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Diary   I spent two years fighting for inpatient treatment. Two years trying to get the specialized care I knew I needed because outpatient treatment just wasn’t working. It was like I was swimming against the current and was barely keeping afloat. Inpatient treatment was the life jacket I needed to save myself from drowning...
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                              Tim O’Connor is a See Change ambassador from Limerick. He is a mental health advocate and also works in the mental health sector. After years of working in other job’s, Tim has found his work in mental health the most...
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See Change Ambassadors Sandra Dillon, Rick Rossiter, Abigail McDonnell, Miriam Dowling and Jen Ronan at the launch of Green Ribbon 2018 in the Mansion House, Dublin This May is Green Ribbon month, a time when we here at See Change encourage everyone to start conversations about mental health in order to reduce stigma. A large...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Hazel Larkin, for World Mental Health Day 2016: ‘As one warrior to another, I salute you,’ he said. More than anything else Dermot* had uttered during the call – which had lasted one hour and eight minutes – that statement arrested me.  I knew enough about Dermot to know that...
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 Written by See Change Ambassador Jack McCann I have had quite bad times with my mental health over the past 18 months to 2 years, I will hold my hand up and say that from the get go.  I have to be honest with myself when writing about my experiences before being honest with you...
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Mental Health and me – written by See Change Ambassador Lorraine Cooke If you were to look at me in public now you would more than likely see a positive, bubbly happy person.  For the most part this is true. What would you say then if I said that one of the roles that I...
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See Change ambassador Siobhán Brady speaks about her experience with self-harm: As I am sitting here typing this article I find myself staring down at my arms looking for some inspiration to appear. As I’m staring down at my arms I am forced to look at the countless scars, straight lines delicately positioned from my...
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Fiona Morris writes: Today marks the first day of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016 in Ireland Sometimes the biggest smile can hide the deepest sadness. I would give a lot to be able to get back the years I lost to anorexia…but the reality is, I can never get those years back. I can never erase the...
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See Change Ambassador Ellen Downey writes: There are so many support groups for people suffering with mental health difficulties in Ireland today. If you look, you’ll probably find one within a town radius….if you look… I often looked up support groups, would find one and then convince myself that if i went that the people...
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Dignity, the mountain at my gates Written by See Change ambassador Sarah Bredin I’m sitting on my brother’s couch. He and his wife have left me with my nine-month old nephew for the first time. He’s asleep and they’ve gone to see a film about a disastrous outcome of the attempted commodification of an epic challenge....
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