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#See Change

# see-change - Monday 22 May, 2017

Almost half of people in rural Ireland would conceal a mental health difficulty

42% of people living in rural areas would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

# see-change - Monday 15 May, 2017

Almost half of people in Dublin wouldn't work with someone with a mental health difficulty

Only 58% of Dubliners are willing to work with someone with a mental health difficulty

# see-change - Monday 1 May, 2017

'Let them know you're there for them': Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue

Almost a fifth of people would delay seeking help for a mental health issue, due to the perceived stigma around them.

# see-change - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Stigma: 'When a doctor can say to you when filling out a sick cert: "Will I just put depression, or…?"'

We have a long way to go in this country when it comes to our approach to mental health matters, writes Jen Ronan.

# see-change - Saturday 21 May, 2016

This green ribbon is opening up talk about mental health in Ireland

Several events are being held to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

# see-change - Sunday 15 May, 2016

When my depression was at its worst, I didn't want to die - but I only had a millilitre of fight left

At its worst, I felt nothing, I saw no colours and the loneliness was excruciating, writes Gormla Hughes.

# see-change - Friday 6 November, 2015

'I had a nervous breakdown, but I was ready to come back to work. The gap on my CV was a big problem'

We are not the ones that employers need to be worried about. They need to be conscious of their existing employees who are struggling with their mental health but are afraid to say so for fear of discrimination, writes Miriam Dowling.

# see-change - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Opinion: Why don't we have big campaigns for mental health?

Why do people develop mental illnesses? Why are some more susceptible that others? What treatment is best? There’s still so much we don’t know – and we really need to find out.

# see-change - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Opinion: I've walked across burning coals and broken glass – I know I can beat depression too

The last six years have been challenging, and the last 18 months even more so, but I’m looking forward to a very different future for me and my family.

# see-change - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Opinion: A mental health nurse’s experience of mental health issues

I grew up thinking mental health was someone else’s problem. Then, when I was affected, my own prejudice and fear that kept me from talking about it.

# see-change - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Want to end mental health stigma? Get talking

The Green Ribbon campaign aims to get people talking about mental health and help break the stigma.

# see-change - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Column: Mental illness isn’t abnormal – it’s part of being human

Campaigner John McCarthy died yesterday. Here, the director of See Change writes about why we need to talk about mental health now more than ever.

# see-change - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Arts-based mental health festival gets underway

First Fortnight aims to challenge mental health prejudice while showcasing some of the best of Irish (and international) music, art, theatre and film.

# see-change - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Poll: Should Irish people be more open about mental health problems? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish people be more open about mental health problems?

New initiatives are aiming to reduce the stigma around psychological issues. Do you think this is still a problem in Ireland?

Two-thirds of students would hide mental health problems - survey

There is still a significant stigma around mental health issues in Ireland, according to new research.