mental health

Therapy Saved My Life

Nick Barry is a nonspeaker who has his world opened up by gaining access to communication, but his emotional needs were not met until he was enrolled in counseling.

On Autism and Adolescence: An Open Letter to My High School Classmates

I am autistic. The teen years are rough on everyone—there’s no question about it. Surviving them when you live with undiagnosed ASD and co-occurring, untreated major depression… well, speaking from personal experience, that counts as a special brand of hell.

Autism and Meltdowns: One Autistic Woman’s Journey

Lauren Melissa had no idea what was happening to her when she would dissolve into rage, confusion, or even blacking out. Once she was finally diagnosed as autistic, she had the self-knowledge to take control.

On Autistics and Substance Use During Lockdown

If you’re finding lockdown and quarantine are contributing to an increase in your use of drugs, alcohol, or other unhealthy coping mechanisms, these steps might help you to find some healthier ways to navigate difficult times.

A group of girls, standing outside, bullying a young adult woman by calling her out.

Call-Out Culture and Learned Helplessness

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.

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