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Stigma & Discrimination
  Being a Father with a Mental Health Difficulty by Johnny Hunt, See Change Ambassador Writing this has been a real challenge for me. My mental health issues do not define who I am as a person or parent I’m just me take it or leave it. When you have your issues to deal with,...
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    Living with Schizoaffective Disorder by Gary Anderson, See Change Ambassador Fifteen years ago I was a confidant and social person who had a lot of friends who I regularly kept in touch with. I thrived on entertaining them. I was also especially close with my family and I was in contact with them...
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      From the age of 11 Obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been a part of me and a part of my life. It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I got diagnosed therefore looking back I did not know that what I was experiencing was Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I didn’t even...
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    A diagnosis does not always answer the question “Why?”.  by Nick Groome, See Change Ambassador A diagnosis does not always answer the question “Why?”.    I don’t believe, and this is my own personal belief and experience, I don’t believe that EUPD is a mental illness. What I have come to understand through...
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    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...
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    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. ...
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What mental health judgement looks like in the workplace by Keith Dore, See Change Ambassador During the month of April, we will be exploring the impact of mental health judgement in the workplace and what we can all do to help end the judgement of ourselves and others. To kickstart the month, Keith Dore shares...
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  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...
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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....
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  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. ...
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