It can be very difficult to wrap your head around neurodiversity when you have spent your life being taught that any deviation from the status quo is a disorder. It’sContinue reading “Five things I want parents of neurodivergent children to know”
Category Archives: Mental Health
What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?
As a Schizophrenic person, I see many talk about me as being mentally “ill” and in need of medicine. I do take medication, but for me, medication usage is similarContinue reading “What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?”
A Schizophrenic woman was dead three years before being found: Here’s why that happened
This article will be upsetting to read. Click here to read the news story. Laura Winham was a Schizophrenic woman. I don’t know much about her, but I can imagineContinue reading “A Schizophrenic woman was dead three years before being found: Here’s why that happened”
Autistic advocacy: The reality of lifting up a community
Many of us as community advocates have dedicated our lives to defending the marginalised and uplifting those that society has tried to hold down. For some of us, this hasContinue reading “Autistic advocacy: The reality of lifting up a community”
Understanding Autistic mental health in a broader context
We often discuss anxiety and depression amongst the Autistic population. Some such as myself and Autistic and Living the Dream have pushed to get lesser discussed mental health concerns intoContinue reading “Understanding Autistic mental health in a broader context”
Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?
When we consider harm reduction strategies for drug-users, we often think about education on the safer use of drugs. Things such as safer injection practices and “tasting the hit” toContinue reading “Drug-use and harm reduction: what does it look like?”
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.
How “mental illness” disempowers the average person
Over the past decade or so, we have seen a surge in the awareness of so-called “mental illness”. While the concept of telling people you are struggling has served aContinue reading “How “mental illness” disempowers the average person”
Rat Park: Addiction misunderstood
Rat Park was an important experiment, but not entirely accurate. It misses one key factor.
Queerness and me
Queerness. It’s a word that I hid from for over 30 years, and yet, as I type it, I find myself feeling a deep comfort. I have long known thatContinue reading “Queerness and me”
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