Aspies on mental health : speaking for ourselves

By: Beardon, Luke.
Contributor(s): Worton, Dean | Christmas, Janet | et al.
Series: Adults Speak Out About Asperger Syndrome Series.Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011Description: 192 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781849051521.Subject(s): ASPERGER SYNDROME | MENTAL HEALTH | DEPRESSION | ANXIETY | SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOUR | MEDICATIONS | HEALTH SERVICES | ALCOHOL | COPING
Contents:
Mental health services and me : what worked, and what didn't / Janet Christmas Coping with depression : positive advice for Aspies / Debbie Allen My fur-lined bucket : alternative methods of dealing with mental health issues / E. Veronica Bliss This Aspie life : the undiagnosed Aspie experience / 8ball A colourful rainbow : embracing autism as a neurological difference, rather than a mental health disorder / Melanie Smith Getting the right diagnosis, and its impact on mental health : is this the best the NHS can do? / Cornish Positive mental attitude: coping with setbacks, knowing your own strengths, and finding happiness any way you can / Dean Worton "It's all in your head" : the dangers of misdiagnosis / Neil Shepherd A fairytale life it isn't (AKA Chapter 9) : alcohol, self-harm, and the benefits of exercise / Alexandra Brown "Getting my life back" : a mother's struggle to get mental health services for herself and her son / Anne Henderson A week in the life of : strategies for maintaining mental health as an Aspie / Steve Jarvis My plastic bubble : dealing with depression, anxiety, and low self-confidence / Wendy Lim The art of being content : Asperger syndrome, Buddhism, and me / Chris Mitchell A journey looking for answers about the way I am / Anthony Sclafani A label that fits : diagnoses, self-harm, and mental health / Natasha Goldthorpe Through the looking glass into Lynette land : making humour work / Lynette Marshall Mental health and the workplace : dealing with criticism, coping with stress, and taking control of your environment / Christopher Wilson.
Summary: "People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can be particularly at risk of developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Here, adults with Asperger Syndrome speak out about their own experiences of mental health issues, offering sound advice for other Aspies and providing valuable insights for family, friends and also for mental health professionals. Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis, sectioning, counselling, medication and battles with mental health services, the book provides a window into how people with AS experience mental health issues, and what can be done to help. The individual accounts describe innovative coping strategies and methods for maintaining emotional and psychological wellbeing as well as practical advice on things like how to stay positive and deal with day-to-day stress and meltdowns." - BOOK JACKET
List(s) this item appears in: Managing anxiety in children and teens. Oct 2018 CM | Teen programme- Explore May 2021 | Anxiety in autistic teens. Nov 2021
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"People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can be particularly at risk of developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Here, adults with Asperger Syndrome speak out about their own experiences of mental health issues, offering sound advice for other Aspies and providing valuable insights for family, friends and also for mental health professionals.
Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis, sectioning, counselling, medication and battles with mental health services, the book provides a window into how people with AS experience mental health issues, and what can be done to help. The individual accounts describe innovative coping strategies and methods for maintaining emotional and psychological wellbeing as well as practical advice on things like how to stay positive and deal with day-to-day stress and meltdowns." - BOOK JACKET

Mental health services and me : what worked, and what didn't / Janet Christmas
Coping with depression : positive advice for Aspies / Debbie Allen
My fur-lined bucket : alternative methods of dealing with mental health issues / E. Veronica Bliss
This Aspie life : the undiagnosed Aspie experience / 8ball
A colourful rainbow : embracing autism as a neurological difference, rather than a mental health disorder / Melanie Smith
Getting the right diagnosis, and its impact on mental health : is this the best the NHS can do? / Cornish
Positive mental attitude: coping with setbacks, knowing your own strengths, and finding happiness any way you can / Dean Worton
"It's all in your head" : the dangers of misdiagnosis / Neil Shepherd
A fairytale life it isn't (AKA Chapter 9) : alcohol, self-harm, and the benefits of exercise / Alexandra Brown
"Getting my life back" : a mother's struggle to get mental health services for herself and her son / Anne Henderson
A week in the life of : strategies for maintaining mental health as an Aspie / Steve Jarvis
My plastic bubble : dealing with depression, anxiety, and low self-confidence / Wendy Lim
The art of being content : Asperger syndrome, Buddhism, and me / Chris Mitchell
A journey looking for answers about the way I am / Anthony Sclafani
A label that fits : diagnoses, self-harm, and mental health / Natasha Goldthorpe
Through the looking glass into Lynette land : making humour work / Lynette Marshall
Mental health and the workplace : dealing with criticism, coping with stress, and taking control of your environment / Christopher Wilson.

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