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A glimpse into my photography — when mania, ADHD, and dysgraphia get in the way of blogging, part 1

Right now I’m feelin’ like: It’s no fun to be on the spectrum while you’re bipolar! After a long period of relative stability — or what that looks like to me, since I’ll live with mental health diagnoses and learning “disabilities” for life — I found myself spinning into mixed-mood psychosis in July of last […]

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Free: Download 10,000+ Master Drawings from The Morgan Library & Museum’s Online Collection | Open Culture

It’s hard for the casual browser to know where to begin with a collection as vast as the master drawings belonging to the Morgan Library & Museum. Source: Free: Download 10,000+ Master Drawings from The Morgan Library & Museum’s Online Collection | Open Culture

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Advocates & Activists Divergent News

ACI 2018 Applications Now Open! | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for the 2018 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy! The ACI Summer Leadership Academy prepares autistic students to do disability advocacy at their colleges. Accepted students will travel to Washington, DC and participate in advocacy training from June 16th to June 23rd, 2018. ACI participants […]

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“We Don’t Want You Here” The Judge Told Her Psychotic, Homeless Son – Pete Earley

Shaylon homeless on the street. Photo taken by a friend who later lost track of Shaylon. (1-22-18) Dear Pete: We are a family with not a lot of means. We have tried in many ways to help my grandson. Please publicize his case. His mother (my daughter) Laural Fawcett recently wrote this account.* Thank you. JanetClick […]

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Healthcare & Wellness

Death In The Family: An Uncle’s Overdose Spurs Medicaid Official To Change Course | Kaiser Health News

Andrey Ostrovsky, who until last month was chief medical officer for Medicaid, quit his job so he could more directly fight the stigma of drug addiction. Source: Death In The Family: An Uncle’s Overdose Spurs Medicaid Official To Change Course | Kaiser Health News

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Healthcare & Wellness

Woman Seeks Help for Post-Partum Depression. A Nurse Calls the Cops. | State of Health | KQED News

State lawmakers are working on a package of bills to address maternal mental health in California. Source: Woman Seeks Help for Post-Partum Depression. A Nurse Calls the Cops. | State of Health | KQED News

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Activist Who Helped Spark Calif.’s Medical Marijuana Movement Dies | California Healthline

Dennis Peron, a friend of slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk, helped push through a San Francisco ordinance that allowed the use of medical marijuana. That was seen as a precursor to the statewi… Source: Activist Who Helped Spark Calif.’s Medical Marijuana Movement Dies | California Healthline