A friend has just forwarded me this recent article. I found myself nodding my head a lot as I read it. The points on bullying and 'camouflaging' are particularly pertinent for me.
The Hidden Danger of Suicide in Autism
I'm sorry i havn't commented for a while i have had to cloister myself away and contemplate my next steps on how to tackle this issue within our cohort, this is no small task.
This issue is not hidden, there have been Parliamentary debates specifically on this subject and they know why this is occuring.
When i compare what is happening now to nazi germany this is not lightly done, elements of the early nazi regime are in play right now, it started with the removal of financial and medical support. Hans Asperger was a part of that system; Aktion T4. Aspies were the ones he later believed he could save from the gas chambers by using our masking ability.
Suicide is preferable to gas chambers, if only it wasnt for pesky statisticians..........
I have been in contact with 2 'experts' cited within these reports and to be perfectly honest, they don't care. I live in the same city as one of them works and have offered physical evidence (videos, letters, recordings) giving an insight into why this is happening and there has been no uptake.
Once again i will cite this quote,
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"
So, what do we do about it?
It has to be 'we', a grassroots 'we', of the people, for the people. We cannot abrogate our future safety to those who only have a financial or narcissistic stake in the battle, for us it is our lives at risk.
I would initially like to propose the creation of a small 'working group' to explore if there is a future for such a community - a word purposefully used in this context as i believe we together can elevate and support eachother in ways no others can.
Lets start by making the world a little less lonely.
Peace, love and light to you all. x
Perdu said:When i compare what is happening now to nazi germany this is not lightly done, elements of the early nazi regime are in play right now, it started with the removal of financial and medical support.
Yes. Following my breakdown in 2010, I was on ESA for about 2 years. It was a hellish time. Failed WCAs, failed appeals, nerve-racking tribunals... and then the dreaded visits to the government-appointed employment agency, where I was looked at and treated like a malingerer. It made me worse, if anything. I have a friend who's going through the same. She has BPD (and, she now suspects, ASC) and hasn't been able to work for years in anything other than a part-time voluntary role. She's now being pushed and pushed towards paid employment and is desperate. She has a MH key worker who has basically given up on her and offers no support at all. Thousands have died because of this regime. And the people who really pull society down get away with it - because they can afford to and have the right connections.
Sometimes I feel like I'm clinging on by my fingertips in work. But I almost think that going sick again would be worse.
One of the ways i hope we can challenge the status quo is to collectivise and create a unified voice backed up by a body of evidence drawn through testimony, documents etc, this should then go to the UN.
The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing