I wanted to let you know that as of Monday, (Sept. 27th), you are lucky to have Elizabeth join you as the new moderator for the Autism Community.It has been great working with you and I know I leave you in very good hands.
You can still find me on a few other communities including, Diet, Fitness, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Breast Cancer, Parkinson's Disease, as well as Pregnancy: 1st Trimester and Pregnancy After Loss communities. Feel free to stop by and say hello!
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You haven't given much information to go on, but I would really encourage you to try asking your question on our Self Harm Community or on our Depression Community where they have a health expert and a community focused on these subjects.
If any other Autism community members have had any experience in dealing with self harm behavior, please feel free to jump in and share any support you might be able to offer, as well.
I am so very sorry to hear that your nephew is dealing with losing a friend to suicide. Even without Asperger's, coping with all the different emotions you go through when someone you care about takes their own life is very difficult.
I have dealt with several suicides in my family, so I can tell you from experience that there can be anger, blame, sadness, confusion, and even shame that goes along with all the normal process of mourning. It is a lot to handle, but hard to express your feelings.
Hopeline is a wonderful resource that I would recommend for any survivors of suicide or for educating yourself on suicide warning signs. They are the owners of the 1-800-SUICIDE crisis hotline (which you may also have your nephew call for support)
I would also encourage you to participate in ourDepression Community where they have a health expert and a community focused on these subjects.
You definitely need to get your son some crisis counseling, Babypod. I'm sorry I didn't see this post sooner, or I would have responded immediately.
Whether it's puberty, autism or whatever it may be...suicide threats should always be taken seriously. I'm sorry you and your son are having to go through this and hope you will seek help right away.
Here is a link to our Crisis Resource s to get you started. I would also encourage you to participate in our Depression Community where they have a health expert and a community focused on these subjects.
Stay strong! I know it's hard, but don't ever let that moment come where you take the suicide threat for granted. Help him sort through things now. And if you ever feel like you or anyone else is in danger PLEASE call 911!