Rewriting what ‘normal’ looks like.
For many autistic people, living in an often uncertain, volatile world can take its toll, whilst equally having to find strategies to adapt and accept the reality that confronts us. For all the adversity faced, especially by young adults, the damage on our own mental wellbeing can be serious.
Research over recent years has found 70% of autistic individuals would experience at least one mental health problem in their lifetime, but it is also known that many cases begin earlier on in life as young people are deeply affected by the struggles of mental illness years before adulthood. This proved to be the focus for a new campaign that young autistic people wanted to concentrate their efforts on.