MPs to debate autism and mental illness

Dr Lisa Cameron MP,  will lead a debate in the Commons today on autism and mental health, the Huffington Post reports. She is joined by Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, who has called the suicide rate amongst autistic people "truly shocking" after research has shown that suicide risk rates are higher for autistic people than for the general population. Mrs Trevylian has asked for more research into which therapies help those with autism and mental health problems.

Read our article by Dr Sarah Cassidy on suicidality in autism: risk and prevention.

Date added: 30 November 2017