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”

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?”

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”

Positive self-identity and Autistic mental health

If there is one recurring theme I come across time and again in my work, it’s that reduced psychological wellbeing in Autistic people is inherently linked to our sense ofContinue reading “Positive self-identity and Autistic mental health”