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, walk the talk everywhere you go (how to be an ally in your environment), focuses on how friends, co-workers, or loved ones can be mental health allies at school, work, or anywhere! “Walk the talk” means doing things, like: learning about mental health, making a point to talk about mental health in everyday environments, and sharing positive messages about mental health with friends and loved ones. Help us educate others that having a mental health ally is beneficial for everyone - and their actions can help fight mental health stigma!

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.     Tell us the person or people (first names only) who are mental health allies to you

3.     What is something they do, and in what setting, to show their support of mental health?

4.   How does that help you?

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]. [Fill in name] is a person I consider to be a mental health ally. [His/Her/Their] actions, including [fill in ways a person shows you through their actions they care about fighting mental health stigma, and where/what setting they do it in]. Mental health condition or not, everyone could use an ally.”

Example Video Statement: 

“Hi, my name is [Alex], and I live with [depression]. While my depression is something I deal with personally, it means a lot to me when my [peers at school] show that they’re there for me. When I was first diagnosed, my [friends] made a conscious effort to [educate themselves and fellow classmates] about [depression] and showed support. Their understanding of what [depression] is means a lot to me. We all need allies, especially those living with a mental health condition.”

Image Submission Option

This month’s theme, walk the talk everywhere you go (how to be an ally in your environment), focuses on how friends, co-workers, or loved ones can be mental health allies at school, work, or anywhere! “Walk the talk” means doing things, like: learning about mental health, making a point to talk about mental health in everyday environments, and sharing positive messages about mental health with friends and loved ones. Help us educate others that having a mental health ally is beneficial for everyone - and their actions can help fight mental health stigma!

Submit an image of yourself, or of you and someone you consider to be a mental health ally. 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.     Tell us the person or people (first names only) who are mental health allies to you?

3.     What is something they do, and in what setting, to show their support of mental health?

4.     How does that help you?

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]. [Fill in name] is a person I consider to be a mental health ally. [His/Her/Their] actions, including [fill in ways a person shows you through their actions they care about fighting mental health stigma, and where/what setting they do it in]. Mental health condition or not, everyone could use an ally.”

Example Answers:

“Hi, my name is [Alex], and I live with [depression]. While my depression is something I deal with personally, it means a lot to me when my [peers at school] show that they’re there for me. When I was first diagnosed, my [friends] made a conscious effort to [educate themselves and fellow classmates] about [depression] and showed support. Their understanding of what [depression] is means a lot to me. We all need allies, especially those living with a mental health condition.”

 

 

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.