Individuals with autism are at greater risk for sucidall ideation due to. bullying and the psychological stress of trying to “fit in” not engaging behaviors associated with autism.  I have seen this in practice with teens who feel different and can not figure out why they are teased or feel as if they are psychologically exhausted from social expectations from both adults and peers in the school setting.

If you suspect someone is having suicidal thoughts you should talk to them, acknowledge what the tell you, referee them to someone whoo can support there mental health needs and document.

 

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