17
May

72% of people say they would not want to live with someone with a severe and enduring mental illness

72% of people say they would not want to live with someone with a severe and enduring mental illness Almost three quarters (72%) of people say they would not want to live with someone with a severe and enduring mental illness, despite the majority (75%) saying they don’t know what a severe and enduring mental...
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07
Apr

Increase in the use of stigmatising language in Irish media

There has been a large spike in the stigmatising language being used by the Irish media in the last month. That’s according to Headline, our sister project at Shine, and Ireland’s national programme for responsible reporting and representation of mental health.  Headline found that 44% of stigmatising language use since 24th February is related to...
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04
Mar

Food By Lucie Kavanagh

 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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17
Feb

Over half of young people say they would hide a mental health issue from family or friends

Over half (53%) of young people would contemplate hiding a mental health difficulty from family or friends, according to new research from See Change, Ireland’s organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma.   The research, which was conducted by Kantar, reveals that 1 in 5 15-24-year olds say they would even delay treatment for a mental health problem...
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03
Feb

It’s a Shame By Adrian Yeates

     It’ a Shame By Adrian Yeates   Oh my God, how did it get to this? How did things get so bad, what did I miss? I can’t believe how quickly I’ve gone to pot, Why didn’t I do more to stop the rot? I’m a total failure, an imposter, a charlatan! To...
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27
Jan

The Silence of Shame By Lucie Kavanagh

    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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