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Mental health shame provokes a variety of defence strategies

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Mental health shame provokes a variety of defence strategies

By 22nd September 2022No Comments

As part of the 2022 Green Ribbon campaign in Ireland See Change is highlighting the four defence strategies of mental health shame, which include withdrawal, hyper-vigilance, attacking self and compensation.

The Green Ribbon campaign is coordinated by See Change which is Ireland’s National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership and is dedicated to opening minds about mental health problems and end stigma and discrimination.

See Change’s vision is that every person in Ireland can be open and positive about mental health, understanding it as a normal part of the ups and downs of life.

The Green Ribbon theme for 2022 is shame.

From September 19-23 the Green Ribbon Campaign will explore the theme of the behaviour of shame, looking at some of the behaviours of shame and highlighting its different categories (the mind, body, culture and values), as well as the defence strategies of shame.

A wealth of information about local mental health supports and resources is available HERE.
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