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Mental Health Literacy Guide 2022-07-12

The free 200+ page Mental Health Literacy Guide developed by Drs. Jonathan Weiss and Yona Lunsky at York University in consultation with a diverse group of autistic individuals provides a valuable and comprehensive resource both for autistic individuals to take care of their mental health, and for allies and caregivers to better understand how to provide support.

Introduction to the Guide 1- 4
Section 1: Mental Health Literacy 5 -13
Section 2: Understanding Mental Health 14-21
Section 3: Understanding Autism 22-34
Section 4: Understanding Mental Health within the Context of Autism 35-64
Section 5: Identifying Mental Health Problems in Autistic People 65-100
Section 6: Strategies to Promote Well-Being 101-146
Section 7: Autistic Mental Health and Formal Supports 147-170
Section 8: Navigating Crises, Emergencies and Pandemics 171-187
Section 9: For Family Caregivers 188-206
List of Resources 207-210
Glossary of Terms 211-215
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