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Hello there, welcome to my blog Miss Molly and Aspergers! My name is Molly and I am a teenage girl with Aspergers Syndrome.

I have created this blog to help create awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Insight, support, self-research/experience and understanding (awareness) will be covered in the content of Miss Molly and Aspergers, including the following subjects and more:

- Bullying/dealing with peers
- Surviving in social situations
- Hobbies/Obsessions and Interests
- School/Life
- Communication - Social skills - Understanding spoken and unspoken language norms.
- Sensory Issues/ sound, smell, sight, taste, feel, (textures) - the ability to experience heightened senses - and coping with the strong diversions (intolerance)
- Importance of Routine and Structure
- Friendships
- Coping with Meltdowns and dealing with the aftermath (consequences - I.e Social embarrassment)
- Dealing with people who do not acknowledge the existence of The Autism Spectrum (ASD). People who therefore are unable to acknowledge the rhyme and reasons for your differences.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Suicide is not your only option!

How do you keep going, when all hope seems lost? How to keep picking up the pieces, when you've picked them up again and again all your life.
Life is a journey, an obstacle course, yes it can be hard, very hard, to the point... That last option is playing in your mind on repeat. My dad could not handle lifes obstacles. I know he was just one of many many! And there it is! the use of 'past tense'... 'Was'..The reality he or the loved one you have lost, is not here anymore, here as a living person. 
Yes, people do care, you may not realise it, or maybe that few monority of people who 'don't care, ie bullies' have convinced you that all do not care. 
Now step out of your shoes for just a minute, I know this may be very difficult, your disconection from the positive, your sense of 'nothing is worth it anymore' ...does indeed affect your judgement. 
Are you a mum, a dad, a sibling, an aunty, uncle, cousin, grandparent, a best friend, a lover? How are these people going to feel? The ones who do care? And believe me they do! You not only take away your life, but you take away a massive chunk of theirs too. What do you think is going to be their reaction, when they hear your pronounced death? How would you deal knowing one of these very close people to you...couldn't handle life anymore? That you will live the rest of your life, only having their memories... Thats it, memories.. memories you will live over and over each time you are trigged with the thought of your loved one. And the endless thoughts of what the future could have been for them and.. You. 

I think about my dad... I think about the way he chose to end his life.. The way that has left me utterly devistated... and how he isn't here anymore to see how I have grown up... Into the person I have become... He isn't here to see how even though, things have got extremely hard at times for me... I kept going... And I wish more then anything I could have been there to convince him... 'Life will get better, hold on'... Because its true. Life does get better. I am not saying, that you won't see any more of the obstacles life dishes out... Because no one can promise you that... But I can promise you... If you stay and stick around for lifes journey... You will encounter the best things of life yet to come... You will see that its worth it! Holding on through the negative will make you even more grateful for the positive moments and endless posibilities that are within your reach... But they won't be, if you take away your life, all those possibilities will vanish... Along with you.

 Suicide is not the only option you have!

These obstacles are here for a reason. If life was so easy for everyone, would we really be living? If there were no obstacles, we would just be simply existing.. Because we wouldn't know what the good things are or how to appreciate them... If everything life throws out was easy!
The things we come across in life, are lessons that are learnt and to be learned, they are the very things that teach us how to appreciate the good.
Every bad experience you have paths your path of life... They allow you to build youself into the person you are meant to be. Don't end it here! 

If you are feeling suicidal, Right in this moment, please call someone for help, and I mean really call for help! an emergency department!!
If you are feeling depressed and hopeless talk to your family, your friends and/or seek professional help! 
Be reasured! 
People are here! They are here for you! They care!!! Don't give up! The is so much more life has to offer you!

--Molly xxxx

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post Molly. I am currently studying how to be a Lifeline Crisis Phone Counselor and this past weekend we did a course on how to intervene in a suicide crisis. It is so important for the caregivers of anyone (including people with Asperger's as the co-morbidity rate of Depression and Anxiety is very high) to be able to recognise the signs such as:
    Feeling hopeless
    Feeling rage or uncontrollable anger or seeking revenge
    Feeling trapped—like there’s no way out
    Dramatic mood changes
    Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life
    Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities—seemingly without thinking
    Increasing alcohol or drug use
    Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
    Feeling anxious or agitated; being unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time
    Sudden improvement in mood after being down or withdrawn
    Giving away favorite possessions.
    For the person who is feeling suicidal it is important for them to tell close family and/or friends or call a suicide hotline (such as Australian Lifeline 13 11 14.
    If life is immediately in danger call your countries emergency number.
    For more resources please see: http://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/

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