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 2574 people who have signed our pledge…

Name City State School
Elias Tew Pittsburgh PA Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts 6-12 Magnet
Dre\’Von Baldwin
Angie Lusk Pittsburgh PA Carnegie Mellon University
shawn dugan West Allegheny High School
mia Puraty-smith West Allegheny High School
lizzy grubbs West Allegheny High School
savanah legnine West Allegheny High School
josh mangold West Allegheny High School
zach defabbo West Allegheny High School
Jackson Faulk West Allegheny High School
Declan Freed West Allegheny High School
brady holeva West Allegheny High School
luke lambert West Allegheny High School
makayla mascellino West Allegheny High School
sylvia donahue West Allegheny High School
jr bates West Allegheny High School
audra cook West Allegheny High School
morgan shansky West Allegheny High School
Hannah Schook West Allegheny High School
Rebecca Miller West Allegheny High School
grant baurle
ana schang West Allegheny High School
Laura Croco West Allegheny High School
wade gunderson West Allegheny High School
paige warhola oakdale PA West Allegheny High School
abbey layden West Allegheny High School
gabby burke West Allegheny High School
Loren Perry West Allegheny High School
Roman Votour West Allegheny High School
Bella Maltony West Allegheny HS
Andy Barry West Allegheny HS
Khasan Abdurakhimov West Allegheny HS
Keegan Hitchings West Allegheny HS
Kenzie Hammers West Allegheny HS
Emily Mikoloski West Allegheny HS
Paige Warhola West Allegheny HS
Jesslynn Dunlap West Allegheny HS
Diana Hannah West Allegheny HS
Kenzie Walters West Allegheny HS
Mikayla Tomcik West Allegheny HS
Alyssa Conn West Allegheny HS
Olivia Thompson West Allegheny HS
Sophia Weber West Allegheny HS
Kaylah Fraizer West Allegheny HS
Samantha Kyle West Allegheny HS
Zach Stahdahar West Allegheny HS
Dylan Grass West Allegheny HS
Ashton Corsello West Allegheny HS
Alex Tucker West Allegheny HS

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