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Aspergers & Autism

I am so, so tired of feeling inadequate, or like I don’t belong anywhere. It used to make me sad, but now it just makes me angry. I hate going through all motions, thinking I’ve found someone who “gets me” … only to be proven very wrong in the end. I will elaborate more at a later time when I...
These USA churches are good at dealing with mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.), Vineyard, Assembly of God, Foursquare Church (Links above are locators.) They are present in other countries, as well. (Do not discontinue taking your medicine without...
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It's been one of those weeks where I feel just drained physically and emotionally. I've been doing nothing but screwing up academically and socially apparently and I just feel isolated from the rest of the world. I've been listening to music to escape those dark thoughts, I'm not talking about...
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Good morning y'all! Today, my goal is to get to know you all a little better. So I have a question for you to comment below your personal opinion. I ask this with utmost respect and confessing I know very little about Aspies (I'm a BPD, and that's completely different). So my question is this...
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As I am typing this, I am trying to manage fidgeting with my tangle at the same time. If you have read my first post on this topic I tried stimming: Spinning rings, you probably know that this is not the first time I am trying to find a suitable stim toy for myself. You might also not be very...
Yesterday was a subpar day in almost every sense of the word for autistic me. Days on which I change outfits more than once before leaving the house always end up like this (I often do this when my routine is messed up). I forgot something important to give to a friend I met up with, my shoes...
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Often when emotional regulation comes up CBT is a therapy people go to. While that does make sense as it is an effective therapy for many and therefor easy to find it has never worked for me. I could not analyze emotions that I barely knew I had or talk about issues I could not break down or...
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WHAT IS ALEXITHYMIA? Alexithymia refers to trouble identifying and describing emotions. Most people learn about emotions from their parents. If your parents did not teach you about emotions or adequately respond to your emotional distress when you were a child, you may have trouble understanding...
INTRODUCTION Your beliefs and thoughts about yourself and others influences your emotions and how you feel. Negative or inaccurate beliefs can make you feel worse, make bad decisions, avoid people, and result in depression or anxiety. Learning to form more accurate and helpful beliefs can help...
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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SELF-ESTEEM The best way to improve your self-esteem is to change the way you think about yourself. Basing your self-esteem on accomplishments, success, or how you compare to other people can make you insecure, self-absorbed, or self-conscious. ACCEPT THAT NO ONE IS PERFECT...
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I really want nothing more but to help others during this challenging period in history. ESPECIALLY other disabled folks, because I know I'm not alone in my struggles right now. Or my feelings (like everyone has forgotten we exist or matter). I am making this resource list because I know some...
So, how on earth did I get into this Zen lark? It's a fairly typical story, I should imagine. I discovered the wonderful power of mindful meditation to manage the stress, pain and uncertainty of this strange condition that we're all on this site discussing. I'm sure most of you will have...
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Since I didn't already know how to go about being in public and carrying out tasks successfully, I asked my counselor for help and she always gave me the right advice. If I had any issues with my classes or registration she would tell me exactly what to do and what I should do incase things...
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I was new in college (back in 2015) when I noticed that I had a difficult time acclimating to things. I was always busy on campus dealing with registration and classes, and I was at that campus by myself. Everyday I couldn't wait till I was back home where it was safe. I was afraid of doing...
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First of all, I wanna start this telling YOU that if you have been struggling all quarantine to complete one single task or you feel you're lazy and you haven't achieved anything in a month: That's okay, and you are not alone. We're all having a bad time, 'cause this is a PANDEMIC, not a...
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Hello all, as a child my family showed little interest in art, dance/theatre and music. I can't recall the radio or records (hey i'm old!) being a focus within my family unit, no dancing, pictures on the wall, trips that were culturally based or encouragement for myself or siblings in these...
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Have you stood in the check out lines at the supermarkets lately and noticed the number of headlines that are highlighting famous people that are claiming to be on the spectrum? Have you noticed in articles about people on the spectrum how the author uses examples of the high achieving...
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I recently switched careers from insurance (8 years) to becoming a hair stylist. Growing up people always turned to me for this, and I knew this is something I should persue because of my naturally artistic and giving nature. is the one of the top things that i could always do for free and not...
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Work in progress. Started this project today. Created as a self-expression of periodic long silences (various and unknown reasons). Unfinished piece. "Silence Unintentional" (c) meian 3/20
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