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Being a Father by Johnny Hunt   See Change Ambassador, Johnny Hunt, shares his experiences of fatherhood as a person who also experiences a mental health difficulty.   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...
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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...
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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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Global experiences, one goal: dismantling stigma  By See Change Ambassador Blessing Dada  Mental illness is a global public health crisis. Although rates of untreated cases stand as a primary problem, stigma is a significant obstacle. Yet, global differences in levels and roots of stigma remain poorly understood. Every country and culture can be affected by mental illness....
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  As a Woman and the Primary Care Giver by See Change Ambassador, Sandra Dillon   Movement is incredibly effective at reducing symptoms of depression and its benefits to lifting moods but try telling myself that when I was experiencing mental health issues and anxiety.  Now I can acknowledge, I find just stretching my arms...
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  Lost and Found by See Change Ambassador, Cathy Shah     Just over two years ago I lost all access in the family courts to my daughter, due to struggling from long term debilitating mental health issues. As a single mother and woman in this society, this has been one of the most difficult...
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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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