I invite you to ask me any question related to mental health and neurodivergent/neurodiverse conditions.
If you want to know how my words of advice can look like, here's an example:
Hey Selene, should I disclose my diagnosis or not?
You can send me your question by:
- commenting below the article on Selene's Shadow Realm (you don't need an account for doing this)
- posting here in this thread on the Spectrum (combine it with the hide BBCode to feel more comfortable)
- using the contact form on Modding on the Spectrum if you want an extra portion of discreetness
- writing me a personal message on Nexus Mods
Please understand that I cannot answer your questions right away due to my limited amount of free time and the other stuff in my pipeline of projects. I will collect the questions instead to build up a pool. From time to time, I pick something from this pool - maybe combine it with another question (when I think they fit well together) - and write about the picked subject in the Neurodiversity hub on Modding on Spectrum. All answered question are marked with the #AskSelene31Something hashtag* so they can easily be found.
But if you currently experience a crisis and can't wait for an answer, please call for example the crisis line. I mentioned more places to go in the Mental health first aid kit.
Because I'm not a professional, my words of advice don't replace psychological treatments and therapies.
I'm well aware that these subjects are very personal ones and it takes courage to entrust them to a stranger like me. It's very likely that I'm a stranger to you. Or maybe you think that I'm not qualified enough to be a adviser. But if you ask me, you don't need to be a professional to be able to help a person. How often do you ask a good friend and the members of your family for advice regarding your very own problems? I admit, problems related to mental health and neurodiversity are a bit different. You don't have to call a spade a spade. It often does help when you talk about the limitations that you have (e.g. sensitivity to noise).
It can take some time that I build enough trust that you can entrust yourself to me and I give you the time. My offer to be your "agony aunt" still stands.
Until then I use the pool of my own questions to fill the advice series .
* Yes, we have hashtags now
[hashtag]your tag[/hashtag](the # will be set automatically in front of the tag)
If you click on the hashtag, the forum search will be executed listing all posts which match the hashtag.