The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum
By: Jeanette Purkis(Author) Emma Goodall(Contributor) Jane Nugent(Contributor)
Filled with strategies and advice, this empowering guide presents practical ways to improve the mental wellbeing of people on the Autism Spectrum.
This helpful guide focusses on the specific difficulties that can arise for people on the autism spectrum who may also experience a mental illness. The book includes information on common mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, as well as strategies for improving sleep patterns and mindfulness. Providing guidance on the benefits and drawbacks of therapy pets, medication, and psychotherapy, the authors offer balanced perspectives on treatment options and introduce self-help strategies tailored to meet your needs and improve your mental wellbeing. A number of short personal narratives from people on the autism spectrum and mental health issues illustrate the text.
The book also includes a list of resources, books and organisations that can provide further support and inspiration.
This book is more than just another resource tool for those of us living with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). It is a guide book for all those bumps in the road that offer a variety of options and confuse us or catch us unawares. It takes our mental health threats and draws a map to aid navigation around or through these. Its clear and concise explanations plus practical application make it a must have for anyone living with and supporting ASC individuals. --from the foreword by Wenn Lawson, PhD, CPsychol, lecturer, and author of Older Adults and Autism Spectrum ConditionsThis guide lives up to my high expectations and the authors' wisdom continues to guide my practice and challenge what I understand about autism. In my opinion, this is an essential resource for not only the person affected but also the people in their lives. --from the foreword by Kirsty Dempster-Rivett, MSocSci PGDip Psych (Clin.)
||The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum
||Jeanette Purkis(Author) Emma Goodall(Contributor) Jane Nugent(Contributor)
||Jessica Kingsley Publishers (21 Mar. 2016)
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