Ever wondered about the hidden crisis of suicide among the autistic community?
We shine a light on this critical but often overlooked topic with our guest, Dr. Rachel Moesley, an autistic researcher who was diagnosed at the age of 28.
Her personal journey towards self-discovery and acceptance, after years of battling self-criticism and conforming to societal norms, is both enlightening and inspiring.
In our engaging conversation, we venture into the emotional landscape that can lead to suicidal thoughts, particularly amongst late-diagnosed autistic females. Dr. Moseley's in-depth understanding and perspective on how societal pressures can heighten the challenges faced by autistic individuals is eye-opening.
She further stresses on the importance of recognizing the unique distress signs in autistic people and the critical role of connectedness to help them cope with their struggles.
In the concluding segment of our conversation, we turn our focus towards the societal factors contributing to the high suicide rates among autistic individuals.
Dr. Moseley shares how a rigid mindset, lack of acceptance, and exclusion can have a negative impact on their mental well-being.
We also uncover the alarming correlation between late diagnosis and increased mental illness, underlining the urgency of this issue.
This episode is not just an exploration, it's a call to action - advocating for a society that is more understanding and inclusive.
intro/outro music bed written by T. Wild
Why Not Me the World music published by Mantor Music (BMI)