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Public Stigma
  The stereotype of men in society by Adrian Yeates, See Change Ambassador It must be great to be a man. Imagine, an accident of birth that bestows so many gifts and opportunities that make living so easy and rewarding. To be tall and strong, ambitious and successful, wise and resilient. What a fantastic advantage!...
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72% of people say they would not want to live with someone with a severe and enduring mental illness Almost three quarters (72%) of people say they would not want to live with someone with a severe and enduring mental illness, despite the majority (75%) saying they don’t know what a severe and enduring mental...
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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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There has been a large spike in the stigmatising language being used by the Irish media in the last month. That’s according to Headline, our sister project at Shine, and Ireland’s national programme for responsible reporting and representation of mental health.  Headline found that 44% of stigmatising language use since 24th February is related to...
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Look at me and what do you see? by See Change Ambassador, Keith Dore   Look at me and what do you see?   Listen to me and what do you hear?  A 6’5”, 110kg strong Irishman. A Firefighter.  If you really saw me for who I am and really listened to my truth, you may never...
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Shame: A distorted word with clear consequences by See Change Ambassador, Rick Rossiter Shame is a loaded word that can be implied, laid upon or self-directed towards a person for any number of reasons. It is a word that, by just adding one or more words within a sentence or extending the word itself, can bring its...
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Othering by See Change Ambassador, Sinéad Keating I used to think that stigma was clear, that it was saying that mental illness doesn’t exist, people should just make an effort, think positively, calling others with mental illness crazy etc. Over several years after my diagnosis of Bipolar 2, I began to realise that stigma was...
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  Living with Bipolar Disorder by See Change Ambassador, Holly Fehily   My name is Holly, I am 27 years old and I live with bipolar disorder type one. Bipolar disorder can look different on everyone, behind every diagnosis there’s a different story to tell. I was diagnosed in my early 20’s. I can go from periods...
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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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