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Best of Our Blogs: April 5, 2019

I read a post on the benefits of a difficult childhood and it made me wonder if there are any redeeming qualities of mental illness.

Has dealing with illness made you more empathetic, resilient and connected to the world in a meaningful way?

Has knowing someone with mental illness given you compassion, gratitude and strength?

This is a difficult topic and one I wouldn’t want to wash away with the brush of Pollyanna thinking. But are there things about pain in general, that has changed your life for the better? I think it’s worth considering.

Stop Focusing On Narcissist Types and Start Investigating These Toxic Red Flags
(Liberation After Narcissistic Abuse) – Drop the checklist. The next time you meet someone who smells like a narcissist, look for these signs instead.

10 Things Autistic People Wished You Knew about April & “Autism Awareness Month”
(Unapologetically Aspie) – April is Autism Awareness, but before you start posting, fundraising and spreading the celebratory news, autistic adults want you to read this.

4 Behaviors the Unloved Daughter Should Always Stand Up To
(Knotted) – You put up with it because you were raised to tolerate more than you should. Here’s why you need to stop doing it and start sticking up for yourself.

How Many of Those “Weird” Kids in School Were Actually on the Autism Spectrum?
(Childhood Behavioral Concerns) – This will make you look at your old high school classmates differently.

Personal Factors of the Parent that Impact ABA Parent Training
(Reflections on Applied Behavioral Analysis) – This is a must-read for ABA professionals and any clinical service provider who works with parents of clients with autism spectrum disorder.

Best of Our Blogs: April 5, 2019

Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website

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Uyemura, B. (2019). Best of Our Blogs: April 5, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 29, 2020, from
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