Masking and Mental Health Implications

Here is a harsh reality — there are elevated rates of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety among autistic people (Cage & Troxell-Whitmann, 2019; Lever & Geurts, 2016). There is also higher suicidality in the autistic population compared to the general public with 66% of autistics having contemplated suicide compared to 17% in the general population (Cassidy, Bradley & Robinson, et al., 2014; Segers, 2014; Zahid & Upthegrove, 2017). read more