Dealing with suicidal thoughts is very tough, and my hat goes off to anyone like me, who keeps going, keeps dealing with these thoughts. I share my story. I share my thoughts and my experiences day to day with mental illness. I hope this story helps with teenagers and their mental health, and encourages them to speak up if they are struggling.
Conventional wisdom tells us that learners with autism either have a radically reduced capacity for empathy, or no empathy at all. Like so much of the historical perceptions of autism, this is not only wrong, but actually damaging to repeat.