Being a Father with a Mental Health Difficulty by Johnny Hunt, See Change Ambassador Writing this has been a real challenge for me. My mental health issues do not define who I am as a person or parent I’m just me take it or leave it. When you have your issues to deal with,...Read More
Living with Schizoaffective Disorder by Gary Anderson, See Change Ambassador Fifteen years ago I was a confidant and social person who had a lot of friends who I regularly kept in touch with. I thrived on entertaining them. I was also especially close with my family and I was in contact with them...Read More
From the age of 11 Obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been a part of me and a part of my life. It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I got diagnosed therefore looking back I did not know that what I was experiencing was Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I didn’t even...Read More
A diagnosis does not always answer the question “Why?”. by Nick Groome, See Change Ambassador A diagnosis does not always answer the question “Why?”. I don’t believe, and this is my own personal belief and experience, I don’t believe that EUPD is a mental illness. What I have come to understand through...Read More
What it’s really like to live with Bipolar Disorder by Holly Fehily, See Change Ambassador August 2019 is a time I will never forget; it was a time I felt like my world was falling apart. I had just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder – a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes me...Read More
The judgement I experience living with Bipolar Disorder by Izabella McKeown, See Change Ambassador There is still stigma attached to having a mental health condition like Bipolar Disorder. People imagine you as someone dangerous and a person they can’t trust. I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when my daughter was just one years old....Read More
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
Eating Disorder Week: My life with eating disorders and body dysmorphia by Claire Kane, See Change Ambassador Although I realised I had body dysmorphia in my 20s, I didn’t really understand the severity of what it was until I reached 30. I didn’t realise how it clouded every interaction I had with the world around...Read More
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