"They want to escape a world they feel excluded from, they also see the pain and anguish they are putting their parents through and want to save them from further pain. Sadly many dyslexics do take their lives but such deaths are unrecorded as they haven’t left a suicide note, as that would require writing, a task they feel is very hard and they want an escape from."
Neil Alexander-Passe is the Head of Learning Support (SENCO) at Mill Hill School in London, UK
Dyslexia, self-harm and attempted suicide
The lifelong social and emotional effects of dyslexia