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  Living with Bipolar Disorder by See Change Ambassador, Holly Fehily   My name is Holly, I am 27 years old and I live with bipolar disorder type one. Bipolar disorder can look different on everyone, behind every diagnosis there’s a different story to tell. I was diagnosed in my early 20’s. I can go from periods...
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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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  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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  Self-Care During a Global Pandemic By Sinéad Keating “When I initially thought about writing something for Green Ribbon 2020 I had presumed it would be centred around being pregnant with twins while having bipolar disorder. That experience alone has been overwhelming in a way I never could have imagined. But having that same experience in the...
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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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Review by See Change Ambassador Gormla Hughes: “God damn it you’re so mean.  I’m not your servant” (Faith Stuart, daughter) Infinitely Polar Bear was independently made.  Written and directed by Maya Forbes.  A film based on her own father who lived with a Bipolar diagnosis until his death in 1998 and who was the primary care...
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Dignity, the mountain at my gates Written by See Change ambassador Sarah Bredin I’m sitting on my brother’s couch. He and his wife have left me with my nine-month old nephew for the first time. He’s asleep and they’ve gone to see a film about a disastrous outcome of the attempted commodification of an epic challenge....
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This Lessening of Me Written by See Change ambassador Rick Rossiter Dignity… this word sounded almost foreign to my ears not so long ago, like something spoken about in fantasy movies or a period piece beaming with heroics and self-sacrifices that were no more relevant to me than living on Mars or Scaling Mount Everest...
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Elizabeth Ryan writes: I recently became a see change ambassador. See Change is an organization which aims to reduce the stigma of mental health issues and works to bring about positive change in public attitude and behavior towards people with mental health problems. Do you know what the stigma is? Have you thought about how...
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Ellen Downey writes: I feel I should apologise to everyone who read my last pieces. Apologise for making it sound easy about taking control of this problem. I know it’s not. What’s easy is talking and writing about it when you are on the other side. The good side. Getting there is what’s so hard....
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