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# Green ribbon campaign

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Voices
'Mental health is part of us all; We’ve all been heartbroken, we’ve all had moments of glory'
This is the best advice I can give to someone going through a difficult time, writes Barbara Brennan.
# See Change
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.
Voices
Opinion: I was hurting inside but was worried I'd be seen as a weirdo, a freak, if I spoke up
After suffering in silence with a mental illness for many years, I finally realised that I had nothing to be ashamed of.
Voices
Opinion: We are never alone, even on our worst days
I’m beginning to understand myself, to accept that it’s OK to feel sad, to feel angry, to feel scared. Nobody is happy all the time.
# happy
Adults with learning difficulties celebrate the Green Ribbon Campaign in this uplifting video
May 2014 is Green Ribbon Month, working to reduce stigma around mental health issues.
Voices
Opinion: We chat, we laugh, and sometimes I cry. Talking is good.
I have bipolar disorder and have been assigned a nurse to talk with. I have kept one promise from the first day I went to visit her: no lies, none.
# Green ribbon campaign
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.
# TimetoTalk
Over half of Irish people wouldn't want others to know about their mental health problems
57% of Irish employees believe being open about mental health would have a negative impact on their career prospects.