An update on Asperger’s and functioning labels

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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  The first thing i’d like to do in this article is unequivocally apologize for referring to my place on the spectrum as “high functioning,” This designation plays into the false dichotomy of high and low functioning Autism, when really there are just different dots on an unnumbered spectrum. I used that terminology because my…

Mental Health Resources for Black Folks

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I’m not going to wax white poetic. Now isn’t the time or space for my whiteness. But I get enough views on this little blog that I should provide these resources. Below are ways for black folks who read this to access the mental health resources you deserve and that you may be needing now…

The Philosophy of Suicide

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Please do take all I write here with a grain of salt. I’m just a philosophy major and I’ve not yet taken a class, but I do pride myself on being able to compound information and spit it out cohesively rather well, as well as being able to logic things out, so to speak, passably…

My Diagnosis and Medication Journey

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When I was in seventh grade, I was pulling my hair out. By the time I got to eighth grade, I’d stopped hair pulling. After a friend said something that made me sad and my mother found me sobbing on my bed, she sent me to a therapist.   At this point, here was my…

On Coping Mechanisms: Thank You, Evan Hansen

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A few months back, I wrote about my relationship with the TV show Gilmore Girls in regards to my mental health, and I decided to do something similar It seems almost inevitable that Dear Evan Hansen, a musical about young adults struggling with depression and anxiety (among other things) be tackled on this blog.  However,…

Nature and Therapy

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Anyone who knows me knows, too, that aside from my parents’ apartments in the Connecticut suburbs, I call a few acres in the middle of the lush woods of Vesuvius, Virginia, home. In a similar manner, I call the mental hospital I’ve spent the most time at my home, too. I was inspired to make…

Wealth and Mental Health

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Boy, am I lucky. I’ve been privy to some of the most elite treatment centers in the country. My family may  not be particularly well off, but I happen to live in a geographic area that allows for my placement in the best programs. When I was sent to the emergency room, on three occasions…

Disconnection and Rejection: A Schema Introduction

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Let’s say your dad walked out on you as a child. You now have a robust abandonment complex (or schema, as I’ll introduce it). When people try to leave your life, you scratch and claw onto them in order to get them to stay. You go out of your way to cling onto people and…

4 Signs That You Need Psychotherapy

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I’m a firm believer that everyone would benefit from seeing a therapist. No matter how rosy our lives may seem, there is always a higher level of self awareness that we can achieve, one that can be derived from an educated outside perspective. That being said, therapy isn’t cheap. So, whether or not to see…

Photos: Scenes from a Mental Hospital

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I’ve compiled a set of items, papers, and other memorabilia from my two stays in mental hospitals. I’ve been in significant inpatient treatment twice, and have accrued quite a box of items to remember those stays by. Hopefully, sharing these pictures with you, accompanied by brief descriptions, will help you develop a better understanding of…

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