Being a Father by Johnny Hunt See Change Ambassador, Johnny Hunt, shares his experiences of fatherhood as a person who also experiences a mental health difficulty. If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to reach out for support, please contact any of the following Shine: firstname.lastname@example.org Samaritans: 116123...Read More
Men’s Health Week by Adrian Yeates As a man in his fifties, I sometimes find myself rather confused about who I really am. It’s not my age per se that is at issue, but rather the shifting sands of what it is to be a man in modern society. During my upbringing in...Read More
72% of people say they would not want to live with someone with a severe and enduring mental illness Almost three quarters (72%) of people say they would not want to live with someone with a severe and enduring mental illness, despite the majority (75%) saying they don’t know what a severe and enduring mental...Read More
There has been a large spike in the stigmatising language being used by the Irish media in the last month. That’s according to Headline, our sister project at Shine, and Ireland’s national programme for responsible reporting and representation of mental health. Headline found that 44% of stigmatising language use since 24th February is related to...Read More
Shame, the constant companion by Lucie Kavanagh One day last week, I was struggling with anxiety to the extent that I didn’t pick up the phone and organise my monthly prescription. I hadn’t run out yet and I told myself it could wait. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to it, my GP was...Read More
Food By Lucie Kavanagh “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs...Read More
Over half (53%) of young people would contemplate hiding a mental health difficulty from family or friends, according to new research from See Change, Ireland’s organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma. The research, which was conducted by Kantar, reveals that 1 in 5 15-24-year olds say they would even delay treatment for a mental health problem...Read More
It’ a Shame By Adrian Yeates Oh my God, how did it get to this? How did things get so bad, what did I miss? I can’t believe how quickly I’ve gone to pot, Why didn’t I do more to stop the rot? I’m a total failure, an imposter, a charlatan! To...Read More
The Silence of Shame By Lucie Kavanagh I define shame as the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging—something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection. – Brene Brown When I was asked to write this...Read More
A Day in the Life of My Self Care Plan by See Change Ambassador, Aisling For me, my self care plan is integral to keeping well. Over the holidays it’s easy to get out of the routine that keeps me well and although I’m learning to lean into the spontaneity and flexibility as...Read More
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