

  3. Tell us your definition of a great listener.

  4. Tell us the person who is the best listener you know and what makes this person such a good listener. If you use their name, only use their first name. [For example: The best listener in my life is my grandma.]

 

 

Story Submission Form

If you didn’t click on and follow the submission instructions above, please do so before you submit.

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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.