Living with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) by Lucie Kavanagh, See Change Ambassador “Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality disorder. You might be diagnosed with a personality disorder if you have difficulties with how you think and feel about yourself and other people. And if these difficulties make it hard to...Read More
What could be done to End Mental Health Judgement in the Workplace? by Lucie Kavanagh, See Change Ambassador I have written a lot about my experiences of being stigmatised and isolated in the workplace because of having mental health difficulties and it’s interesting to look at my experiences from another point of view. ...Read More
Mental Health Judgement in the Workplace by Aisling Heavey, See Change Ambassador Opening up about mental health difficulties in the workplace can be very difficult. Even though I work as a healthcare professional, I’m aware that we are all human, and that we will all make judgements on others. For me, talking...Read More
Judgement by Daniela Ferro, See Change Ambassador We judge and have to judge the world around us on a daily basis. We judge if we can cross the road before the next car, if we should have another piece of chocolate or instead fruit, if the new hair colour of our friend is cute...Read More
The New Adventure by Lucie Kavanagh, See Change Ambassador Autism has been a part of my life since I was fifteen and taken to a local disability service to do some voluntary work. On that day, sitting in the canteen, a woman who stood making a coffee. She was having trouble placing her teaspoon...Read More
What it’s really like to live with Bipolar Disorder by Holly Fehily, See Change Ambassador August 2019 is a time I will never forget; it was a time I felt like my world was falling apart. I had just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder – a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes me...Read More
The judgement I experience living with Bipolar Disorder by Izabella McKeown, See Change Ambassador There is still stigma attached to having a mental health condition like Bipolar Disorder. People imagine you as someone dangerous and a person they can’t trust. I was first diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when my daughter was just one years old....Read More
Living with Post Natal Depression by Linda Garvin, See Change Ambassador Statistics show that 1 in 5 new mothers experience some type of postnatal mood and anxiety disorder. But I believe the numbers are much higher due to the extreme shame felt when motherhood isn’t the “amazing” experience we are told it should be. ...Read More
My experience with Post Natal Depression by Sandra Dillon, See Change Ambassador I suppose the idea of a new born coming into my life was a big factor in my psychological problems because I had imagined a time of joy and excitement. But all I did was cry for hours and had difficulty sleeping due...Read More
The double stigma of being a woman and having mental health issues by Bronagh Loughlin, See Change Ambassador For as long as I can remember, I have beared the brunt of being stigmatised for having mental health issues. Being a woman has only added to this stigma and amplified it. Throughout my life, I’ve...Read More
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