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Suicide prevention from the perspective on an autistic person

Content note The linked blog includes reference to suicide, suicide attempts and suicide ideation in relation to autism and late diagnosis.

This insightful blog offers a deeply personal perspective on suicide prevention from an autistic individual, shedding light on the unique challenges faced by those with late-diagnosed autism. The author, a forty-something autistic woman, shares her journey of understanding herself better through her diagnosis, leading to improved self-compassion and management of suicidal thoughts. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing the link between autism and suicidality, advocating for more informed and empathetic support systems. By detailing her experiences, coping mechanisms, and the significance of open, honest communication, she provides valuable insights that can help prevent suicides within the autistic community. This heartfelt narrative encourages purposeful conversations and greater awareness, aiming to foster a more supportive environment for autistic individuals.  

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