Living with Post Natal Depression by Linda Garvin, See Change Ambassador Statistics show that 1 in 5 new mothers experience some type of postnatal mood and anxiety disorder. But I believe the numbers are much higher due to the extreme shame felt when motherhood isn’t the “amazing” experience we are told it should be. ...Read More
My experience with Post Natal Depression by Sandra Dillon, See Change Ambassador I suppose the idea of a new born coming into my life was a big factor in my psychological problems because I had imagined a time of joy and excitement. But all I did was cry for hours and had difficulty sleeping due...Read More
The double stigma of being a woman and having mental health issues by Bronagh Loughlin, See Change Ambassador For as long as I can remember, I have beared the brunt of being stigmatised for having mental health issues. Being a woman has only added to this stigma and amplified it. Throughout my life, I’ve...Read More
Men’s Health Week by Adrian Yeates As a man in his fifties, I sometimes find myself rather confused about who I really am. It’s not my age per se that is at issue, but rather the shifting sands of what it is to be a man in modern society. During my upbringing in...Read More
Shame, the constant companion by Lucie Kavanagh One day last week, I was struggling with anxiety to the extent that I didn’t pick up the phone and organise my monthly prescription. I hadn’t run out yet and I told myself it could wait. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to it, my GP was...Read More
Shame by Daniela Ferro When I was 18, I went through an episode of Psychosis. I was in a mental health ward for two weeks and after a relapse recovered at my family’s house for a few more weeks. After that, I was in the great care of my Psychiatrist who explained to me...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Women’s History Month: 5 ways Carrie Fisher obliterated mental health stigma by See Change Ambassador, Claire Kane Carrie Fisher was a bold mental health advocate that all of us can take inspiration from When prompted to write something about a woman in history who advocated for mental health, the first name...Read More
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