Sometimes it’s hard to tell when our mind is slipping into a coma. And we are not alone. We are surrounded by an army of these people who are constantly checking their phones, posting to Facebook, and otherwise taking action without thinking about it. As you’re reading this blog post, you are probably one of them. No, you are not crazy. But you are very, very tired.
Just because you can see and hear some of these people doesn’t mean you should. They are just as tired as anyone else and have the same problem. Our own research found that while people with autism have a higher rate of sleep disturbances, they also have a higher rate of depression and suicide. Of course, if you’re reading this blog post and you’re one of those people, you’re probably not going to have a problem with this.
If youre reading this, you might be one of those people.
We have actually found that people with autism, specifically those with Asperger’s Syndrome, have an increased rate of sleep disturbances like insomnia, frequent sleep-wakeup conflicts, and hyperactivity. In addition, we have found that people with autism also exhibit a higher rate of suicide than the general population. That might seem like a “no, I don’t have autism”, but if you have an autism diagnosis, you might have a much higher suicide rate.
It’s pretty well established that people with autism often have a heightened risk for depression and suicide. This is not exactly news and it’s not always caused by their autism. So what’s actually the cause? We have found that the causes of depression and suicide in people with autism are the same as those in the general population. This is why we call it a “herd suicide.” People with autism like to hang out, read, be entertained, and even participate in “social” activities.
But what about suicide? Well, it’s the biggest killer in the autism epidemic. Most people with autism have no idea why they kill themselves. But we found that those people with autism who did know about these things were the same as people who are not autistic.
There are two possible reasons why people with autism like to hang out. At the very least, they like to hang out because they don’t have to deal with the normal anxiety of having to deal with others, like their parents. And since they’re not autistic, they don’t have the normal anxiety. So when they hang out, they hang out with other people.
I think most people with autism would agree that they are happy to be a part of a group that is not their own. Also, many autistic people are very social and enjoy hanging out with other people they dont know. This group of people that hang out is often called the “downtime” crowd. We see this in movies like The Fault in Our Stars, A Beautiful Mind, and more.
I have to admit that I am a terrible person who doesn’t like endings, but I’m also someone who has a very weak desire to end things. I’m talking about things like a good book ending, a great movie ending, or a great book-movie-TV ending. It breaks my heart, but I can’t help it. When I see these endings, I feel a little bit of relief and accomplishment.