This week SPSM Chat goes #ActuallyAutistic with host Rudy Caseres and activists Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez (@TheAutisticOT), Rohit Doel (@RohitDoel), and Riah Person (@lilririah). Let’s talk about why so many autistics want to die. What insights into this topic do you have to share?
Reasons why autistic people contemplate suicide.
Discrimination of autistic people.
Specific concerns for autistic people of color.
Ways neuro-typical people can be allies and support autistic people in distress.
SPSM Chat includes content about suicide that may be traumatizing to you. If you find yourself in distress, we encourage you to seek out support that works for you. If you would like formal crisis support, you can call 800-273-TALK, Trans Lifeline (877-565-8860), TrevorLifeline (866-488-7386), and text Crisis Text Line (741741). If you’d like to talk to a peer, both warmline.org and IASP.info contain links to warmlines in the United States and around the globe.