I just had a post come up on my twitter newsfeed. It was a poll asking whether if the community or other people caused a person’s suicide would they be responsible for someone’s death. The answer that was voted for was yes, definitely they are responsible. I voted for that option too. I know we can’t allow others to have exactly what they want from us but we can at least be kind. I’ve had a person blank me in the street after I opened up to them via email. That was hurtful but with the answer they gave to me they just couldn’t see that I would be so hurt and affected by that. I have had so many people walk away from me in my past too after I opened up to them. I was always shamed for my issues rather than understood. I protect myself now from refusing to walk into those toxic environments now. The education system is unfit for neurodivergent people. They have to constantly mask in that environment or they get asked to leave / forced to leave. I was punished for not coping when I had my son. I was able to cope being a mum but not with the added pressure of social services involvement. They literally pushed me to fail so that they could walk in and take him. I do feel that we should hold the community and individual people accountable for circumstances where someone takes their own life. Even if we changed the laws so that it was a criminal offence to treat people experiencing mental health issues / autism in a negative way (it wouldn’t be an easy thing to do) and actually get a few people prosecuted for contributing to someone’s suicide it may make people think before they act in a way that negatively affects our lives when we are already struggling.