Should I write a post about #Autism and #suicide / suicidal ideation?

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I’ve been wanting to write something about Autism and suicide for a long time, but I’ve been reluctant to do so.

Everything I say can be incredibly triggering (not to mention convincing about why it’s preferable not to live, sometimes), and I don’t want it on my conscience that I convinced anyone to end their life sooner.

Or that I somehow encouraged / validated that choice.

Everybody has their reasons, of course, and I can’t take the blame for others’ choices. But I’m sure you know what I mean.

I could password-protect it and only let people in who choose to see it. But there’s now way I’ll put it out there in plain sight.

It’s much too grim. At least I think so.

That being said, what do you think? Should I write something about it? I’ve got a lot to say, and a lot of personal experience w/ dancing w/ this subject. And it might help people understand.

I just don’t want to be irresponsible with it and make the world any worse of a place than it already is.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.


Update 16. May 2018 – I did write a post about it. And I’ll be writing more. You can read it here:

9 thoughts on “Should I write a post about #Autism and #suicide / suicidal ideation?

  1. I think people should know about these things. It’s important. Maybe you can begin in a fairly benign way, without going too wild with the scary stuff, maybe post in stages? Post more when you can evaluate the response you get.

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  2. I think it’s something we need to know more about from each other — so we can support one another too. With our early death crisis being what it is and our general fear of psychiatrists and lots of trauma maybe too — there has to be a way to break stigma, share personal stories, share coping skills and things learned and what helps and what doesnt — and figure out our autistic patterns of need in this area. I have no way of therapy with words … english language … that works. my brain just doesn’t process emotion in that language and its all a poor translation talking to a therapist that ends up in social bouncing patterns, I simply can’t answer what they ask.

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  3. I think the truth is always best, and people are happier, even in a small way, when they realize that there are other people out there who share the same/similar experience. As long as you’re clear (disclaimer) that you don’t condone or encourage suicide, you’ll be fine.


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  4. Inside The Rainbow

    I think you should write whatever you want to. It’s your blog. Presuming the title is self-explanatory, people can make a choice whether or not to read on. X

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  5. Rosa

    Please do! Please share your perspectives and your experience. Most parents and friends of autistic people are unaware of what is going on inside the minds of their loved one. We desperately need to know how to alleviate their pain. Autistic people would also benefit from the knowledge that they are not alone in their struggles.

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