A time I experienced stigma for having an eating disorder by Bronagh Loughlin, See Change Ambassador Ahead of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023, See Change Ambassador Bronagh Loughlin shares a time when she experience mental health stigma and judgement for living with an eating disorder and how this experience had a negative impact on...Read More
Eur 11.09 + stigma = discrimination by Daniela Ferro, See Change Ambassador Eur 11.09 per month. There it was. For the next 25 years my husband and I had to pay Eur 11.09 per month extra because I answered with “Yes” when I was asked if I have “Depression/Anxiety”. Eur 11.09 per month were...Read More
Judgement in Irish Culture by Aisling Heavey, See Change Ambassador Judgement shows up most days, in most interactions with others. Even those of us who claim that we do not judge, will fall prey to judging others. Often, this can be harmless. However, judgement and prejudice related to mental illness can be...Read More
Reserving Judgement by Lucie Kavanagh, See Change Ambassador “When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself” ― Earl Nightingale Very ironically the day I received my official diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder was also the day of one of the highest points in my career as a social care...Read More
My experience of judgement with a mental illness by Aisling, See Change Ambassador I feel judgement often comes in the small things; often in the things that are not said or done. In secret keeping and layers of shame. I have a lot of judgement towards myself about my experiences. From the...Read More
Judgement by Marie, See Change Ambassador I remember the first time I opened up to someone about having mental health difficulties. I hadn’t been feeling right for a long time but couldn’t put my finger on it. I fluctuated between sleeping a lot or not sleeping at all. I wasn’t eating properly, and I...Read More
Self Care: Meditation by Kim Horkan, See Change Ambassador “Once a man approached Buddha and asked him what he gained from meditation. His reply was this: Nothing, however let me tell you what I lost – anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.” In 2017 at the age of 21,...Read More
Self-care tips by Gerry Murray, See Change Ambassador One of the hardest tasks I had to do was look after myself. I was great a minding other people while at the same time neglecting myself. Life has a method of showing me what happens when I put others first – I burn myself...Read More
Self Care by Bernadette Crawford, See Change Ambassador My Name is Bernadette and I live with Bipolar Disorder which is a mental illness that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. The biggest challenge is believing the moods both highs and lows ‘will pass’. Steven Fry said it’s like the weather...Read More
Farming and mental health by Patrick Hipwell, See Change Ambassador Throughout November, have been focusing on men’s voices as they speak openly about their mental health. We often have a certain view and expectation of what it means to be a man. Our aim is to show the many different types of men there are...Read More
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