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Suicide
          My mind is in turmoil, There’s a weight on my chest. I lie in bed all day, but I get no rest. The things I used to do with relative ease, Now terrify me and make me freeze. When I close my eyes, I’ll never be free, Demons and devils...
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Dark Thoughts in Daylight   “It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitable lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is...
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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 Derek Devoy: It’s not easy writing or talking about your problems to anyone. People will take from a story what they want. Having depression is awful, it takes over your life and feelings.You DON’T understand it or know how it feels unless you have had it and I hope for those...
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Written by See Change Ambassador David O’Connor: Measured by the directives of vulnerability in which meandering hesitancy has controlled a lack of action, I’ve been led back to bowers in my mind that I thought were buried and heavily overgrown. It was a bad week. The inspiring quotes, self-help techniques and online links that encourage...
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Written by See Change Ambassador Gormla Hughes: I don’t know if you have ever seen the film ‘Shawshank Redemption’.  Specifically the escape scene.  Andy Dufresne, one of its inmates makes his way out of the prison via the prison’s sewage system.  A very full sewage system.   My question for you then, is this,‘would you do it?’...
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“Suicide Prevention Day is a day very important to me. I would not be here if it were not for the people who cared enough to make sure I was okay and that I got through. Back in my darkest days I could never have dreamt or imagined how good life could actually be. I...
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Ciara McCullough reflects on her first year as a See Change Ambassador.  Read the original blog entry here: https://gingernutbiscuit.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/the-power-of-a-single-voice-see-change/  Over a year ago , I became a See Change Ambassador and I can safely say, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. “A small stone, when thrown into the river, will make...
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See Change ambassador Ciara reflects on 364 days of living by the mantra “A man is at his strongest when he is willing to be vulnerable.”  Read the original blog entry here: http://gingernutbiscuit.wordpress.com/ THEN & NOW  “Rock Bottom became the Solid Foundation on which I rebuilt my life” I haven’t wrote here in a very long time,...
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“You do have a choice Choice” Written by Mairéad Carey “I am writing with a heavy heart as I am sure many people are after hearing of the death of Robin Williams. I have seen so many articles in the last few days around depression and suicide as everyone who writes tries to make sense of...
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