Mental Illness/Learning Disability

Asperger Syndrome Partner Information Australia (ASPIA)

Handbook for partners of adults with Asperger Syndrome:   paperback  or  e-book

BIFF Response

This site discusses how to manage exchanges with “high conflict people” but it does not consider the degree of high conflict we mostly deal with on this blog. Their advice really isn’t geared toward the difficulties of dealing with the average conscience-deficient evil abuser —  evil people who know what they are doing and why they are doing it and whose purpose is control and dominance.

 They are mostly about non-abusers who are socially challenged in some way and so become difficult. However, that does not mean what they have to say is not valuable or would not be helpful for some situations our readers may be dealing with.  Some of what they say can be helpful for abuse victims, especially the article on responding to emails.

They have a section on high conflict people at work and a ton of stuff on divorce.  We are not sure their divorce stuff is all that helpful for domestic abuse situations, though.  And one of their suggestions would be contraindicated in dealing with abusers: what they call the E.A.R. method, which is give Empathy (we are already lost right there), Attention, and Respect.  Noooooo……

So readers, when you visit this site, just bear these caveats in mind.

How to Help a Friend, Family Member or Co-worker with a Mental Health Illness or Crisis

by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Resistance to Violence: A Key Symptom of Chronic Mental Wellness

Used with the permission of Allan Wade.

by Martine Renoux & Allan Wade (secular therapists). This article was originally discussed on Barbara Robert’s Not Under Bondage blog many years ago, and although the original discussion no longer exists, the article contains information readers might find helpful.

The Life We Never Expected: Hopeful Reflections on the Challenges of Parenting Children with Special Needs

Andrew and Rachel Wilson know what it means to live a life they never expected.  As the parents of two children with special needs (autism), their story mingles deep pain with deep joy in unexpected places.  With raw honesty, they share about the challenges they face on a daily basis — all the while teaching what it means to weep, worship, wait, and hope in the Lord.  Offering encouragement rooted in God’s Word, this book will help you cling to Jesus and fight for joy when faced with a life you never expected.

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