Editor’s note: Osime Brown is a 21-year-old autistic Black man who was sentenced to five years in prison for trying to stop a street robbery. Upon his release in October, he is scheduled for deportation to Jamaica where he has not been since he was four. He has no one there to help him with […]
It isn’t always mental illness or being different that drives someone to suicide. As Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Sometimes, doctors and therapists neglect to consider that they are the reason their clients are experiencing depression.
My son Craig took his life when he was 15 years old. The devastation of his death and his continued physical absence in my life is beyond description.
NeuroClastic Partners with BLM 757 for Suicide Prevention Week #NoDejahVu #SelfieForSuicidePrevention
NeuroClastic is partnering with Black Lives Matter 757 to participate in the #NoDejahVu #SelfieForSuicidePrevention campaign as September 6-12 is Suicide Prevention Week.
Whoever invented the “sticks and stones” parable was a liar. Words hurt, especially parents who talk about autism like a burden. Words can lead to physical hurt. So, choose your words wisely. Autistic lives depend on it.
Sixteen-year-old Cornelius Frederick was murdered at the hands of those charged with supporting his growth and development. He was killed for throwing a sandwich.
Children can be cruel, naturally, and sometimes adults reinforce those messages instead of trying to encourage kindness and collectivism.
It is those who seize power and control via their continued privileges who often become the spokespeople of a given minority group. Call-out culture needs to be called out because it has become a tool of oppressors.
Russell James takes a hard look at the fighting with in the autistic community, calling for a truce and solidarity between people who have the same goals.