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Anxiety
  When I first began to struggle with mental health issues in secondary school, I was so scared that people would find out. So scared that I would be judged for this, as up until then, it had always been portrayed as something to be ashamed of, something that should be a secret. It was...
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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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A few words from See Change ambassador, Lucie K, on World Mental Health Day, 2018 There’s a lot I could choose to write about for this year’s World Mental Health Day (October 10th). I could write about stigma. I could write about lack of services. I could write about the gap between private and public...
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See Change Ambassadors Sandra Dillon, Rick Rossiter, Abigail McDonnell, Miriam Dowling and Jen Ronan at the launch of Green Ribbon 2018 in the Mansion House, Dublin This May is Green Ribbon month, a time when we here at See Change encourage everyone to start conversations about mental health in order to reduce stigma. A large...
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This May we will kick off our 6th Annual Green Ribbon campaign to end mental health stigma. A large part of our work would be impossible without the insight and expertise of our 60 ambassadors who share their stories of lived experience throughout the year to try create conversation around mental health. One such ambassador...
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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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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 Lucie Kavanagh: On the 7th of February I started a little project for myself where I wrote a tweet each day, ‪#‎aMonthofSomedays‬ based on what I was feeling in one random moment or what was going on around me.  Living with BPD involves living with moods and emotions that are constantly fluctuating depending...
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My name is Ellen and I am a See Change Ambassador. Throughout the years I have suffered a mental health problem. It came to a head while at college, as it does for so many. What I can now see, coming out the other side of such dark moments, is how important it is for...
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