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Living with Schizophrenia by See Change Ambassador, Daniela Ferro   “Schizophrenia involves a psychosis, a type of mental illness in which a person can’t tell what’s real from what’s imagined. At times, people with psychotic disorders lose touch with reality. The world may seem like a jumble of confusing thoughts, images, and sounds. Their behaviour...
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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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  My Experience with Bipolar 2 Disorder by See Change Ambassador, Cathy Shah   Having suffered with symptoms of bipolar 2 disorder for over fifteen years, my hope in making this piece for See Change is to give people some understanding of how it feels in the different phases of this complex mental health illness....
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  OCD is a Disorder? by See Change Ambassador, Sandra Dillon OCD is a disorder? I wish I had known that all those years ago when I used my super powers to protect my family, at least that’s what I thought I was doing.  After my children were born, I went into a recurring ritual of...
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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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Green Ribbon SeeChange
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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