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    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...
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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...
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  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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