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 2735 people who have signed our pledge…

Name City State School
Jeff Longo Wexford PA North Allegheny Senior HS
Amaris Smith WMAHS
Bree DeShields-Metz WMAHS
Zoe DeShields-Metz WMAHS
Harley Bragg WMAHS
Carin Madden WMAHS
Stevie Murphy WMAHS
Emma Sekely WMAHS
Mandy Guenther WMAHS
Reva Sheehan WMAHS
Janice Stanczak WMAHS
Sandra Dolata WMAHS
Ashley Barnes WMAHS
Jacob Barnes WMAHS
Samantha Tomko WMAHS
Ashley Dolata WMAHS
Desirae Fulmore WMAHS
Makayla Bost WMAHS
Mikki Bost WMAHS
Michele Green WMAHS
Linda Snogan WMAHS
Dana Kuhns WMAHS
Ari Gullen WMAHS
Jennifer Collins WMAHS
Te\’auzja Anger WMAHS
Nia Gambrell WMAHS
Alyssa Dent WMAHS
Francesca O\’Donnell WMAHS
Melissa M WMAHS
Sabrina Davis WMAHS
Olivia Seba WMAHS
Nathan Kail WMAHS
Megan Jordan WMAHS
Corinne Charles WMAHS
Jasmine Rienlite WMAHS
Angel Sanford WMAHS
Dasauni Bowman WMAHS
Angela Ordelt WMAHS
Nasir Resser WMAHS
Andre Spencer WMAHS
Brandon Meier WMAHS
Jackson Smith WMAHS
Elexis Covington WMAHS
Lanesia W WMAHS
Julia Gavron WMAHS
Ashley McCalla WMAHS
Keagan Proident WMAHS
Samantha Curcio WMAHS

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