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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...
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Surviving Christmas when you’re feeling unwell  by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh “The world’s asleep,’ Moomintroll thought. ‘It’s only I who am awake and sleepless. It’s only I who have to wander and wander, day after day and week upon week, until I too become a snowdrift that no one will even know about.”  ― Tove Jansson, Moominland Midwinter  On the year that...
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How to navigate having an Eating Disorder at Christmas by See Change Ambassador, Sheila Naughton     If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to reach out for support, please contact any of the following Shine: phil@shine.ie   Samaritans: 116123   Pieta House: 1800 247 247   YourMentalHealth.ie: 1800 742 444
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Reminder to Rest by See Change Ambassador, Daniela Ferro Breathe in, 1, 2, 3, 4 Hold, 1, 2, 3, 4 Breath out, 1, 2, 3, 4 Hold, 1, 2, 3, 4 Sometimes resting can mean just to do this quick exercise for a few cycles of breathing. When the kids scream too loud or the...
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  Losing a loved one at Christmas time  by See Change Ambassador, Nicola Wall My mother died on the 21st of December 2015. She had cancer for many years and had suffered a great deal. Her funeral was the day before Christmas Eve. When a loved one passes away, you always remember how things were...
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  My Darling Son by See Change Ambassador, Daniela Ferro   My darling son,     I have been spending the last few days thinking about what I want to tell you about 2020. The year that started a little over two weeks after you rushed into this world.   A world that was so different from...
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    Let’s rewind to Christmas. The most magical time of the year. The most magical time of the year, that is unless you struggle with an Eating Disorder. Christmas is demanding for everyone, but if like me you have anorexia (or any eating disorder), it becomes incredibly difficult to navigate.   To the normal...
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See Change Ambassador, Abigail McDonnell, reminds us to be kind to ourselves this winter.                                               “This winter has hit me harder than any previous year.   Previous to this college year I had...
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This piece by See Change Ambassador Nicola Hynds featured on a Lust for Life website: I always loved Christmas as a child but like most people the novelty wore off as I grew into adulthood. Battling with Schizophrenia for years, especially in my early twenties I struggled to put on a smile and join in...
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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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