A late diagnosis of autism can be affirming as well as confusing. Is it important to go through a formal autism assessment? Do the opinions of other people matter? What does self-diagnosis mean?
When someone’s mental illness is so severe that suicide feels like the only option, they’re not being stupid, silly or selfish, the chemicals in their brain have altered such that their thoughts are no longer their own. Let me explain why some language used around suicide is unhelpful.
We’re making a lot of progress as more people get involved in talking about mental illness but it’s still very difficult for individuals to put their hands up and say “I’m struggling”. I believe fear […]