Autism & Mental Health – Do ALL Autistic People Have Anxiety?

Many Autistic people have clinically elevated levels of anxiety or at least one anxiety disorder – OCD, GAD, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, or other Specific Phobia. Continue reading Autism & Mental Health – Do ALL Autistic People Have Anxiety?

Autism & Social Hangovers – My Autistic Experience with Alcohol & Social Anxiety

All right, everybody, so I wanted to share with you this week about something that I personally experienced before I found out I was autistic, and then I noticed it even more once I realized I was Autistic and that is a social hangover. Continue reading Autism & Social Hangovers – My Autistic Experience with Alcohol & Social Anxiety

Tantrum or Autistic Meltdown – How You Can Spot the Difference

At first meltdowns and tantrums can look alike, especially at first glance, but knowing the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum can help you to respond appropriately to the situation – by showing compassion and support to someone who is struggling.
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Autistic Mental Health – Neurodivergent Rebel with Haley Moss & Paul Austin

Hey everybody, this is Christa Holmans, Neurodivergent Rebel here and may is mental health awareness month. And however, you know, autistic mental health can differ from non-autistic mental health for a few reasons. And today I am back with Paul Austin, our resident “NT” and Haley Moss, who is the first openly autistic lawyer in Florida, to digest this issue. Continue reading Autistic Mental Health – Neurodivergent Rebel with Haley Moss & Paul Austin

Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6

In this episode, we about the struggles of anxiety disorders and how they tie into an autism diagnosis all too often. We explore the biological and social sides to anxiety, ways you notice your stress levels increasing, ways to prevent future panic attacks, and mindsets to develop in order to cope with the disorder. Continue reading Autism & Overcoming Anxiety Disorder (w/ Neurodivergent Rebel) – Thoughty Auti Podcast Episode #6

Managing Anxiety & Panic Attacks – an Autistic Perspective

If it’s really bad, I’ll start touching my chair with my hand next to me.  I might close my eyes and listen to the sounds in the room around me.  I will probably count and do breathing exercises.  Continue reading Managing Anxiety & Panic Attacks – an Autistic Perspective

Anxiety and Autism/Neurodiversity Issues on The Anxious Truth Podcast

This week I had the pleasure of being invited into The Anxious Truth Podcast. We discuss some of the overlapping issues found in both anxiety disorders and autism and other neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD.  Continue reading Anxiety and Autism/Neurodiversity Issues on The Anxious Truth Podcast

Fight, Flight, Freeze – An Autistic Perspective – the Fight or Flight Response

If there’s danger, those signals are supposed to tell you to run away or protect yourself.  But unfortunately, for some people, for different reasons, that fight or flight response might be being triggered in situations that aren’t useful. . . Continue reading Fight, Flight, Freeze – An Autistic Perspective – the Fight or Flight Response