"I pledge to bring smiles to those around me. I also pledge to love all despite the differences we see on the outside!” - Arjun N.
"I pledge to be more supportive and understanding of those with mental illness.” - Michael P.
"I pledge to promote open discussions of mental illness and educate those interested in learning more about it.” - Anwar M.
If You’re Ready to Take the Each Aggie Matters pledge, Here are a Few Ideas:
Students: You can pledge to stand up for people who are being treated differently because of their mental health conditions. You can be a friend to a person who feels completely alone. You can stand up for yourself and commit to taking care of yourself and being willing to seek help from others when needed.
Staff, Faculty, and Lecturers: You can pledge to support our students. You can listen, offer resources, and be a presence on campus that is accepting of our diverse student body. You can pledge to make reasonable accommodations for students who are truly struggling. You can also pledge to be a resource that assists our students in getting the appropriate help they need on campus.
As a Family Member: You can pledge to listen with care as your loved ones share their challenges with you. Your support can make all the difference.
Everyone: You can pledge to watch your language. Words like “crazy,” and casual uses of “bipolar” or “schizo” are profoundly hurtful to someone struggling with mental health challenges.