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The hidden shame of neurodiversity

I have not always been proud of myself, I have not always liked myself.

For years I let the negative taunts from school (teachers and peers) stay in the forefront of my mind. Letting those voices replay, over and over

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Dyslexia – Don’t call me stupid

Dyslexia is a neurological disorder condition that is lifelong and does not get better with age, although people do develop complex coping strategies. The disorder affects individuals in varying degrees of severity.

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What is neurodiversity?

There is a growing group of people who believe that neurodiversity is a natural and valuable form of human difference.

Neurodiversity is an understanding that not all brains work in the same way. Neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences are natural and should be respected as such.

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Impact of ill mental health in the LGBTQ+ community

Stigma: “The disapproval of an individual or group based on perceivable social characteristics that separate them from other members of society.”
Discrimination: “The unjust treatment of different categories of people, on grounds of race, sex, age, sexuality or disability.”
When supporting individuals with complex and varied mental ill health, it’s important to consider other factors that may hinder their recovery journey.

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