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How I got my autism diagnosis

In October of 2021, I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am not one to keep quiet about mental health or other stigmas, so I have already shared my diagnosis with most people in my surroundings. However, one thing that really bothers me is that a lot of people tend to think getting a diagnosis is really easy, and that everyone has “a label” nowadays. This is something that I would like to counteract, so in this post I will be sharing the process I went through to get my diagnosis. I also hope this will offer insight for those who might be considering going into a diagnostic process.

In order to give you a better picture of what the process was like, I have included dates with every step that I took. I even went back into last year’s diary to look these up. I am sure this will show you that it is in fact not at all easy to get a diagnosis and it takes a lot of patience and perseverance. However, I also want to reiterate that getting a diagnosis can be absolutely worth it and help you a long way. I don’t want anyone to feel discouraged to take on that journey, because for me it was worth every bit of time and energy that went into it.

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10 Songs That Sound Like Depression

10 Songs That Sound Like Depression

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If you’re keeping up with my blog, surely it can’t have escaped your attention that I have lots of experience with mental illnesses. So in light of Mental Health Awareness Month, I have devised a list of songs that sound just like that inner voice expressing your depression/anxiety. Enjoy?

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How Sleep Therapy Changed My Routine

How Sleep Therapy Changed My Routine

I have had sleep issues as long as I have been battling mental health issues, which is coming down to a rough total of ten years. However, it had somehow never occurred to me to seek out help for this specific problem.

Finally, this year, I was offered the chance to partake in sleep therapy as a way to keep me occupied while on the wait-list for treatment. For six consecutive weeks I would be learning all about sleep health, and how lifestyle and mentality can affect your rhythm. In this post I’ve summarised for you how the sleep therapy treatment has effectively changed my routine.

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Why I’ve Refused Therapy Treatment (And Why That’s Okay)

Why I've Refused Therapy Treatment

After spending months on a wait-list, with no clear indication whatsoever when I would be able to start therapy, I got a phone call out of the blue that they were finally offering me treatment. Clearly, they too felt it had taken long enough. They were absolutely right, but I just sat with one problem: I felt no connection at all with the therapist in question. So, I refused their offer.

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