another journal because important messageWhen someone is depressed, it is difficult for them, but also difficult for family and friends to know what to say and do. Below is a list of suggestions that we hope you find helpful.another journal because important message by hushed-lullabies
DO learn everything you can about this disorder. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to know what to expect.
DO realize I am angry and frustrated with the disorder, NOT with you.
DO let me know you are available to help me when I ask. I'll be grateful.
DO understand why I cancel plans, sometimes at the last minute.
DO continue to invite me to all the activities. I never know from day to day or minute to minute how I will feel and just because I am not able to participate one day does not mean I won't be able to today.
DO feel that you have the right to ask about my doctor or therapist appointments - but DON'T ask me if I'm taking my medications if I'm legitimately upset about something.
DO continue to call me, even when I only seem to want a brief conversation.
DO send cards, notes, and ot
Asperger'sAsperger's, Autism, High-functioning Autism, or anything elseAsperger's by NickelParkLavigne
It isn't easy to deal with
Not a disease, you don't catch it
Just a condition people hardly understand
There is no basic definition, but includes
From my experience?
Regretting what I did
Withdrawn from the world
What a freak
Do something else for a change
She keeps to herself
Do you ever talk?
You should try to make friends
Why are you so clumsy?
You feel lonely
Desperate to make friends
Yet you're knocked down
Make one mistake
You're a freak
And you start to think
What's the point?