Disabilities impact a person’s ability to cope with life’s challenges and put individuals with disabilities at higher risk for suicide. A youth with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the Emotional Disturbance category of disability might struggle with a mental health condition that makes suicidal thinking a regular part of school and life struggles. Individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities or other physical limitations also can struggle, and feelings of being excluded or different can contribute to suicidal thought processes. This video contains great data and other useful information and resources.
An excerpt of the video contains information about Dr Daniel Siegel presenting a Hand Model of the Brain. Go to his channel for more great information from Dr. Siegel