As humans, we are neurobiologically hard-wired to create meaning from what we see around us. We use language, and storytelling, to articulate who
we are to ourselves and each other. Stories enable our brains to mirror each others’ in basic acts of empathy and understanding.
The Inspire Women: Strength in Storytelling project brought together a range of women from Inspire to explore different artistic disciplines to share their stories of strength, struggle, recovery and hope. Using photography, creative writing and oral storytelling, they share a unique and personal insight into the lives of women living with mental ill health or addictions in Northern Ireland today.
We invite you to connect with the resilience and courage of the Inspire women who have shared their stories below, in a variety of artistic formats.
1 in 5 people in Northern Ireland will experience a mental health problem at any one time.About Mental Health »
The effects of stigma on a person with mental health problems and those close to them are far-reaching and permeate daily lifeChallenging Stigma »
Mental health is a complex issue and its easy to become confused and unclear about its impact.Facts and Myths »
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