Exclusion

Exclusion   “…I’d made myself believe that I was fine and happy and fulfilled on my own without the love of anyone else. Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I’d spend all my life without...
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Unlearning at 30 by Brodie Thompson

Unlearning at 30 by See Change Ambassador, Brodie Thompson   When I acknowledged my bisexuality, I found myself slumping into a depression. I’d told a close family member who was completely unphased by it in a positive and supportive way that I ended up feeling a bit lost. I think I was expecting a reaction...
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Living with Schizophrenia by Daniela Ferro

Living with Schizophrenia by See Change Ambassador, Daniela Ferro   “Schizophrenia involves a psychosis, a type of mental illness in which a person can’t tell what’s real from what’s imagined. At times, people with psychotic disorders lose touch with reality. The world may seem like a jumble of confusing thoughts, images, and sounds. Their behaviour...
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Living with Bipolar Disorder by Holly Fehily

  Living with Bipolar Disorder by See Change Ambassador, Holly Fehily   My name is Holly, I am 27 years old and I live with bipolar disorder type one. Bipolar disorder can look different on everyone, behind every diagnosis there’s a different story to tell. I was diagnosed in my early 20’s. I can go from periods...
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My Experience with Bipolar 2 Disorder by Cathy Shah

  My Experience with Bipolar 2 Disorder by See Change Ambassador, Cathy Shah   Having suffered with symptoms of bipolar 2 disorder for over fifteen years, my hope in making this piece for See Change is to give people some understanding of how it feels in the different phases of this complex mental health illness....
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OCD is a Disorder? by Sandra Dillon

  OCD is a Disorder? by See Change Ambassador, Sandra Dillon OCD is a disorder? I wish I had known that all those years ago when I used my super powers to protect my family, at least that’s what I thought I was doing.  After my children were born, I went into a recurring ritual of...
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Mental Health in the Workplace by Bernadette Crawford

  Mental Health in the Workplace by See Change Ambassador, Bernadette Crawford   With 3 in 10 of us experiencing mental health issues, today more so than ever before, being able to openly discuss mental health is really essential. Look around your office – 3 in 10, that’s quite a lot of people. In a department of 40 people that’s...
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Global experiences, one goal: dismantling stigma by Blessing Dada

Global experiences, one goal: dismantling stigma  By See Change Ambassador Blessing Dada  Mental illness is a global public health crisis. Although rates of untreated cases stand as a primary problem, stigma is a significant obstacle. Yet, global differences in levels and roots of stigma remain poorly understood. Every country and culture can be affected by mental illness....
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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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