Pay Your Autism Bill or Die Mental Illness and Lies My Brain Tells MeeBook - 2014
As a youngster I did not care so much about being close to other people or making good friendships. I had my trombone and it was a special interest and passion to play music. I spent countless hours each day practicing trombone because I enjoyed music. It was not until I became an adult probably around the age of 22 that I started having issues socially with social relationships. I was a late bloomer but when it hit, it really hit me hard. I guess the other kids had been practicing making friends for years. It is kind of like playing trombone. Many people do not realize the challenge in using social skills for those on the Autism Spectrum. Social Skills come naturally to most people. They do not need to practice them or think too hard. It is an unlearned skill that most people have. For me though socializing and making friends proved to be a lot like playing trombone. When I began to desire close friendships and romantic relationships I had major problems. I did not understand how to go about meeting people or getting them to be interested in getting to know me. In this book I will discuss how I learned to make friends in unhealthy ways out of desperation. I'll tell you things I did that did not work and even some things that I did that at the time I thought worked but did not really work in the long run. I will share some mistakes I made with you. It is my hope that by sharing some of my experiences others with Autism will be able to receive help. It is my hope that those people who help children with Autism like their parents or other autism professionals can read this short book and gain some valuable insight into how to help someone with Autism. I became convinced that I had to pay people money to like me. My brain played tricks on me and I believed my brain. I will discuss how I am learning to stop believing the lies my brain tells me. I am now learning how to make friends in more healthy and appropriate ways. Unhealthy relationships are harmful to our mental and emotional health. If you are someone who is in an unhealthy friendship or relationship I encourage you to reach out to someone you know to find support and end the relationships in your life that are hurting you. This book shares how I am learning to do that. From a near suicide attempt to making my first friend for free without paying my Autism bill. This book is my journey and fight with mental illness. Autism is a beautiful thing. I love myself for who I am. It is the mental illness part that can be hard to cope book. This book series will be a story of how I am coping with and overcoming Mental Illness.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Travis Breeding, 2014.
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