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Self stigma
  As a Woman and the Primary Care Giver by See Change Ambassador, Sandra Dillon   Movement is incredibly effective at reducing symptoms of depression and its benefits to lifting moods but try telling myself that when I was experiencing mental health issues and anxiety.  Now I can acknowledge, I find just stretching my arms...
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  Why I Became a Volunteer by See Change Ambassador, Sonia Moloney   The reason why I volunteered as an ambassador was because in 2016, I was having extremely difficult time of it with my mental health. I was having daily panic attacks and feeling like there was little to no hope of me ever recovering...
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      The Feeling of Stigma by See Change Ambassador, Linda Garvin   Stigma hurts  Stigma comes in lots of forms, from many places. Stigma eats away at you from the outside world and from what you tell yourself. Your self-esteem and self-worth are wiped out. For me, overcoming stigma was often harder than overcoming my mental...
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  When I first began to struggle with mental health issues in secondary school, I was so scared that people would find out. So scared that I would be judged for this, as up until then, it had always been portrayed as something to be ashamed of, something that should be a secret. It was...
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  What’s the point? A look at Self Stigma Last week Adrian wrote piece for us on prejudice, this week he is sharing some thoughts on self stigma. It is important to recognize that with stigma, self stigma is something that a person can also experience. “There’s a promotion opportunity in my company, but there’s...
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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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I don’t know why I am writing this but I just have it in my head I have to get it down on paper. Lately it has only truly dawned on me how little people know about mental illness. This has really struck me by something one of my very good friends said. We were...
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About the Make a Ripple campaign This series of blog posts are part of the See Change Make a Ripple campaign, an initiative to help end the stigma of mental health problems by sharing experiences and building public understanding. If you’d like to tell your story, you can visit the Make a Ripple stories portal. If...
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Read June’s experience of mental health problems and recovery. June is working with See Change to help end the stigma of mental health problems About the Make a Ripple campaign This series of blog posts are part of the See Change Make a Ripple campaign, an initiative to help end the stigma of mental health...
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About the Make a Ripple campaign This series of blog posts are part of the See Change Make a Ripple campaign, an initiative to help end the stigma of mental health problems by sharing experiences and building public understanding. If you’d like to tell your story, you can visit the Make a Ripple stories portal. If...
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