The Connection Between Physical and Mental Health by Aisling

  The Connection Between Mental Health and Physical Health by See Change Ambassador, Aisling   For me my mental health experience has always been strongly related to my physical health. It took me a long time to establish this link as I was so in my head that I became disconnected from my body, its...
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Why Self-Advocacy Matters by Sinead Keating

  Why Self-Advocacy Matters by See Change Ambassador, Sinead Keating   I was diagnosed with bipolar more than 12 years ago at the age of 21, 10 years after my first episode. Since my diagnosis self advocacy has been a central part of my mental health care. Shame, stigmatising preconceived ideas, and judgement about mental illness is, in my...
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As a Woman and a Primary Care Giver by Sandra Dillon

  As a Woman and the Primary Care Giver by See Change Ambassador, Sandra Dillon   Movement is incredibly effective at reducing symptoms of depression and its benefits to lifting moods but try telling myself that when I was experiencing mental health issues and anxiety.  Now I can acknowledge, I find just stretching my arms...
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Lost and Found by Cathy Shah

  Lost and Found by See Change Ambassador, Cathy Shah     Just over two years ago I lost all access in the family courts to my daughter, due to struggling from long term debilitating mental health issues. As a single mother and woman in this society, this has been one of the most difficult...
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Women’s History Month by Claire Kane

  Women’s History Month: 5 ways Carrie Fisher obliterated mental health stigma  by See Change Ambassador, Claire Kane     Carrie Fisher was a bold mental health advocate that all of us can take inspiration from     When prompted to write something about a woman in history who advocated for mental health, the first name...
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Roles by Lucie Kavanagh

Roles by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh   “Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s”. Mary Schmich  I don’t think my Grandmother’s life story would...
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In Their Words: Jess

If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to reach out for support, please contact any of the following Shine: phil@shine.ie   Samaritans: 116123   Pieta House: 1800 247 247   YourMentalHealth.ie: 1800 742 444
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In Their Words: Johnny

  If you are having a tough time at the moment and need to reach out for support, please contact any of the following Shine: phil@shine.ie   Samaritans: 116123   Pieta House: 1800 247 247   YourMentalHealth.ie: 1800 742 444
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The Impact of Open and Clear Communication by Jess McCaul

The Impact of Open and Clear Communication by See Change Ambassador, Jess McCaul   How many times have you found yourself on the receiving end of the ‘Hey! How are you?’ Irish special, and responded without hesitation ‘good, thanks how are you?’, when maybe you weren’t so good. Maybe you needed to say ‘you know what? I’m not okay...
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