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The Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism

August 24, 2022
The Mental Health Literacy Guide for Autism is meant for Autistic adults, family members, professionals, policy-makers & leaders. The goal of the guide is to provide knowledge about the factors that can impact Autistic mental health. It highlights how context & individual experiences play roles one’s mental health, and how societal acceptance and appreciation of autism is critical for the better support and well-being of Autistic adults.

Supporting Autistic Adults with Mental Health Challenges

May 25, 2022
Jake Anthony is an AutismBC content collaborator and an advocate for people with diverse abilities.

Respite Basics

May 3, 2022
What is respite, where do you find respite, and how do you pay for respite? Definition of Respite: “A period of temporary delay”  “An interval […]

Autism Acceptance Month 2022

April 1, 2022
Why is Intersectionality Important? In pop culture and on social media, autism looks like a white boy with high support needs. His autistic behaviours are […]

Julia Mitchell

January 4, 2022
From Anxiety and ADHD to Autism I refer to myself interchangeably (I have autism / I am autistic); however, I prefer it when other people […]

How do I support my adult autistic friend whose mental health is on a decline?

September 30, 2021
One of my friends is an autistic adult. Their mental health has declined over the last few months as a result of increased isolation. I […]

Janette T. Bundic

July 27, 2021
Janette’s Story I identify as person first and then autism second. So, I prefer to be referred to as someone having autism or a woman […]

Iris Gray: Autism, Pride, and Mental Health

May 30, 2021
My Mental Health Journey I am bisexual and autistic, diagnosed in 2005. I have been diagnosed with Depression (specifically Dysthymia) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Dysthymia […]

Noelle Smith: Meditation and Mental Health

May 25, 2021
Content Warning: Bullying, diagnosis, school, mental health, suicide attempts “The Journey to Myself Through Yoga.” Hello, My name is Noelle Smith and I would like […]

A Mother’s Journey with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

May 8, 2021
I cannot remember a time when my mental health wasn’t impacted by OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). I was an only child, but my OCD felt like a bratty invisible sibling, following me around relentlessly. The earliest experiences with OCD I can recall were in grade two. I remember […]

What’s the Connection between Autism and Mental Health?

May 3, 2021
  Due to a range of biological and/or environmental factors, many autistic people face conditions such as Depression, General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), ADHD/ADD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder […]

3 Tips to Become Stigma-Free around Mental Health

May 1, 2021
Hello! My name is Madeleine and I work for the Stigma-Free Society. We are a Canadian charity that aims to reduce stigmas of all kinds […]
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