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‘Love on The Spectrum’ Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Worth Watching

  Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum is worth the watch. If we support content about autistic people, it can lead to more autistic-centered content.   Katie Cloyd   August 17, 2020, 6:00 AM PDT·6 mins read     It took me a week or two to convince myself to watch Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum. As […]

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Jenny McCarthy’s Warrior Spirit | Oprah.com | Circa September 24, 2008

Published 09/24/2008    Since her son was diagnosed with autism in 2004, actress Jenny McCarthy has become an outspoken advocate for parents fighting the same battle. She’s marched on Washington, made dozens of speeches to concerned moms and dads and spoken about the neurological disorder on The Oprah Show. Jenny has also written about her experiences in Louder Than […]

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Telehealth is Helping New York Tackle Our Mental Health Crisis, But It Must Be Funded

When we first met Alice two years ago, she suffered from schizophrenia, depression, uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Even though we set up pill boxes for her and arranged home health aides, she chose to seek treatment only in emergency rooms. Her health continued to deteriorate.  Last year, Alice finally began to engage in […]

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New documentary explores how America declassified homosexuality as a mental illness

Cured, which premieres on 24 August, explores the movement which caused the APA to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973. A new documentary, Cured, is due to make its debut at the virtual edition of Outfest Los Angeles on 24 August. Deadline reports […]

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Family mental health crisis: Parental depression, anxiety during COVID-19 will affect kids too

Parents of young children are reporting alarming increases in anxiety and depression during COVID-19. This is not only a risk to parents’ mental health, but also to children’s long-term well-being. ++++++++++++++++ For most parents, to say the the COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful would be a dramatic understatement. The combination of financial pressure, loss of […]

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I was bullied for being autistic but photographing animals helped me | Metro News

By Alfie Bowen Monday 17 Aug 2020 10:30 am I had been watching three rhinos up close for two hours at Africa Alive! safari park in Suffolk and nothing had really happened, they were happily grazing and paying little attention to me. Suddenly, sparks flew, and all three began charging around. It was an amazing […]

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‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Fires Three Top Producers – Variety

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has overhauled its senior production team in the wake of accusations of racial insensitivity, sexual misconduct and other problems in the work environment at the long-running daytime talk show. Three senior producers — executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman — have been ousted from the Warner Bros.-distributed syndicated strip following damning allegations […]