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Almost 65% of people have been hearing conversations about mental health among family and friends since the Green Ribbon 2016 (up from 62% in 2015), however Christmas can be a tough time for people experiencing mental health difficulties. Many mental health services are closed for the festive season, and spending extra time at home can...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Úna-Minh Kavanagh: When I started college, talking about your mental health wasn’t on the cards. With phrases like “mad in the head”, “psycho” and “looney” being thrown around casually, there was a sense that this wasn’t something to talk about or you’d be branded “one of them” too. I live with...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Hazel Larkin, for World Mental Health Day 2016: ‘As one warrior to another, I salute you,’ he said. More than anything else Dermot* had uttered during the call – which had lasted one hour and eight minutes – that statement arrested me.  I knew enough about Dermot to know that...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Adam Coleman: What comes to mind when you think of Mental Health? Do any of us really understand it to the full extent? Why is it such a sensitive topic? These are all questions today’s generations should be asking themselves. There is no denying the importance of mental health today....
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  She put it away with her innermost treasures, folded, linen-like in the dark chest of empty scent bottles and mothballs. She stepped outside. If the warmth wasn’t there, she would pretend it. The anger was red, a furious glow, but all her life, she swallowed it in place of all else, the dainty canapés...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Lucie Kavanagh A few weeks ago I had a conversation at a party that I forgot until very recently. It was a party that was incredibly hard for me to go to, but really important that I was there. Because of the overall effort at surviving it it’s only now...
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 Written by See Change Ambassador Jack McCann I have had quite bad times with my mental health over the past 18 months to 2 years, I will hold my hand up and say that from the get go.  I have to be honest with myself when writing about my experiences before being honest with you...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Derek Devoy: It’s not easy writing or talking about your problems to anyone. People will take from a story what they want. Having depression is awful, it takes over your life and feelings.You DON’T understand it or know how it feels unless you have had it and I hope for those...
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Mental Health and me – written by See Change Ambassador Lorraine Cooke If you were to look at me in public now you would more than likely see a positive, bubbly happy person.  For the most part this is true. What would you say then if I said that one of the roles that I...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Neil Kelders It was decision time. Accept my depression and address it or…….the inevitable!! Reality has hit, YOU CAN’T ESCAPE IT; you can lose yourself but you will be found, you can move but you cannot hide, you can accept it and begin to move on. I’m not after sympathy or a pat...
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