AUTISM AND SUICIDE

Catchy headline, isn’t it? An unfortunate statistic of the Autism community is that we are higher than the average “normal” person’s. Why is this, you ask? People with Autism are prone to other mental health issues like depression and anxiety. I have a mild diagnosis of depression and am currently on antidepressants. Me personally? I have thought about suicide once or twice but could never bring myself to actually go through with it. I feel I have too much to live for. I have wants that I wanna fulfill. Wants like getting married, raising a family, moving out of my parents’ place…Suicide is a touchy subject, I know, but at the same time, I feel it has to be addressed. It is a very real problem in the Autism community and worldwide in general. If you have problems or issues, you’re not alone. So do I. So does my girlfriend. That is why I want to get a speaking business off the ground. To tell people, preferably younger than myself, that there is hope. There is a life to Autism. Feel free to contact me if any of this resonates or hits home with you. I know I cannot prevent everyone from thinking about suicide or attempting it, but if I can get through to JUST one person, mission accomplished. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment.

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

One thought on “AUTISM AND SUICIDE”

  1. I love you too hon! You are one of the best things that has ever happened to me! I am so lucky to call you mine! You make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world! There is no where I would rather be then in your arms! I love you so much hon!

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