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Shauna O’Connor
Let’s talk about: Ridicule, judgement and rejection This week we are looking at the shame triggers that are ridicule, judgement and rejection. Shame triggers are moments that cause you to feel shame. They can be caused by another person or circumstance, or by perceived shame, which is when you believe that you have been shamed...
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Shame  by Daniela Ferro   When I was 18, I went through an episode of Psychosis. I was in a mental health ward for two weeks and after a relapse recovered at my family’s house for a few more weeks. After that, I was in the great care of my Psychiatrist who explained to me...
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How did shame and illness become linked? By Sonia Moloney
  How did shame and illness become linked?  By Sonia Moloney    When I read the definition of shame, a word stood out to me within it: wrongdoing.  As I read that, I wondered how shame and illness became linked. Nobody would link a physical illness and shame. But yet mental health conditions and shame...
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See Change, Ireland’s national mental health stigma reduction partnership, has received a commendation by the former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu, for its tireless and sustained dedication to fairness and justice in campaigning to reduce mental health stigma. See Change is a project of Shine, the national organisation providing information and support for people...
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  My Experience with Bipolar 2 Disorder by See Change Ambassador, Cathy Shah   Having suffered with symptoms of bipolar 2 disorder for over fifteen years, my hope in making this piece for See Change is to give people some understanding of how it feels in the different phases of this complex mental health illness....
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  Mental Health in the Workplace by See Change Ambassador, Bernadette Crawford   With 3 in 10 of us experiencing mental health issues, today more so than ever before, being able to openly discuss mental health is really essential. Look around your office – 3 in 10, that’s quite a lot of people. In a department of 40 people that’s...
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Global experiences, one goal: dismantling stigma  By See Change Ambassador Blessing Dada  Mental illness is a global public health crisis. Although rates of untreated cases stand as a primary problem, stigma is a significant obstacle. Yet, global differences in levels and roots of stigma remain poorly understood. Every country and culture can be affected by mental illness....
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  The Connection Between Mental Health and Physical Health by See Change Ambassador, Aisling   For me my mental health experience has always been strongly related to my physical health. It took me a long time to establish this link as I was so in my head that I became disconnected from my body, its...
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See Change Workplace Programme Do you want to create culture change in your workplace? Do you have an interest in workplace wellbeing? Our workplace programme helps you to do that through our stigma reduction workshops as part of the See Change 6 Step Pledge. What’s included in our programme? Workshops for senior leadership, HR and...
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  Why Self-Advocacy Matters by See Change Ambassador, Sinead Keating   I was diagnosed with bipolar more than 12 years ago at the age of 21, 10 years after my first episode. Since my diagnosis self advocacy has been a central part of my mental health care. Shame, stigmatising preconceived ideas, and judgement about mental illness is, in my...
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