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?”

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”

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?”

Autism, diagnosis, identity, and culture

For a long time now, we have heard the phrase “If you have met one Autistic person, you have met one Autistic person”. This saying is an oversimplification of theContinue reading “Autism, diagnosis, identity, and culture”

Neuroqueer: Depathologising psychiatric “conditions”

A consideration on how neuroqueer theory can be used to depathologise the field of psychiatry and psychiatric conditions.

Coping with psychiatric medication when Autistic

For many of us, medication is a necessary part of life. For a huge portion of the Autistic population, that medication is prescribed by a psychiatrist. Psychiatric medication can beContinue reading “Coping with psychiatric medication when Autistic”

Guide to starting new psychiatric medication for Autistic people

This article is not intended as medical advice, please speak to your prescriber for any medical questions pertaining to medication. This article is something of a survival guide based onContinue reading “Guide to starting new psychiatric medication for Autistic people”