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Two brothers embrace in a tight hug while on a walk outside

Before I Understood My Son’s Autism

“Back when it was just a word on a piece of paper slid across the table to us, I thought it was something placed upon my 3-year-old’s shoulders, weighing him down. I thought it was something we could fix. Or change. That there was a part of him that was not autistic. One we just had to find.”

‘Why would she do this?! She’s such a pretty girl.’: Woman recounts suicide attempt after devastating breakup by swallowing bottle of Tylenol

“I’d been dating this guy. He was respectful to me. The kind of guy any mom would be thrilled to see their daughter dating. Then he broke up with me. I had to make the pain go away. I swallowed the entire bottle. I didn’t count, I just took. I called my mom to tell her what I’d just done. By the time she arrived, I was slowly drifting in and out.”

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