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Common Mental Health Comorbidities That Autistic Adults Have: Why Therapy Is Important

Common Mental Health Comorbidities That Autistic Adults Have: Why Therapy Is Important

Symptoms of mental health conditions often go untreated in adult autistics, as they are unrecognized as separate conditions and are falsely attributed to what autism “looks like.” Some professionals refuse to counsel autistic adults with mental health conditions due to their lack of training and experience with autism. Despite the prevalence of mental health conditions, it can be difficult for an autistic adult to find affordable and quality mental health care.

Treating Alcohol Use Disorder in Adults, Teens, and People With Intellectual or Developmental Disorders: Why Awareness Matters

Treating Alcohol Use Disorder in Adults, Teens, and People With Intellectual or Developmental Disorders: Why Awareness Matters

Alcohol use is something that’s become so ingrained in our culture – movies and tv portray alcohol use, especially teen alcohol use, as something common and expected. And while alcohol is completely legal for adults 21 and over in the U.S., it’s ironically one of the more dangerous substances that people use.

The Cycle of Self-Harming

The Cycle of Self-Harming

This blog post was written by Jessica Schwartz It can be terrifying when someone we know is hurting themselves. Self-harm is usually a response to overwhelming emotion – most commonly anger or sadness – although it is also sometimes used to combat lack of emotion or...

5 Reasons People Self-Harm and How to Help

5 Reasons People Self-Harm and How to Help

People use self-harm as an outlet for overpowering feelings. They may be experiencing feelings of guilt, shame, loneliness, anxiety, sadness, or even anger. Self-harm can be different for everyone, but there are five common reasons people self-harm.

The Truth About Self-Harm

The Truth About Self-Harm

There is a lot of stigma around self-harm because of the lack of understanding around it. Some people might think that self-harm is a mental illness, or that it’s simply an attention-seeking behavior. Others might not know anything at all about or might not understand why someone would self-harm. For them, finding out that a loved one is self-harming might be especially upsetting and confusing. 

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