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Scientology’s cruise ship the Freewinds: Why OT 8 needed to be delivered off-shore | The Scientology Money Project

(This article by Jeffrey Augustine was originally published on Tony Ortega’s blog and is republished here for archival purposes) As covered in our previous article, the Church of Scientology … Source: Scientology’s cruise ship the Freewinds: Why OT 8 needed to be delivered off-shore | The Scientology Money Project

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New Research on Autism and Suicide | Psychology Today

Research finds children with autism 28X more likely to attempt suicide. Source: New Research on Autism and Suicide | Psychology Today

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The Link between Autism and Suicide Risk | Interactive Autism Network

Mr. A, a middle-aged chemist, came to a Baltimore emergency room after a suicide attempt. He said he was “thoroughly depressed.” He had been fired after throwing a chair at his boss, not his first outburst at work. Doctors admitted him to the hospital, where they became suspicious of his rigidity, social awkwardness, and trouble […]

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New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people

People who hide their autism by ‘camouflaging’ to try to fit into society, or who don’t receive correct support are at higher risk of suicide, according to new research. Source: New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people

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800,000 people kill themselves every year. What can we do? | Lady Gaga and Tedros Adhanom | Opinion | The Guardian

In too many places mental health support services are non-existent and those with treatable conditions are criminalized, say Lady Gaga and Tedros Adhanom Source: 800,000 people kill themselves every year. What can we do? | Lady Gaga and Tedros Adhanom | Opinion | The Guardian

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The Principles of a No Demand or Low Demand Approach & How it has worked for Us. – The Learning Curve

I put on my big girl pants, pulled them up high and prepared to suck up whatever was thrown at me. Source: The Principles of a No Demand or Low Demand Approach & How it has worked for Us. – The Learning Curve

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As Seen On Twitter | “TW: suicide, mental health A message to all parents of #autistic kids: Wellbeing first. ..” via @ShonaDav

  Shona‏ @ShonaDav FollowingFollowing @ShonaDav More TW: suicide, mental health A message to all parents of #autistic kids: Wellbeing first. Education second. Qualifications mean nothing if you end up with a lifetime of mental health issues or worse dead If school is not safe for your child PLEASE don’t send them in More Replying to @ShonaDav I want […]