16
May

Swans – Gormla Hughes

Written by See Change Ambassador Gormla Hughes: I don’t know if you have ever seen the film ‘Shawshank Redemption’.  Specifically the escape scene.  Andy Dufresne, one of its inmates makes his way out of the prison via the prison’s sewage system.  A very full sewage system.   My question for you then, is this,‘would you do it?’...
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09
Mar

A Month of Somedays

Written by See Change Ambassador Lucie Kavanagh: On the 7th of February I started a little project for myself where I wrote a tweet each day, ‪#‎aMonthofSomedays‬ based on what I was feeling in one random moment or what was going on around me.  Living with BPD involves living with moods and emotions that are constantly fluctuating depending...
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09
Mar

Talking

See Change Ambassador Ellen Downey writes: I have recently met a new person at our support group meetings.  The minute he walked into the room we saw it. It. The black cloud. The look of complete and utter depression. We knew it had taken everything in this person to make this huge step.  They were...
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22
Feb

See Change ambassador Fiona writes about life with an eating disorder

Fiona Morris writes: Today marks the first day of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016 in Ireland Sometimes the biggest smile can hide the deepest sadness. I would give a lot to be able to get back the years I lost to anorexia…but the reality is, I can never get those years back. I can never erase the...
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13
Jan

Support Groups

See Change Ambassador Ellen Downey writes: There are so many support groups for people suffering with mental health difficulties in Ireland today. If you look, you’ll probably find one within a town radius….if you look… I often looked up support groups, would find one and then convince myself that if i went that the people...
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14
Dec

Love & Mercy Reviews

Our ambassadors review the movie Love & Mercy that is being screened in cinemas across the country in January 2016 as part of First Fortnight, Ireland’s Mental Health Arts Festival.  See Change ambassador, Gormla Hughes writes: I readily admit to being a Beach Boys fan.  Before the opening credits, I thought I would be caught up...
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15
Oct

See Change Ambassador blogs for World Mental Health day – Sarah

Dignity, the mountain at my gates Written by See Change ambassador Sarah Bredin I’m sitting on my brother’s couch. He and his wife have left me with my nine-month old nephew for the first time. He’s asleep and they’ve gone to see a film about a disastrous outcome of the attempted commodification of an epic challenge....
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08
Oct

See Change Ambassador blogs for World Mental Health Day – Rick

This Lessening of Me Written by See Change ambassador Rick Rossiter Dignity… this word sounded almost foreign to my ears not so long ago, like something spoken about in fantasy movies or a period piece beaming with heroics and self-sacrifices that were no more relevant to me than living on Mars or Scaling Mount Everest...
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10
Sep

“Suicide Prevention Day is a day very important to me” Blog by See Change ambassador Mairead Carey

“Suicide Prevention Day is a day very important to me. I would not be here if it were not for the people who cared enough to make sure I was okay and that I got through. Back in my darkest days I could never have dreamt or imagined how good life could actually be. I...
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