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Diary   I spent two years fighting for inpatient treatment. Two years trying to get the specialized care I knew I needed because outpatient treatment just wasn’t working. It was like I was swimming against the current and was barely keeping afloat. Inpatient treatment was the life jacket I needed to save myself from drowning...
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  See Change are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Pender, husband of our colleague Caroline McGuigan, CEO of Suicide or Survive. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Caroline, John’s children, extended family, friends and all the team at Suicide or Survive.
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  What’s the point? A look at Self Stigma Last week Adrian wrote piece for us on prejudice, this week he is sharing some thoughts on self stigma. It is important to recognize that with stigma, self stigma is something that a person can also experience. “There’s a promotion opportunity in my company, but there’s...
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Ambassador Lucie Kavanagh took part in a series of workshops as part of our “Growing Conversations” campaign in sponsorship with Janssen and in partnership with Aware. Growing conversations was a collaborative project, presenting a show garden in Bloom focused on mental illness literacy. We are hoping when enjoying with the garden, people will get an...
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                Adrian joined us late last year as a See Change ambassador. After working in the industry for 30 years, he shares his own experience of the pressures of the workplace and the impact it can have on your mental health. He is also heavily involved in Taekwon...
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                              Tim O’Connor is a See Change ambassador from Limerick. He is a mental health advocate and also works in the mental health sector. After years of working in other job’s, Tim has found his work in mental health the most...
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green ribbon 2019
                On Tuesday 30th April, See Change, Irelands organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma, officially launched the 7th annual Green Ribbon Campaign in the Mansion House, Dublin. The Green Ribbon Campaign aims to end the stigma and change people’s attitudes to mental health problems by prompting hundreds...
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See Change Ambassador Jess, shares her experience of anorexia nervosa to help bring awareness during #EDAW2019   Eating disorder awareness week is a time to open up conversations around eating disorders and inform ourselves. It is important to listen to the voices of those with lived experience so we can understand that eating disorders are...
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        First Fortnight is a mental health arts charity that began as a kitchen conversation 10 years ago and has grown from one event to more than 150 events nationwide. In 2018 over 8,000 people attended First Fortnight festival events nationwide   Actor Emmet Kirwan, screenwriter and playwright Stefanie Preissner, musicians The...
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See Change Ireland’s National Stigma Reduction Programme for mental health, is calling on Irish broadcasters to ban the Ava Max ‘Sweet but Psycho’ song as it is stigmatising for individuals living with mental illness in Ireland. This song misrepresents psychotic illnesses and makes clear links between violence and mental illness. This actively impacts people throughout...
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