Eating Disorder Week: My life with eating disorders and body dysmorphia by Claire Kane, See Change Ambassador Although I realised I had body dysmorphia in my 20s, I didn’t really understand the severity of what it was until I reached 30. I didn’t realise how it clouded every interaction I had with the world around...Read More
The stereotype of men in society by Adrian Yeates, See Change Ambassador It must be great to be a man. Imagine, an accident of birth that bestows so many gifts and opportunities that make living so easy and rewarding. To be tall and strong, ambitious and successful, wise and resilient. What a fantastic advantage!...Read More
The importance of celebrating World Mental Health Day by Kim Horkan, See Change Ambassador Everyone has mental health. No matter who you are, if you are a living, breathing, human being, you have mental health. Nobody on this planet is immune to suffering or enduring a mental health difficulty. Mental health issues are on...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
The Behaviours of Shame by Gerry Murray, See Change Ambassador Hello, my name is Gerry. I was born in the sixties, I am a father of four children and I have a strong, supportive wife. I was born into the 60s era where I experienced behaviours and types of abuse which made me feel shame...Read More
The Feelings of Shame by Aisling, See Change Ambassador See Change Ambassador, Aisling, has created a dance to express the feelings of shame that people with mental health difficulties can experience. The photos above are the stills from this dance. If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to...Read More
How Shame Shows Up by Aisling Heavey “The moon has nothing to be sad about, Staring from her hood of bone.” Edge, by Sylvia Plath Shame can show up in society in many ways. We often find others whispering about experiencing a mental health difficulty. We see people dismissing mental health issues as weakness....Read More
A Study of Shame by Lucie Kavanagh “Guilt, of course, is feeling bad about one’s actions, but shame is feeling bad about oneself.” ― Gregory Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Recently I told a friend who hadn’t known me at the time, about my mental health difficulties...Read More
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