Do You Care To Take An Oath?

I declare to myself and others that…

  • I will try my best in small ways to reduce stigma about mental illness in the society.
  • I will not make fun of persons with mental health problems and treat them with respect and dignity.
  • I will try to treat mental health matters with due concern as much as physical health.
  • I will try to gain basic knowledge about common mental health problems and try to increase the awareness of others with whom I interact on a regular basis.
  • I will try my best to care about my own mental health and well-being and would not hesitate to seek support from others, when needed.
  • I will try my best to care for and support others in maintaining their mental health and well-being.

I commit to abide by this oath in its true spirit…
And also encourage others to do so.


By the Positive Psychology Unit, Dept of Clinical Psychology,
NIMHANS, Bangalore


Conduct an oath- taking exercise for a group of peers as part of any mental health awareness program that you organize/ as a stand–alone activity during any function/assembly. Read it aloud, slowly and in parts, and ask the audience to repeat each part after you.

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