Being bullied because of my autism nearly drove me to suicide. Then it all changed

Seven years ago, life seemed very bleak.

I had just been diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome, anxiety disorder and OCD. The diagnosis process had taken years, and my parents’ health had deteriorated as a result.

At the time, I was in a secondary school which was full of teachers and students who didn’t understand me.

I was essentially seen as a disruptive, naughty kid. I’d wake up every morning, dreading going to school and asking myself why I was even alive.

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5th February 2018
Wales Online