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Depression
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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Written by See Change Ambassador Gormla Hughes: I don’t know if you have ever seen the film ‘Shawshank Redemption’.  Specifically the escape scene.  Andy Dufresne, one of its inmates makes his way out of the prison via the prison’s sewage system.  A very full sewage system.   My question for you then, is this,‘would you do it?’...
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See Change Ambassador Ellen Downey writes: I have recently met a new person at our support group meetings.  The minute he walked into the room we saw it. It. The black cloud. The look of complete and utter depression. We knew it had taken everything in this person to make this huge step.  They were...
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Lucie Kavanagh writes: My depression isn’t a black dog. An animal wouldn’t, couldn’t scare me as much as this does so I have to give it another image. What would it be? Nothing seems worthy of it except perhaps a cloak. A cloak that swished slowly down over two years ago, so slowly that I...
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Mairead Carey writes: “Back in 2010 I started a new journey, one that changed my entire life. I could never have guessed how it would turn out. Back in 2010 I reached out for help for the first time, I was 24years young and I was so very lost. I was so confused about everything,...
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Ciara McCullough reflects on her first year as a See Change Ambassador.  Read the original blog entry here: https://gingernutbiscuit.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/the-power-of-a-single-voice-see-change/  Over a year ago , I became a See Change Ambassador and I can safely say, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. “A small stone, when thrown into the river, will make...
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Mentally strained: realities of the unemployed Posted by Úna Kavanagh on her blog http://unakavanagh.com/ on 17th Jan 2015 “Today I started my routine of waking up and wondering if I was useful. Naively I thought that unemployment wouldn’t affect me as much as it would but instead I’ve been overwhelmed constantly by sense of panic that escapes...
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“You do have a choice Choice” Written by Mairéad Carey “I am writing with a heavy heart as I am sure many people are after hearing of the death of Robin Williams. I have seen so many articles in the last few days around depression and suicide as everyone who writes tries to make sense of...
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This series of blog posts are part of See Change’s Make a Ripple campaign, an online initiative to help end the stigma of mental health problems by sharing experiences and building shared understanding of the mental health problems that can affect any of us.   Visit the Make a Ripple story sharing portal and speak out against...
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