5 Things Suicide Loss Survivors Should Know - From Someone Who's Attempted

By Sam Dylan Finch

“How we see the world shapes who we choose to be – and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective.”

Every suicide leaves people behind. These people not only have to struggle with the loss of a loved one but also often struggle with feelings of failure as a result of suicide.

In this powerful article, a suicide survivor discusses the five main things people left behind after suicide should know. Finch discusses the things he would want survivors of his attempt to know. The powerful writing provides hope for survivors of loss and an insight into the minds of those who attempt.

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A 20-Year Study of Suicide Death in a Statewide Autism Population

By Anne V. Kirby, Amanda V. Bakian,

It is proven by research that suicide rates are often higher in individuals who also exhibit other mental health issues. These other studies prompted increased questions about the suicide risk of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This study examined suicide risk among individuals with diagnosed ASD in Utah over a 20-year period. The risk of suicide death in individuals with ASD was found to have increased over time and to be greater than in individuals without ASD between 2013 and 2017. Females with ASD were over three times as likely to die from suicide as females without ASD. Additionally, individuals with ASD were less likely than others to die from firearm-related suicides.

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