11
Mar

Reflection on my journey

Mairead Carey writes: “Back in 2010 I started a new journey, one that changed my entire life. I could never have guessed how it would turn out. Back in 2010 I reached out for help for the first time, I was 24years young and I was so very lost. I was so confused about everything,...
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13
Feb

Bipolar opposites: his driving and my fasting

See Change ambassador Sarah Bredin writes about how inaccurate representation of bipolar disorder can make it much more challenging to be open Office astrology When I was lucky enough to be in India in 2012, my life’s one organised encounter with a mystical consultant yielded the following dietary advice. After sunrise on Tuesdays, you must...
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11
Feb

College life and it’s aftermath

My name is Ellen and I am a See Change Ambassador. Throughout the years I have suffered a mental health problem. It came to a head while at college, as it does for so many. What I can now see, coming out the other side of such dark moments, is how important it is for...
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10
Feb

The Power of a Single Voice

Ciara McCullough reflects on her first year as a See Change Ambassador.  Read the original blog entry here: https://gingernutbiscuit.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/the-power-of-a-single-voice-see-change/  Over a year ago , I became a See Change Ambassador and I can safely say, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. “A small stone, when thrown into the river, will make...
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26
Jan

Spotlight on two See Change ambassador blog pieces

Mentally strained: realities of the unemployed Posted by Úna Kavanagh on her blog http://unakavanagh.com/ on 17th Jan 2015 “Today I started my routine of waking up and wondering if I was useful. Naively I thought that unemployment wouldn’t affect me as much as it would but instead I’ve been overwhelmed constantly by sense of panic that escapes...
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08
Jan

Let’s be Frank

Our ambassadors review the movie Frank that is being screened in cinemas across the country as part of First Fortnight, Ireland’s Mental Health Arts Festival.  See Change Ambassador review “For me, who has often felt ‘different’ and sometimes isolated because of lack of understanding, this is a superb stir-up on traditional perceptions of mental health issues.” Mental Health...
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03
Nov

“I know I am too scared to tell people what’s really going on”

I don’t know why I am writing this but I just have it in my head I have to get it down on paper. Lately it has only truly dawned on me how little people know about mental illness. This has really struck me by something one of my very good friends said. We were...
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30
Oct

Ciara writes about “Then & Now”

See Change ambassador Ciara reflects on 364 days of living by the mantra “A man is at his strongest when he is willing to be vulnerable.”  Read the original blog entry here: http://gingernutbiscuit.wordpress.com/ THEN & NOW  “Rock Bottom became the Solid Foundation on which I rebuilt my life” I haven’t wrote here in a very long time,...
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21
Aug

See Change ambassadors respond to the death of Robin Williams

“You do have a choice Choice” Written by Mairéad Carey “I am writing with a heavy heart as I am sure many people are after hearing of the death of Robin Williams. I have seen so many articles in the last few days around depression and suicide as everyone who writes tries to make sense of...
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