Mental Health Challenges in Autism: Depression and Suicide
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Presented by: Ruth Aspy*** Individuals with Autism are at a higher risk for depression and suicide than are their neurotypical peers. Indeed, they are ten times more likely to die by suicide. A number of factors are related to the increased risks of suicide and depression. • Bullying • Difficulties with social communication • Camouflaging • Unmet needs for support This presentation will explore each of these factors. Interventions to decrease the risk of depression and suicide will be discussed.
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