Talk of people using MH as an insult 

I'm so tired of seeing people use autism as an insult for what they perceive as something dumb. I just want to shove their face in studies showing them people on the spectrum tend to be more intelligent and focused due to social akwardness or lack of understanding social cues. As I told my psych, I don't need a formal diagnosis because it don't matter. It's not like my depression and anxiety that cause me to physically get sick if stressed.

Talk of people using MH as an insult 

Also, my dyslexia which is all over that spectrum doesn't mean I can't type with spellcheck. It just means I might move a word, misspell it so badly spellcheck doesn't know what I'm saying, or reverse or mistype numbers. Now, writing is different. I am slow. Filling out doctor paperwork takes double that of some one else...again, doesn't mean I'm dumb.

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Talk of people using MH as an insult 

I have OCD tendencies, but not OCD. It's hereditary and causes me to semi-hoard "important" things. Though, I do throw them out later. I also have really anal things I HAVE to do with mixed candies and other assorted things...like Tums. And once washed my hands so much over time they bled. But it's just tendencies- not full blown OCD and though it's not usually an insult - you don't have it just because you wash your hands once after touching raw meat.

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Talk of people using MH as an insult 

There is also the word triggered being used incorrectly. People telling others to kill themselves. Or just plain not understanding what anxiety or depression is "I'm nervous when in the store too and I'm fine (yeah, I AM nervous because AFAB, but that ain't it)""Just think happy thoughts (I'm not trying to fly Peter)."

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Talk of people using MH as an insult 

There os also the ADD/ADHD stigma because people use it to mean they are antsy. Even before I was diagnosed I couldn't sit still. My sister has it, and I my parents were told I had it when young (they didn't treat me because at the time it was not being done correctly). I over focus because I was taught to, but I recently needed meds because I can't even do that. This thread is my mind rambling atm.

Talk of people using MH as an insult 

None of this, none, means I'm of low intelligence - period. I won't post this on Twitter because last time I brought any of this up, then accidentally pissed off a mob, they bombarded the thread.

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