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Autism, ADHD, Tourette’s, Dyslexia: Higher Risk for Addiction & Suicide- #NoDejahVu

Autistic people are more vulnerable to addiction and suicide, and yet this is not discussed. We need to start talking about this now to reduce stigma and provide resources to those in need.

My Son Took His Life at 15. Here’s What I’ve Learned. #NoDejahVu

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.

Pathologisation of life and neurodiversity in W.E.I.R.D. monocultures

As long as society confuses homo economicus with homo sapiens we are more than “a bit off course”. The exploitative nature of our “civilised” cultures is top of mind for many neurodivergent people. In contrast, many neuronormative people seem to deal with the trauma via denial, resulting in profound levels of cognitive dissonance.

Expanding my comfort zone

I realize that there’s a lot going on right now that doesn’t fit anywhere in my comfort zone. It has made me outrageously uncomfortable. Through

Image features three notes which read love yourself to say that when you are autistic and different you can find self-love and self-care even if society has stigma and negative messaging and ableism for people on the spectrum autism spectrum disorders asperger's aspie

Ask Myk: On Self-Love in an Ableist World

The first of a bi-monthly column with Myk, this article explores the concept of loving yourself despite the ableism in social messaging about autistic people.

Realizing I’m Autistic Helped Me Uncover PTSD Because I Masked Both Conditions

I realized after being diagnosed with PTSD that I had been masking those symptoms the same way I had masked being autistic.

Man under water, bubbles rising to surface

Recovering Addicts Don’t Deserve Lifelong Stigma

People see addicts in recovery as “a different sort of addict” to those who have not found recovery. This is invalidating and untrue.

two sad women hugging

Being a Good Friend When Talking About Suicide

Discussing suicide attempts and responding in crisis is always hard. Talking about it will help prepare people for these hard conversations.

Happy Birthday, Dejah, from Osime Brown’s Mother – #NoDejahVu

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.

Autism, ADHD, Tourette’s, Dyslexia: Higher Risk for Addiction & Suicide- #NoDejahVu

Autistic people are more vulnerable to addiction and suicide, and yet this is not discussed. We need to start talking about this now to reduce stigma and provide resources to those in need.

My Son Took His Life at 15. Here’s What I’ve Learned. #NoDejahVu

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.

Realizing I’m Autistic Helped Me Uncover PTSD Because I Masked Both Conditions

I realized after being diagnosed with PTSD that I had been masking those symptoms the same way I had masked being autistic.

Man under water, bubbles rising to surface

Recovering Addicts Don’t Deserve Lifelong Stigma

People see addicts in recovery as “a different sort of addict” to those who have not found recovery. This is invalidating and untrue.

two sad women hugging

Being a Good Friend When Talking About Suicide

Discussing suicide attempts and responding in crisis is always hard. Talking about it will help prepare people for these hard conversations.

Happy Birthday, Dejah, from Osime Brown’s Mother – #NoDejahVu

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.

Autism, ADHD, Tourette’s, Dyslexia: Higher Risk for Addiction & Suicide- #NoDejahVu

Autistic people are more vulnerable to addiction and suicide, and yet this is not discussed. We need to start talking about this now to reduce stigma and provide resources to those in need.

My Son Took His Life at 15. Here’s What I’ve Learned. #NoDejahVu

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.

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