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    A Letter to my Younger Self by Sonia Moloney, See Change Ambassador   Shame was the one thing that held me back from recovery; the need to hide my mental health struggle, the need to push everyone who cared about me away – my parents, my friends, my classmates. There was a day...
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  The antidote to self-stigma and shame  by Marie Duffy, See Change Ambassador I told myself every minute of every day that I was worthless. I was a failure. I was weak. It bred an inner critic that was so vicious that I turned to self-harm.   Mental health stigma did this to me. But I...
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  The Antidote to Shame by Kim Horkan, See Change Ambassador As someone who has struggled with mental illness for the majority of my life, I have become very well acquainted with the feeling of shame. As a teenager growing up, I felt shame in abundance. Shame I couldn’t get up in the morning to...
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    A Day in the Life of My Self Care Plan by See Change Ambassador, Aisling For me, my self care plan is integral to keeping well. Over the holidays it’s easy to get out of the routine that keeps me well and although I’m learning to lean into the spontaneity and flexibility as...
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  ‘The in-between is mine I am mine’ (Pearl Jam)  by See Change Ambassador, Eamonn Moloney So, it’s January, a New Year and a chance to focus on yourself. A chance to check in on your self-care plan and how you look after you.  First thing to note, please remember that self-care is not selfish, remember airlines tell us in an emergency to put our...
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    Make 2022 the Year for You by See Change Ambassador, Lauren Gaffney And so, a new year begins. January is here, and it can be challenging to beat the winter blues and get stuck in on those new year resolutions that seem to be flooding social media feeds and newspaper articles. Daily life...
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Panic Attacks at Christmas by See Change Ambassador, Becky Meenaghan A few Christmases ago I found myself physically, mentally and emotionally unwell. I had little to no energy and anything that I took part in seemed like an uphill struggle. I didn’t know at the time that what I was experiencing was anxiety, panic attacks...
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Surviving Christmas when you’re feeling unwell  by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh “The world’s asleep,’ Moomintroll thought. ‘It’s only I who am awake and sleepless. It’s only I who have to wander and wander, day after day and week upon week, until I too become a snowdrift that no one will even know about.”  ― Tove Jansson, Moominland Midwinter  On the year that...
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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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Reminder to Rest by See Change Ambassador, Daniela Ferro Breathe in, 1, 2, 3, 4 Hold, 1, 2, 3, 4 Breath out, 1, 2, 3, 4 Hold, 1, 2, 3, 4 Sometimes resting can mean just to do this quick exercise for a few cycles of breathing. When the kids scream too loud or the...
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