New Research Suggests Social Issues are Down to Neurotypicals more than Autistics | Intersectional Neurodiversity

Autism is seen, in popular representations, largely as a social and communication disorder. Formerly framed as stemming from an autistic lack of a “social instinct”, the current dominant idea is that something is deficient or missing in autistic social cognition. Often referred to as a cognitive deficit in “empathy” or “theory of mind”, much research […] …

SCHIZOPHRENIA AS NEURODIVERSITY | Intersectional Neurodiversity

The term ‘schizophrenia’ stems from the from Greek words skhizein, which means ‘to split’, and phrēn, meaning ‘mind’. The initial thought was that the mind splits in some sense: not, as is sometimes thought, into multiple personalities; but rather into a fragmented and alienated personality, usually beginning in late adolescence or early adulthood. Beyond this, …

A Seamstress’s Autobiographical Text Embroidered Onto Her 19th-Century Straitjacket | Colossal

German seamstress Agnes Richter (1844–1918) was a patient at the Heidelberg Psychiatric Clinic during the 1890s. While held at the asylum she would densely embroider her standard issue straitjacket, stitching the object with words, phrases, and diaristic entries in deutsche schrift , an old German script. Source: A Seamstress’s Autobiographical Text Embroidered Onto Her 19th-Century …

Bullying and Mental Health Consequences | Psych Central

According to the American Psychological Association, bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Even though bullying commonly happens in childhood, the impact can last well into adulthood. Source: Bullying and Mental Health Consequences | Psych Central

Saheed Vassell killing puts policing and gentrification in the spotlight | The Guardian

NYPD officers shot dead a young black man with mental health issues in a Brooklyn neighborhood experiencing rapid change The police shooting of Saheed Vassell in Crown Heights has raised a number of issues for residents in a neighborhood that has seen vast demographic change over the past few years. Source: Saheed Vassell killing puts …