Autistic individuals are at greater risk for suicidal ideation due to their many different or unusual qualities and behaviors that they spend so much energy trying to mask and hide from the public.   It takes an emotional toll on them.  

One thing you can do if you suspect an individual is having suicidal thoughts is talk to them alone in a comfortable place when you have plenty of time and do not make any judgements.  Positively reinforce their sharing behavior. 

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