Mental Health & Autism

Hey there,

Todays Blog is going to be a long one. Partly personal partly informational as the subject of the blog is Mental Health on the Spectrum.

in 2014, it was suggested that up to 40% of adults on the Autism Spectrum will suffer at least 1 anxiety disorder. That’s 28,000 of us who have at least 1 anxiety disorder. I’m sad to say I am one of them. We are a staggering 25% higher than the general population.

Stress and vulnerability are two key factors which may explain why people on the spectrum have mental health issues. Social difficulties lead to self esteem issues.

 

For me isolation is a big factor to my anxiety/low mood. I try not to shut myself out from the world. but there are days where sometimes I am alone for a large portion of the day.  I only work a max of 2 days a week at present so, for the rest of the week I am pretty much by myself until dinnertime. I have had issues keeping friendships going. But life will eventually get better I am going back to see the doctor. (I wish it was Dr Who *Nerd Moment*)  in a few weeks to get blood test results and to see if there is any medication that can help me..

 

Anxiety is only one of many  difficult mental health issues. & I don’t think I can cover them all today in this blog so over time I think I will delve deep into each issue and shed some light, Autism Style

Shared from Autism Beyond the Vaccines.

For starte rs, all the screams about vaccines and Autism is no different than blue puzzle pieces and “awareness campaigns.” Shoved in our faces to silence and blind people to the truth. But I’ve noticed something. Far too many of the spectrumites singled out for bullying harassment arrest and murder have been black. This is […]

via Autism beyond the vaccines. — Appalachian aspie part two.

 

A very interesting read about the vaccines debate

It Aut to be Taught 🎒

 

Hey Guys and Girls, Joag here and today I want to do an Edu_Aut Special… We all know the mantra support educate advocate love which Autism United uses. I have a CafePress t-shirt with the mantra. And As Summer is right around the corner and you’ll no doubt be getting the kids ready for their first or returning years to school I wanted to write a little edutorial (Education Tutorial)

 

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Gift of Autism 3: Autistacular

Thanks for the linkage hun. I love love love your blog

drshanedudistnz

Autistacular: Adj. The joy exhibited by an Autistic person when they notice something hilarious about the world that no one else has noticed.

I get asked semi-frequently “Don’t you wish she was normal?”

I can understand why you would ask that. I drive a Toyota when I’d rather have a Mercedes. I eat peanut butter sandwiches when I’d prefer steak. I live under capitalism when I’d rather be free. I rent when I’d rather own.

Do I wish she was normal?No. (It is just a little offensive that you asked.)

Would you ask a friend with children:

“Don’t you wish they were taller?” “Wouldn’t you rather a boy?” “Don’t you wish they were blonde?” “Don’t you wish they weren’t ugly?” “Don’t you wish they could walk already?” “Don’t you wish they weren’t so fat?”

Kids, Autistic or not, are perfect just they way they are. Like all children…

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