Autism is not a mental illness, yet some individuals living with autism have a co-occurring mental disorder. The major mental illnesses that can show up in adults with autism are: Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety is quite common in the autistic community. Around 40% of individuals with Autism have at least one anxiety disorder in comparison to… Read More Autism and Mental Illness
Sexual assault and sexual abuse are umbrella terms used to apply to a variety of sex offenses. They are painful experiences that can happen to anyone no matter their gender, sexuality, and economic status. Ninety percent of all rapes are committed against women, with 1 and six women experiencing rape, and one in five girls and one… Read More Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Hip-Hop has long mentioned mental illness before Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West made it front news. Early pioneers were DMX, who expressed his struggles in his 1998 song, “Slippin,” from his sophomore album Blood of My Blood, Flesh of my Flesh and Eminem, who frequently mentions his self-doubt, depression, and addiction in… Read More Hip Hop Therapy
During my senior year of college, I interned at the nonprofit organization, PREP San Francisco. PREP (Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis) specializes in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment for people with schizophrenia. For those who don’t know, Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, and movement disorders. At this… Read More My Time at Prep Wellness SF
Since dating my boyfriend, he’s introduced me to playing video games. Currently, we are playing Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the Wii U, and its super fun despite me struggling with the numb chuck remote at times. It’s an activity that has made us closer, and better as a couple. It got me thinking about… Read More Video Game Aiding Therapy?