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Blog for No Panic on Living with Social Anxiety: by our founder Eleanor — Be Your Own Light: A Mental Health Recovery Blog

(image: No Panic) I am delighted to collaborate and write a blog with No Panic, an amazing mental health charity for people with anxiety disorders. You can read it here on their website: https://www.nopanic.org.uk/living-social-anxiety-story/ and also below: (image: No Panic) I have lived with my anxiety disorder for most of my life, but it really […] […]

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The Masks We Wear in Mental Illness — The Bipolar Writer

This is an in-depth look at a chapter in my memoir. I wrote a short post about this subject and I extended the post to really explore the subject. An in Depth Look at my Masks in my Mental Illness Life The masks we wear in our mental illness hide the real people that we […] […]

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#AutismSpeaksFail | Statement about the Parkland school shooting from Autism Speaks | News | Autism Speaks

OMFG because you didn’t start the haterade to Autistic People. And you don’t speak for us — we can speak for us. So STFU on our not-behalf already. You have used all our community dollars looking for cure, genetics, vaccine harm and left us without care systems being established or even thought about.   THIS IS […]

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Autism is NOT a Tragedy #RedInstead Shirt | Zazzle.com

Autism is NOT a Tragedy #RedInstead Shirt Source: Autism is NOT a Tragedy #RedInstead Shirt | Zazzle.com

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Is Autism Speaks a Hate Group? – Autism Women’s Network

I know they are hateful. I know they don’t like Autistics. I know they use most of their resources to convince people that the world would be a better place without us, and actually using the money to fund research that can make our extinction possible. Disguised as “research” about babies and siblings, the investments […]

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Autistic People Spark Twitter Fight Against Autism Speaks

This weekend autistic people took over #AutismSpeaks10, the Twitter hashtag created by the large advocacy organization to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. “Stop treating us like we’re broken and need fixing,” one wrote. Source: Autistic People Spark Twitter Fight Against Autism Speaks

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Statement on Autism Speaks Board Appointments | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

On December 7, 2015, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) issued the following statement regarding Autism Speaks’ recent appointment of two Autistic people to its Board of Directors. On December 7, after 10 years of widespread criticism, Autism Speaks announced the appointment of two Autistic people to its Board of Directors. The criticism from the […]