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Post of The Month (July)

Aidan is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Lucie,

You say you're still on medication and have had lots of therapy? Maybe it's a matter of revisiting old coping techniques and anything else like that, that therapy taught you?

And Drea is absolutely right! Even someone with everything material that they could ever want isn't insusceptible to mental illness. Any sex, race, age, class; it doesn't discriminate...
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  • Autism

    Hi .
    So I got diagnosed with higher functioning autism formerly asperges, on Wednesday. I have a limited understanding of autism and only know from my perspective what it is like. I wonder if anyone on here has a similar diagnosis?

    I have applied to go onto a post diagnosis hour session.
    Hope you have a nice day.

  • #2
    Hey hey! I have aspergers (ASD)

    Keep strong and remember who you are!


    • #3
      hey Louisa thats cool to know someone else. sorry i am finding it difficult to deal with the feelings side of being diagnosed.
      hope all is ok with you


      • #4
        I was diagnosed with high functioning autism last month, I get how you feel about it. I've been able to deal with it by thinking that I've always been like this, it's who I am, I'm different and that's ok.
        Alice xx


        • #5
          Hi Alice,
          Thanks for your reply and for understanding. I really liked your point of view and its something i will try to live by.


          • #6
            I was waiting for a diagnosis of autism, but I decided, 'hey, well it doesn't matter what label I have, I'm just the same, with the same problems and differences and traits, and that's amazing!'
            And I'm no longer having it seen too, and that's okay.

            So basically, I may or may not be autistic, or this and that or the other, but what I always am and always will be, is me. 'Me' is the only label I'll live with.
            SUCCESS is not final, FAILURE is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts


            • #7
              Hi aidan thanks for your reply yeah i got the diagnosis to help me be understood by others. But i like your idea of not having a label


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