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Mental Health

Mental health is a state of well being or absence of mental health problems.

"The term, 'mental health problem'  covers a wide range of problems which affect someone's ability to get on with their daily life. Mental health problems can affect anyone, of any age and background, as well as having an impact on the people around them such as their family, friends and carers." (The Mental Health Foundation, 200?)

Many people with autism are reported to have mental health problems -  such as aggression, anxiety, depression, OCD, or self harm.

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