Although autism is not a mental illness, there is a connection. The stress of either being on the autism spectrum or caring for someone on the autism spectrum can greatly affect mental health.
I had an opportunity recently to talk to Jordan Berta on his podcast, The Unspoken Conversation. Jordan has a tremendous passion for expanding the conversation about mental health. In this episode, I talk about how autism has influenced mental health within our family.
You can listen to the episode here.