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...Read More
Darkness By Lucie Kavanagh Battle Cry It’s like being firmly clamped between the jaws of…not a monster. (That might seem impressive) but something dark and slug–like, heavy, that can pull you down simply by existing. A sea monster would be swirly and brave. It would be an adventure to survive, a...Read More
Ambassador Lucie Kavanagh took part in a series of workshops as part of our “Growing Conversations” campaign in sponsorship with Janssen and in partnership with Aware. Growing conversations was a collaborative project, presenting a show garden in Bloom focused on mental illness literacy. We are hoping when enjoying with the garden, people will get an...Read More
She put it away with her innermost treasures, folded, linen-like in the dark chest of empty scent bottles and mothballs. She stepped outside. If the warmth wasn’t there, she would pretend it. The anger was red, a furious glow, but all her life, she swallowed it in place of all else, the dainty canapés...Read More
Written by See Change Ambassador Lucie Kavanagh A few weeks ago I had a conversation at a party that I forgot until very recently. It was a party that was incredibly hard for me to go to, but really important that I was there. Because of the overall effort at surviving it it’s only now...Read More
See Change ambassador Siobhán Brady speaks about her experience with self-harm: As I am sitting here typing this article I find myself staring down at my arms looking for some inspiration to appear. As I’m staring down at my arms I am forced to look at the countless scars, straight lines delicately positioned from my...Read More
Written by See Change Ambassador Lucie Kavanagh: Dealing with myself this morning was like bargaining with a small child. I’ll get up…in five minutes. I’ll get dressed…only if it can be a tracksuit day (actually scratch the small child bit-they at least would care how they look). Today is also Mayo Day. I had decided...Read More
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...Read More
Functional Always active
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.