Khali Raymond

My name is Khali Raymond and I am eighteen years old. I am also an author, poet, and rapper. I want to share my story so I can help break the stigma and shed light on others who are going through the same thing as I am.

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November 11, 2017

Imagine yourself in a room full of people. All of those people are laughing and mingling. Meanwhile, you aren’t. You’re sitting there in the corner all alone, watching everyone make nice with each other. Nobody doesn’t even acknowledge that you’re there. You just sit there, crushed from the inside. You have trouble expressing yourself because you don’t know how to. Your fear of being rejected eats you up. Your fear or feeling...

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December 19, 2018

To live with a mental illness can be a very lonely and isolating time in a person’s life, a fact I know very well still battling my way to recovery as I write this. We all know the statistics, in the U.K. 1 in 4 are suffering from a mental illness. Sadly, so many are suffering in silence and far too many are losing their lives to Mental Illnesses, one sad example this year was Claire Greaves who lost her battle with Anorexia.

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June 21, 2018

I want to talk about something slightly outside of Autism and Mental Health today, although very much related to the subject of Hidden Disabilities. I haven’t shared much on my physical conditions, all of which were diagnosed a few years ago, although much like my Autism, its been something I have struggled with under different labels throughout my life. I want to raise awareness not so much about the said conditions individua...

March 13, 2018

I could start with the obvious and say I always felt different from everyone else and how I got diagnosed and my journey there but this is not what this is about. This is about my life for the past year and perhaps some advice about how to deal with unhealthy environments. For context my conditions include ASD, tourettes syndrome, dyspraxia, IBS and a learning difficulty along with anxiety and depression (depression is undiagn...

February 15, 2018

It’s half 3 on a cold Wednesday morning and I’m typing this up as I can’t sleep as my head is all over the place right now.

See I’m the girl who can’t take a phone call without shaking like a leaf. I can’t speak on the phone if I don’t personally know you. I used to be able to phone any random number and talk for hours. Funny how things change eh?

Now I’m the opposite. I can’t bare talking on the phone for 5 minutes with any ran...

February 14, 2018

Maintaining a healthy routine can be an essential aspect of daily living when on the Autistic Spectrum, it can lead to stability and make life more bearable. Although it can also make life very complicated and build very big walls that can limit what someone is able to cope with. What many don’t understand is why it’s so important to those with Autism, what can be involved, how it interacts with other aspects of Autism or the...

December 27, 2017

Well, I thought I should talk about my son's brief encounter with mental health counseling. This was before the diagnosis of Autism was documented. I had started going to a counseling center for myself and thought that it might be a good idea for my son to try it too. It really did seem like a good idea. Sadly, my son wound up going through many counselors in the brief period of time that I was successful in getting him to go...

December 21, 2017

I first noticed something was different about my middle child Mikey, when he was almost two years old.

He wasn’t quite hitting the milestones other children his age were reaching and although I’m not one for comparing, some of his differences were becoming unavoidably obvious.

Family members and friends often commented on his avoidance of eye contact, his inability to play with other children and they assumed he was deaf. 

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December 19, 2017

Update 03/03/2018

Sadly not long after posting this piece, Claire passed away a few days ago during her battle with an Eating and Personality Disorder. Although I will not speculate to the cause of her death as no details have been released, I do know Claire was experiencing a terrible time on the Private Ward at Cygnet Hospital. You can find her last piece describing the horrific conditions of her stay through this l...

December 13, 2017

Portage was first mentioned to me by my health visitor, just after my middle son Mikey turned two. I had never heard of it before and to be honest unless you’ve had Portage I don’t think many people have.

The National Portage Association describe Portage as:

PORTAGE AIMS TO:

  • Work with families to help them develop a quality of life and experience, for themselves and their young children, in which they can learn together, play...

November 30, 2017

I can’t believe it’s been almost three months since I launched AMHA, and two years since I started developing it, time has slipped away so fast, then again, perception of time disappears when you have a sleeping disorder, I’ve spent so much time unconscious, not knowing what month im in.

With what limited time I have in the day taken over by my Trustee duties running Clearly Speaking and AMHA while desperately...

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