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Autistics Incarcerated: The dark underbelly of the NHS

This evening, I took it upon myself to watch Channel 4’s documentary on the abuse of Autistic people in psychiatric institutions. As I sit here reflecting on the way theContinue reading “Autistics Incarcerated: The dark underbelly of the NHS”

Autistic people should not have to educate their therapist

I have had extensive therapy, as one might expect for a recovering drug addict who is also Schizophrenic. I have had mindfulness therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I’ve had CognitiveContinue reading “Autistic people should not have to educate their therapist”

CAMHS in crisis: The systemic failing of Autistic people

I recently wrote an article about my experiences as a former patient of CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service). In this article, I spoke about the effect that failingContinue reading “CAMHS in crisis: The systemic failing of Autistic people”

Power dynamics and mental health: Neurofuturist discourse of mental health

When we consider power dynamics, we often consider our external environment and how power flows through the various parts of society, and where privilege is afforded by that power. WhileContinue reading “Power dynamics and mental health: Neurofuturist discourse of mental health”

Neuroqueering and the Autistic expression of pain

Neuroqueering is a liberational practice. It allows the person to express themselves authentically. But what if authentic expression of Self could cost you your life? What if the people observingContinue reading “Neuroqueering and the Autistic expression of pain”

Spectrum 10k researchers have given up on hiding their eugenics agenda

CW: Termination of pregnancies, amniocentesis, pre-natal testing, eugenics Edit: This is just a focus group at this point, but it is terrifying none-the-less. Spectrum 10k is being run by aContinue reading “Spectrum 10k researchers have given up on hiding their eugenics agenda”

Autistic drug-users and the lack of solid guidance in support services

This research essay delves into the lack of clear clinical guidance on the support of Neurodivergent substance users and some of the factors at play in Neurodivergent drug-use.

I’ve launched my own business! DGH Neurodivergent Consultancy!

For a while now, it has been a dream of mine to make Autistic knowledge sharing my career. I love the Autistic community, and want to help improve the environmentsContinue reading “I’ve launched my own business! DGH Neurodivergent Consultancy!”

Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings

This article was Co-Authored by Tanya Adkin and David Gray-Hammond Trigger Warning: Death, drug and alcohol use, suicide, systemic failure, mental health crisis, inpatient psychiatric care. The 13th of SeptemberContinue reading “Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings”

Is mental “illness” actually the brain trying to protect itself?

Up until about a year ago, I still sat firmly in the camp that, while I viewed myself as multiply neurodivergent, I was mentally ill. Over the past year IContinue reading “Is mental “illness” actually the brain trying to protect itself?”

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