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Mental Illness
  The Hardest Conversation by Daniela Ferro   You haven’t been sleeping very well lately, have you?   It’s just that the tiniest of noises wakes me up immediately.   I noticed that you are not wearing any make-up anymore.   I just want to give my skin a break.   You seem to be eating more chocolate than...
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B is for Brodie and Bisexual by Brodie Thompson PRIDE, what a beautiful time of the year. But all year should be just as beautiful, we can celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community all year and it doesn’t have to just be when we don our rainbows. It’s great to see a celebration of...
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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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    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...
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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...
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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...
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 Food By Lucie Kavanagh “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs...
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How did shame and illness become linked? By Sonia Moloney
  How did shame and illness become linked?  By Sonia Moloney    When I read the definition of shame, a word stood out to me within it: wrongdoing.  As I read that, I wondered how shame and illness became linked. Nobody would link a physical illness and shame. But yet mental health conditions and shame...
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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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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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