Understanding Exclusion by See Change Ambassador, Blessing Dada What is exclusion and what does it mean to me? People (in general) with mental illness(s) have a high risk of living socially excluded from the mainstream society. In most developed countries, substantial disparities exist in access to mental health services for black and minority ethnic...Read More
Being an LGBTQIA+ Ally by See Change Ambassador, Jen Ronan When I sat down to first write this article, I had a severe case of melty-brain, because at first glance it seems like an ally and an ambassador are too similar to differentiate. But once I shut off the usual anxious sirens in my brain that kick off...Read More
One Dangerous Word Discrimination can be described as the act of making unjustified and often harmful distinctions between human beings based on the groups, class or categories to which they belong. It doesn’t have to be overt or done on a large scale. It can be as simple as saying one dangerous word. The...Read More
Exclusion “…I’d made myself believe that I was fine and happy and fulfilled on my own without the love of anyone else. Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I’d spend all my life without...Read More
Unlearning at 30 by See Change Ambassador, Brodie Thompson When I acknowledged my bisexuality, I found myself slumping into a depression. I’d told a close family member who was completely unphased by it in a positive and supportive way that I ended up feeling a bit lost. I think I was expecting a reaction...Read More
Living with Schizophrenia by See Change Ambassador, Daniela Ferro “Schizophrenia involves a psychosis, a type of mental illness in which a person can’t tell what’s real from what’s imagined. At times, people with psychotic disorders lose touch with reality. The world may seem like a jumble of confusing thoughts, images, and sounds. Their behaviour...Read More
Living with Bipolar Disorder by See Change Ambassador, Holly Fehily My name is Holly, I am 27 years old and I live with bipolar disorder type one. Bipolar disorder can look different on everyone, behind every diagnosis there’s a different story to tell. I was diagnosed in my early 20’s. I can go from periods...Read More
OCD is a Disorder? by See Change Ambassador, Sandra Dillon OCD is a disorder? I wish I had known that all those years ago when I used my super powers to protect my family, at least that’s what I thought I was doing. After my children were born, I went into a recurring ritual of...Read More
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