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Depression
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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Dark Thoughts in Daylight   “It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is...
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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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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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By Ambassador Rick Rossiter Today is World Mental Health Day, but what does that really mean? Is this the only day that we recognise our mental health? Or is it to bring about awareness to something that we should already be self-aware of? I know that these types of worldly or national days are to...
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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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Written by See Change Ambassador Derek Devoy: It’s not easy writing or talking about your problems to anyone. People will take from a story what they want. Having depression is awful, it takes over your life and feelings.You DON’T understand it or know how it feels unless you have had it and I hope for those...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Neil Kelders It was decision time. Accept my depression and address it or…….the inevitable!! Reality has hit, YOU CAN’T ESCAPE IT; you can lose yourself but you will be found, you can move but you cannot hide, you can accept it and begin to move on. I’m not after sympathy or a pat...
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See Change ambassador Siobhán Brady speaks about her experience with self-harm: As I am sitting here typing this article I find myself staring down at my arms looking for some inspiration to appear. As I’m staring down at my arms I am forced to look at the countless scars, straight lines delicately positioned from my...
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