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”
Category Archives: Mental Health
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”
CAMHS nearly killed me, and it’s not okay.
I don’t talk about my childhood much. Partly because I don’t want to upset my readers, but also because it is not my story alone to tell. The people whoContinue reading “CAMHS nearly killed me, and it’s not okay.”
Reclaiming Neurofuturism: An introduction
In some of my recent articles, I have referred to something called neurofuturism. While neurofuturism itself is not a new word (although weirdly, I didn’t know this when I firstContinue reading “Reclaiming Neurofuturism: An introduction”
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”
Mental health and the diagnostic process: A neurofuturist perspective
As I discussed in my recent article about co-occurring conditions, the diagnostic process in psychiatry is inherently flawed on the basis that we have failed to find any meaningful relationshipContinue reading “Mental health and the diagnostic process: A neurofuturist perspective”
Autism and ADHD: The myth of co-occurring conditions
It’s a very poorly kept secret that many people who are given a diagnosis of autism also meet the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD. One could be forgiven forContinue reading “Autism and ADHD: The myth of co-occurring conditions”
Drug use, addiction, and neuroqueering
I have extensively explored my Autistic relationship with addiction thus far. I have considered and lamented the inappropriate treatment services, the suffering, and rejoiced in the moment that I cameContinue reading “Drug use, addiction, and neuroqueering”
Latest updates on my books!
It’s been a hectic time since I published my first book at the beginning of November 2022. I have worked hard to get The New Normal: Autistic musings on theContinue reading “Latest updates on my books!”
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