Tag Archives: Autism

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the first full week of October, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we … Continue reading

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Is it a Mental Illness or a Mental Disorder?

A few months ago, someone told me that autism was not a mental illness and that when people call it that, they are wrong. Today someone challenged me again that autism is not a  mental illness, but a mental disorder. Is having a … Continue reading

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Feature Story: What it’s Like to Live with Autism

What It’s Like to Live with Autism For a bit of background info, I’m a 19 year old Law Student at Queen’s University Belfast, and I have Asperger’s Syndrome, which was diagnosed when I was 14. I also run a … Continue reading

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THE DSM-5 Made Easy To Understand

WHAT IS THE DSM-5? It’s often referred to as the psychiatrist’s bible. DSM stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults. It lists known causes of these disorders, … Continue reading

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Is Enough Being Done to Prevent Situations like the Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary?

First,my thoughts and prayers are with the families of all the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.  I can’t imagine what they are going through. However, I am sure, one question that they are most likely asking is … Continue reading

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