Tag: depression

Masking & Internalized Ableism

This post is a long one. Before going further: Trigger Warning: The following blog post explores suicide, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, bullying, and ableism in an attempt to dispel fog around these stigmatized issues. Proceed with care. I’ve written about masking before, but as a refresher—masking is when an autistic person pretends to be…

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“You’re autistic, but…”

For November 2018, I’m exploring different things people have said to me, then the internal thoughts those remarks stirred. “Yes, you’re autistic…” “…but you’re so high function.” “…but my rheumatoid arthritis is worse.” “…but it’s only barely, right?” Okay. So what is “only barely” autistic? What is “high function,” in your mind? Am I the…

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This is How I Spiral Up

This may or may not work for you. But I want to believe I can help you. I want to share what worked for me, hoping it’ll help you. This video is an excellent example of how co-morbid disorders work. Stroke patients become prone to sleeping disorders. Then sleeping disorders make them prone to depression.…

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Diffused Essential Oils for Depression

The following essential oils have been suggested for depression: basil; bergamot; cedarwood; chamomile; clary sage; jasmine; geranium; ginger; grapefruit; frankincense; lavender; orange; patchouli; peppermint; rose; rosemary; sandalwood; turmeric; vetiver; ylang-ylang. Reading Aromatherapy I recommend exploring the four links I embedded above, if you’d like to read more about the effects of specific essential oils; or…

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