Tag Archives: mental health

Just Because You Delete, Doesn’t Mean I Can’t Reply…

So, my friend Jess (Diary of a Mom), shared a fantastic post from M at Invisible Strings – this is like playing a game of neurodiversity telephone… hah! – regarding autism not being a mental illness, but not insisting on autism NOT being a mental illness, because that shifts the negative stigma onto those who […]

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Scott Weiland

As the biological daughter of someone who drank himself to death at the age of 35 (coincidentally, the age I turn in a few months) and was entirely denied his presence because of that addiction… I implore you to read this. Addiction is a disease which affects more than just the addict themselves… it wholly […]

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OUTSIDE READING: ASAN Statement On JRC At Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference

And people wonder why so many autistic folks say NO to ABA therapy… “The Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly condemns the Association for Behavior Analysis International for their decision to feature the Judge Rotenberg Center at their 2015 annual conference. The Judge Rotenberg Center, which uses contingent electric shock to modify the behavior of disabled […]

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At My Expense

I know this is frequently what goes through my friends’ heads: “Wah wah wah… you talk about autism/anxiety/OCD/depression too much!” But hey, it’s totally okay for everyone else to be self-deprecating at my expense. Nah, it’s cool. You go ahead and exploit my daily reality, some of which I struggle – hard – with just […]

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OUTSIDE READING: What Will I Gain From Being Diagnosed Later in Life?

For those wondering what you may gain from receiving a diagnosis as an adult (specifically as an adult female), this article may be a good read for you… Autism – What will I gain from being diagnosed later in life? It won’t change anything for me, so why should I bother?

Internalized Ableism Doesn’t Mean You Truly Want a “Cure”

“Prejudice against such minorities, he says, does not usually limit their abilities to find love or friends. His deficits, he explains, are social. He’s tried to make friends and interact in person more (for example, he’s joined support groups for people with depression, and another for people on the autism spectrum), but the crippling loneliness […]

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OUTSIDE READING – The Media Has It Wrong About Autism And PTSD

“I do want to talk about one thing in this story that is often ignored. PTSD and autism are a real problem, but not because of what we do to our parents, but because of every Autistic adult I know, including myself, I don’t know one that does not have PTSD due to being treated […]

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What is a Tantrum? What is a Meltdown? 

Tantrums are typically willful non-compliance. Personally, I’d rather someone terms it as me losing my s**t than calling it a tantrum. Hell, I call it that sometimes. Being in my mid-30s, I’m not a disobedient child… I just can’t handle processing my environment and don’t know how to react at that point. I have little […]

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