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Tue, Jan 29 3:02pm · Frontotemporal Dementia in Brain & Nervous System

I don't have experience with this disease but wanted to address the fact that he lies to his therapist. If you haven't already, you can call the therapist and not ASK for information BUT tell them what you are experiencing/observing with your husband. This gives them a heads up when they are meeting with him, etc.

Oct 29, 2018 · Autism & the difficulty of getting & doing a job in Mental Health

I can give you many suggestions but not sure if all will apply to you. His ability to find a job might depend on the type of work he seeks, his schedule, his transportation and the geographic area. In general, he should network as much as possible. If he's not comfortable doing it in person, he can do it on social sites. He should join LinkedIn Alumni groups for his college and also for his major. He can then post the type of work/schedule he's seeking. Also, check local unemployment offices for postings, staffing firms if he has full days available to work, etc. He can search using the term part time or internship (some are paid). He can also check local Facebook groups about jobs. Of course, he should work with his college's placement office as well. There are some staffing firms that work with individuals having disabilities if he wants to self identify and work with them. I hope this is helpful if there are any specific queries you have do not hesitate to ask.

Oct 26, 2018 · Autism & the difficulty of getting & doing a job in Mental Health

You are correct! People fear the unknown so unless they have had experience with a disability or a diverse individual they will not "get it". Good news is that many many companies are moving towards diversity hiring initiatives. Not only to hire but to educate their current employees, understand accommodations, etc. It is a slow process because of so many people involved but at conferences, etc. all the buzz is about this and how to make the change etc. Hope is on the horizon!

Oct 19, 2018 · Autism & the difficulty of getting & doing a job in Mental Health

Slowly things are changing. Large companies now want to have a diversified work force. They are seeking training, advice, etc. in how to do this. Not only how to best accommodate what an employee may need but also how to train managers and staff to understand what someone may need or not need, etc. I know the initial success stories are coming out in the IT field for those with Aspergers that are very talented with computers. However, there are also places that are working with people to do packaging and warehouse and creative fields as well. Don't give up as I think things are getting better for everyone with any type of disability or disabilities.

Oct 19, 2018 · ~ Lonesome ~ in Mental Health

Dogs are such wonderful companions, always there for us. Until you can get another dog why don't you share some of your love with your local shelter or rescue group if that is possible. I know they always need walkers or people to help them. It's a good way to give some of your love to those who need it and it will make you feel better too.

Jul 27, 2018 · Adults On The Autism Spectrum in Mental Health

Absolutely an animal lover and a believer in how they can help people with all types of ailments. If a person is unable to have their own pets they can volunteer at shelters and help socialize cats or walk dogs etc.. You can even go to dog parks and just visit the pets/owners there because USUALLY dogs brought to a dog park are friendly and get along with other dogs, etc.
I was also involved with both my children and my pets with our local 4H in the Pet Therapy group. We visited assisted living places, the VA homes, etc. What a joy to see how those residents even the bed-ridden ones loved seeing the pets.

Jul 26, 2018 · Living with a partner who has mental health in Mental Health

It's very, very difficult to see a loved one suffer and decline. I joined support groups such as DBSA (Depression BiPolar Support Association) and NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness). There may be more in your area at hospitals or mental health centers. I encourage you to seek them out.
Prayers with you.

Jul 20, 2018 · Anyone Else With PTSD? in Mental Health

I sound like a broken record but once again, my DBSA (depression, bipolar support association) group has many participants that have PTSD in addition to their other challenges. I know this because some of them have mentioned PTSD when speaking. I guess I'm saying not to judge any group by just its "name" as the members are all unique and may be able to offer some help to you.