Nominated at 12 to attend a School for the Gifted – Autism

Autism and Gifted

Body The human experience is one that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. I had a difficult childhood which only Neurodivergent folk would be able to relate to. Confused, anxious, high-strung, always alert, always watching, always analyzing. I was a skinny kid with low muscle tone. My appetite was just enough…… Continue reading Nominated at 12 to attend a School for the Gifted – Autism

Day 10 post failed suicide attempt – Choose day

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5:00am Nurse takes blood pressure. Breakfast. Shower. Wait for Psychiatrist. It is Tuesday today… Tuesday: Old English Tīwesdæg ‘day of Tīw’, a Germanic god of war and the sky.Google I never could understand why ‘days’ felt different to people. Some hated Monday, some loved Wednesday, most wait for Friday and Saturday. Religious folk (most of them) practice…… Continue reading Day 10 post failed suicide attempt – Choose day

High functioning Autistic Savant Syndrome – surprised to try and commit suicide

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‘Has anyone ever spoken to you about autism?’ my Psychiatrist asked after only 5 minutes of conversation in our first consultation session at the psychiatric ward post my failed suicide attempt. I tried to commit suicide 12 hours earlier on a Saturday evening. I drove out into the mountains, to be close to nature. I…… Continue reading High functioning Autistic Savant Syndrome – surprised to try and commit suicide