One out of five youth have a mental illness or substance use disorder. Stigma and discrimination can have a devastating effect on them. They are our friends, family, fellow students, co-workers, and neighbors. The good news is people can and do recover from mental illness and substance use disorders and lead satisfying productive lives. If you are living with a mental illness, know someone who is, or just want to help, take our pledge to help end stigma.

School Pledge: Our School pledges to create a safe and welcoming environment for students and parents who have behavioral health challenges.

Individual Pledge:
• I commit myself to ending stigma towards youth or adults who have a mental illness or substance use disorder by educating myself and others about these disorders.
• I will not ridicule those with a mental illnesses or substance use disorder.
• I will not use stigmatizing language like “psycho”, “mental”, “schizo” to refer to anyone whether that person has an illness or not.
• If someone tells me they are having suicidal thoughts, I will take this seriously and make sure they get the help they need.
• I realize that a mental illness or a substance use disorder is only a PART of who the person is, but it doesn’t completely define him/her. I will not judge people by their diagnosis but by who they are as a whole person.
• I know that caring friends can make all the difference in a person’s recovery, so I pledge to support others who have or develop a disorder such as anxiety or depression.

Please sign our pledge!
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These are the 2521 people who have signed our pledge…

Name City State School
Abbey Kinavey Pittsburg PA Steel Valley High School
Jennifer Nguyen Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley Middle School
Oksana Blystone-Gegick Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley Middle School
Madison Blasko Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley middle school
Marissa Grigsby Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley Middle School
Ariel Mariani Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley Middle School
Amere Flowers Pittsburgh PA Steelvalley
Myrian Perez Paulino Pittsburgh PA Steel valley
Cam’Ron Melvin Homestead PA Steel Valley Middle School
mirabelle paulino Homestead PA steel valley middle school
Julie Spader Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley
Raundae Harris Pittsburgh pa PA Steel alley middle school
Dylan Karstetter Munhall PA Steel Valley
Aniyah Rouse Munhall Steel Valley
Nick Stewart Pittsburgh PA Shaler area high school
William Smith Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin area middle school
Camryn Ignat West Mifflin PA West Mifflin middle school
Brady Maxwell Pittsburg PA West mifflin middle school
Dan Smith Pa Wm
Cameron Chop Pittsburgh HI Wmasd
Carson Novosel Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin Area Middle School
Gage Plunko Pittsburgh West Mifflin
Julia Gavron Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin middle school
Lauren Eckman Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin Middle school
Cassandra Short Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin Area Middle School
Mackenzee Goonetilleke Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin
Rebekah Madjerich Whitaker PA West Mifflin Area middle school
Jenna Fetherolf Pittsburgh PA West mifflin middle school
Julian Adams West Mifflin PA Westmifflin area middle school
Chuck Stewart Pittsburgh PA West mifflin middle school
Julian Adams
Kamron Hamlin-Burt Duquesne PA West Mifflin middle school
Demir Delrosario Pittsburgh PA West mifflin
Tristan McDonough Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin area Middle School
Patrick Bennett Pittsburgh PA
Trevon Colwell Pittsburgh West Mifflin
Dillon Kuhns Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin
Ryan Odioso Pittsburgh PA West mifflin area middle school
Jaimer Hill Duquesne PA West Mifflin
Ramont Fuller Duquesne PA Wm
Kiyon Cochran Duquesne PA Wm
Trae Coleman Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin middle school
DaVontay Brownfield Duquesne PA West Mifflin
Elijah Johnson Duquesne VA Mifflin west
Cayleb Thompson Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin Middle School
Isaiah West Homstead Westmifflin
Deonte Gray West Mifflin Wmams
Tayshaun Brooks Pittsburgh PA West mifflin
ErIc LiNk West Mifflin PA West Mifflin ms
Jake Walker West Mifflin PA West Mifflin

 
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