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Stigma & Discrimination
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...
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  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...
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  A time I experienced stigma for having an eating disorder by Bronagh Loughlin, See Change Ambassador Ahead of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023, See Change Ambassador Bronagh Loughlin shares a time when she experience mental health stigma and judgement for living with an eating disorder and how this experience had a negative impact on...
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  Eur 11.09 + stigma = discrimination by Daniela Ferro, See Change Ambassador Eur 11.09 per month. There it was. For the next 25 years my husband and I had to pay Eur 11.09 per month extra because I answered with “Yes” when I was asked if I have “Depression/Anxiety”. Eur 11.09 per month were...
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See Change hosted its annual Workplace Certification event on Wednesday Nov 24, 2021, to celebrate the organisations that have completed their 6 Step Pledge to changing attitudes towards mental health at work, and find out how we can all keep those important conversations going. The event was hosted by See Change Programmes Leader, Barbara Brennan and...
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  Being a man in the LGBTQIA+ community by See Change Ambassador, Michael Verrecchia My name is Michael Verrecchia, and I’m a mental health ambassador for See Change. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, we are often left with some questions around what are some of the expectations are for men in this community.  Plenty of men like myself will...
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Life as a Farmer by See Change Ambassador, Patrick Hipwell During November we are focusing on men’s voices as they speak openly about their mental health. We often have a certain view and expectation of what it means to be a man. This month we want to show the many different types of men there...
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  Big Boys Don’t Cry by See Change Ambassador, Adrian Yeates   Big boys don’t cry  You can’t be a man with a tear in your eye.  Big boys always win  Anything less should feel like a sin.    Big boys are tall and strong  They’re always right and never wrong.    Big boys are...
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Look at me and what do you see? by See Change Ambassador, Keith Dore   Look at me and what do you see?   Listen to me and what do you hear?  A 6’5”, 110kg strong Irishman. A Firefighter.  If you really saw me for who I am and really listened to my truth, you may never...
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Black History Month by See Change Ambassador, Blessing Dada   The theme for this year’s Mental Health Week is “Mental Health in an Unequal World.” Thoughts that first come to mind when you read I read these: While the terms equity and equality may sound similar, the implementation of one versus the other can lead...
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