Men’s Health Week by Adrian Yeates As a man in his fifties, I sometimes find myself rather confused about who I really am. It’s not my age per se that is at issue, but rather the shifting sands of what it is to be a man in modern society. During my upbringing in...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Panic Attacks at Christmas by See Change Ambassador, Becky Meenaghan A few Christmases ago I found myself physically, mentally and emotionally unwell. I had little to no energy and anything that I took part in seemed like an uphill struggle. I didn’t know at the time that what I was experiencing was anxiety, panic attacks...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
Minding your Mental Health During COVID19 By Abigail McDonnell See Change Ambassador Abigail McDonnell shares what she’s been doing to mind her mental health during this challenging time, when she finds herself going from leading a busy life to slowing things down. Watch the video above and show Abigail your support If...Read More
G.F.K By Adrian Yeates Adrian has been an Ambassador since 2018 and shares his experience of managing his depression and anxiety while working a high pressure job. Adrian speaks of mental health and the stigma associated, and has been an important part of helping us open conversations in various workplaces. Listen to Adrian...Read More
Mental Illness & Corona Virus By Jess McCaul Managing my mental health over the last few weeks has been nothing short of tricky. The coronavirus pandemic has come along and uprooted my life in a way that I only ever saw in my worst nightmares. Everything I was told could never possibly happen, has,...Read More
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...Read More
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