Behaviour & Impact of Stigma by Roisin Murphy

      Behaviour & Impact of Stigma by See Change Ambassador, Roisin Murphy   Stigma in mental health is and always has been a very powerful thing. When you’re feeling good, it’s easy to brush things off, give an “I don’t care what people think” kind of attitude. But when you’re not feeling so good,...
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The Feeling of Stigma by Linda Garvin

      The Feeling of Stigma by See Change Ambassador, Linda Garvin   Stigma hurts  Stigma comes in lots of forms, from many places. Stigma eats away at you from the outside world and from what you tell yourself. Your self-esteem and self-worth are wiped out. For me, overcoming stigma was often harder than overcoming my mental...
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Discrimination by Lucie Kavanagh

    Discrimination by See Change Ambassador, Lucie Kavanagh   The Doctor : Don’t challenge me, Harriet Jones. ‘Cause I’m a completely new man. I could bring down your Government with a single word.  Harriet Jones : You’re the most remarkable man I’ve ever met. But I don’t think you’re quite capable of that.  The Doctor : No, you’re right. Not a single word.  [pause]   The Doctor : Just six.  Harriet Jones : I don’t...
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Continuing to Show Real Feelings by Claire Kane

  Continuing to Show Real Feelings by See Change Ambassador, Claire Kane   The importance of continuing the conversation about mental health     It’s a cliché, yes, but cliché’s are often just that because they are true: admitting you are living with mental health difficulties is the hardest part. Once you begin the conversations, it gets easier to have...
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Run that by Me Again by Tim O’Connor

    Run that by Me Again by See Change Ambassador, Tim O’Connor   The Wise Old Owl  “There was an old owl who lived in an oak,  The more he heard the less he spoke.  The less he spoke the more he heard.  Why can’t we all be like that bird?”  (Children’s Nursery Rhyme)    The...
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I’m Grand by Daniella Ferro

    I’m Grand by See Change Ambassador, Daniella Ferro   “I’m grand.”    Oh no, I think I didn’t smile. Was I at least looking friendly? Or was I looking grumpy? She must be thinking I am so full of myself and exceptionally rude. Maybe if I would try a big smile now it would help.   Great, there is...
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Stay in Touch by Rick Rossiter

  Stay in Touch by See Change Ambassador, Rick Rossiter   We have all heard the term, “Stay in touch”, and in these given times this term has become more relevant and meaningful than any other time in living memory. Another word that has become more relevant and has become a part of our everyday...
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Mental Health is not to Blame by Lucie Kavanagh

    Mental Health is not to Blame By Lucie Kavanagh   “Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun”  – Donald Trump   The above quote was said last year in response to the El Paso shooting in which 23 people lost their lives.  In response to the apparent determination to look...
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I Once Knew a Man, by Rick Rossiter

  I Once Knew a Man by See Change Ambassador, Rick Rossiter   “I once knew a man, from the first glance I talked to him I knew him to be a good man.  His presence was seemingly still but you knew that it was immense.  His smile was endearing and yet mischievous in the...
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