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#AutisticMomsRise: Autistic Activist, Emma Dalmayne, Follow Up on “Finding Cooper’s Voice”

A follow up video on Finding Cooper’s Voice and the reaction. #ActuallyAutistic people have a problem about the way this little boy’s rights to privacy are being violated!

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Why Wait: Eating Disorder Awareness Week and My story with Anorexia: Guest post by Hannah Brown — Be Your Own Light: A Mental Health Recovery Blog

(image: rebloggy) Please read with care: Trigger Warning: Eating disorder Discussion As Eating Disorder awareness week progresses, it has really got me thinking about my own journey and the symptoms that I experienced as part of my anorexia. The hashtag #WhyWait is being used this week as we all come to terms with the fact […] […]

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Extract from my latest Metro.co.uk article: 6 people share their experiences of friendship during Mental Illness — Be Your Own Light: A Mental Health Recovery Blog

(image: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) I have bipolar disorder and four years ago I was hospitalised for a severe manic episode. Without the love, kindness and support of my friends, I definitely would not have recovered as well. Their support reminds me I am not alone and helps me to feel loved and safe. But […] […]

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How Can We Prepare Our Kids with Special Needs for a School Crisis?

It needs to be clear what happens when a child with autism, or other special needs, is in a lockdown drill Source: How Can We Prepare Our Kids with Special Needs for a School Crisis?

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Finding Clown Magic as a Way to Stay Good While Recovering from Complex PTSD — I’m Good: A Blog Campaign for Mental Health Recovery

This Monday I started group therapy for complex PTSD. Three years ago, after my ex-boyfriend Chris died from an overdose, I went to grief counseling where I was told that I needed trauma therapy. Outside the grief counseling office was a Mystery Machine van from Scooby Doo- a real life sized Mystery Machine van. One […]

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Insecure — The Bipolar Writer

Insecure, an adjective, is sounded out as insəˈkyo͝or… is defined as: (of a person) not confident or assured; uncertain and anxious… Not included in the dictionary is a picture of my face alongside the definition of insecure. A sentence that I would write using the word insecure would be: Michelle McGarvey, due to her […] via […]

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Autism and the Freedom to Be Yourself | The Mighty

Hannah Quinton discusses autism acceptance and her experience being undiagnosed until adulthood. Source: Autism and the Freedom to Be Yourself | The Mighty