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 2200 people who have signed our pledge…

Name City State School
Anna Koval Pittsburgh Steel Valley Middle School
Madison Mcclain Pittsburgh PA Steel valley middle school
Madison Mcclain PA Steel valley middle school
Kylie Salopek Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley MS
Madison Mcclain
Ryder Varhola Munhall PA Steel Valley
Alana Graham
Lornna Kostelnik Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley middle school
Emaya Coleman Homestead PA Steel Valley MS
Dacia Hruska Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley Middle School
Dontay Murphy Pittsburgh PA Steel valley middle school
Kesley Salopek Munhall PA Steel Valley
Kayla Bish Munhall PA Steel valley
Kaiden Jefferson Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley middle school
Ethan Coddington Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley ms
Ty Yuhas Munhall PA Steel Valley Middle School
Madison Gillespie Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley Middle School
Isabella Ruston West Homestead PA Steel Valley Middel School
Ty Yuhas
Brooke Farrah Pittsburgh PA Steelvalley
John Heddleston Pittsburgh PA Steel Valley MS
Ty
Lexie Zuger Munhall PA Steel valley ms
devon yanosko pittburgh PA the academy
Jenny Rohach West Mifflin PA West Mifflin Area High SCHOOL
Caitlin McDonough Pittsburgh PA West Mifflin Area High School
Shane Kuszaj West Mifflin PA West Mifflin Area High School
Trinity Wolfe West Mifflin PA West Mifflin Area High School
Gabby Kilbert West Mifflin PA West Mifflin Area High School
Mackenzie Weyandt-Bohm West Mifflin PA West Mifflin Area High School
Wade McCoy Duquesne West Mifflin
Riley Carr West Mifflin PA West Mifflin Area High School
Kassandra Hutchison West mifflin PA West mifflin high-school
Elena Piel Whitkaer PA West Mifflin High School
Danaesia Terrell Duquesne PA West Miff Area High School
Lorin Ballog West Mifflin PA West Mifflin Area High School
Jacqueline Emery West Mifflin PA West Mifflin Area High SCHOOL
Angel Wilson West mifflin PA West mifflin high-school
Jayla Brown West Mifflin PA West Mifflin area high school
Hannah Stacy West mifflin RI West mifflin high school
Dasauni Bowman Duquesne PA West Mifflin Area High SCHOOL
Ashayla Waite Duquesne West Mifflin area high school
Maddie Miller West mifflin PA West mifflin high-school
Ashayla Waite Duquq
Hannah Sliva West mifflin PA West mifflin high school
Mckenzie Taylor West Mifflin PA West Mifflin Area High SCHOOL
Katy Allas West mifflin PA West mifflin high-school
Amber King West Mifflin PA West Mifflin area high school

 
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