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Women’s Experience
Shame, the constant companion  by Lucie Kavanagh One day last week, I was struggling with anxiety to the extent that I didn’t pick up the phone and organise my monthly prescription. I hadn’t run out yet and I told myself it could wait. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to it, my GP was...
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Shame  by Daniela Ferro   When I was 18, I went through an episode of Psychosis. I was in a mental health ward for two weeks and after a relapse recovered at my family’s house for a few more weeks. After that, I was in the great care of my Psychiatrist who explained to me...
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 Food By Lucie Kavanagh “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs...
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    The Silence of Shame  By Lucie Kavanagh   I define shame as the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging—something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection. – Brene Brown  When I was asked to write this...
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How did shame and illness become linked? By Sonia Moloney
  How did shame and illness become linked?  By Sonia Moloney    When I read the definition of shame, a word stood out to me within it: wrongdoing.  As I read that, I wondered how shame and illness became linked. Nobody would link a physical illness and shame. But yet mental health conditions and shame...
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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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    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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      Looking After Yourself in the New Year  by See Change Ambassador, Aisling Heavey   Self-care is a phrase that is thrown out a lot these days and is something that has a different meaning for everyone. Getting into a self-care routine doesn’t have to be anything big or fancy and can be...
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Living with Bipolar Disorder by See Change Ambassador, Bernadette Crawford “Life can be fairly chaotic living with Bipolar disorder. Struggling through the lows of depression and the highs of mania.  However, through it all I attempt to stay on the ‘bus’ of life, maintain my self-care and eventually it all passes and I live a...
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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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