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ARE Y~U,
REALLY?

It’s crucial for people living with mental health
conditions to know they’re not alone.

SHARE YOUR STORY

REAL
ST~RIES

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Sharing a story about your personal experiences with mental health conditions can be life-changing for you and for others who need support and encouragement.

You have an authentic voice that can connect with others who have had a similar experience. We hope that sharing inspiring stories and positive expressions of empathy will pave the way for countless others to do the same.

Join us to address the devastating stigma surrounding mental health by answering the question:

Sharing a story about your personal experiences with mental health challenges can help in your own recovery as well as provide encouragement and support to others with similar experience.

You have an authentic voice. You can make a difference for yourself and others by sharing your experiences and perspective. We hope that sharing positive stories and expressions of empathy will inspire, and in turn pave the way, for countless others to do the same.

Join us to address the devastating stigma surrounding mental health — by answering the question,

How are you, really?
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Kenneth Cole
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Debby Ryan
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Cheyenne Jackson
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Arielle Kebbel
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Irene Kim
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Isiah Thomas
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Ade Samuel
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Donna Karan
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John Leguizamo
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Elizabeth Chambers
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Stanley Tucci
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Mayim Bialik
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Corinne Foxx
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Gabriella Wright
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Caitlin Kinnunen
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How to
safely share
your story:

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Make sure you're ready to talk about your mental health story. If you don't want to talk about your mental health experience or journey, you don't have to. The choice is completely up to you.
2
You may use this platform to share publicly, or to keep your stories private for yourself. If you decide to share your experience publicly, your story will be available on the website for anyone logged in to see.
3
Define your key message. Think about what you would like the audience to know about your story. We want to hear your authentic voice, but we also want to offer an inspiring message of hope to those hearing your personal experience.
4
Educate your network. People may see your story and reach out for help. Remember, there are many resources to direct them to. If you feel they are in crisis, recommend Crisis Text Line, a free 24/7 confidential crisis intervention service via SMS. Text COALITION to 741741 to speak to a trained crisis counselor.
How to talk about mental health

IN AN
EMERGENCY

If you or a friend need urgent assistance, call 911 immediately, or take your friend directly to the emergency room. If you feel it’s safe, stay with your friend, or find someone to stay with them until help arrives.

Call 911

IN A
CRISIS

You are never alone. Help is always available. For immediate support 24/7, reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free and it’s highly confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to keep you or your friend safe.

Call 1-800-273-8255

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