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      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   06/04/2017

      Depression, Mental Health and Crisis Support   Depression and other mental health difficulties are common amongst people on the autistic spectrum and their carers.   People who are affected by general mental health difficulties are encouraged to receive and share information, support and advice with other forum members, though it is important to point out that this exchange of information is generally based on personal experience and opinions, and is not a substitute for professional medical help.   There is a list of sources of mental health support here: <a href="http://www.asd-forum.org.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=18801" target="_blank">Mental Health Resources link</a>   People may experience a more serious crisis with their mental health and need urgent medical assistance and advice. However well intentioned, this is not an area of support that the forum can or should be attempting to offer and we would urge members who are feeling at risk of self-harm or suicide to contact either their own GP/health centre, or if out of hours contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or to call emergency services 999.   We want to reassure members that they have our full support in offering and seeking advice and information on general mental health issues. Members asking for information in order to help a person in their care are seeking to empower both themselves and those they represent, and we would naturally welcome any such dialogue on the forum.   However, any posts which are deemed to contain inference of personal intent to self-harm and/or suicide will be removed from the forum and that person will be contacted via the pm system with advice on where to seek appropriate help.   In addition to the post being removed, if a forum member is deemed to indicate an immediate risk to themselves, and are unable to be contacted via the pm system, the moderating team will take steps to ensure that person's safety. This may involve breaking previous confidentiality agreements and/or contacting the emergency services on that person's behalf.   Sometimes posts referring to self-harm do not indicate an immediate risk, but they may contain material which others find inappropriate or distressing. This type of post will also be removed from the public forum at the moderator's/administrator's discretion, considering the forum user base as a whole.   If any member receives a PM indicating an immediate risk and is not in a position (or does not want) to intervene, they should forward the PM to the moderating team, who will deal with the disclosure in accordance with the above guidelines.   We trust all members will appreciate the reasoning behind these guidelines, and our intention to urge any member struggling with suicidal feelings to seek and receive approproiate support from trained and experienced professional resources.   The forum guidelines have been updated to reflect the above.   Regards,   The mod/admin team


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  1. Awarded PIP

    Weight of mind realy is saves me appealing too tired to fight but woulda done
  2. Awarded PIP

    Update son was awarded pip didnt even come out to see him enhanced daily liveing basic mobility i worried over nothing the physcolgist report and diagnosis was all that was required
  3. PIP Applying For Son

    Got a feeling our son will be comeing on holiday with us I am glad if he comes much as id love a break deep down inside even though if he refuses to come we would leave him id be fretting over it all anyway last week he was grumbling and stomping round hungry makeing noises along the lines of mum cook me something and i thought no you know what you do it so i said to him well i wont be here the week were away on holiday youll have to do it all youre self with no imput from me to ensure its cooked properley so youd better start practiceing now............he grumbled stomed banged pots cooked a realy rotton stir fry it looked awfull and he took forever to eat it...........it took all my will not to step in and sort it for him but i held fast......... Anyway nhjow hes talking about he doesnt need any new t shirts for the holiday and hell take his sunglasses ect and will the dog be sleeping in his room so it looks like he will be comeing .................i do hope so still not heard anything from the social services re getting him assesed...........could take months............
  4. PIP Applying For Son

    Update pip a nurse from dwp rung to ask me a few questions regarding sons speech to cut long story short looks like he will be awarded pip and theyll be no need for a face to face assesment she says the the physcologists report diagnosing his condition is detailed enough and her report will be favourable so fingers x ill keep u posted
  5. PIP Applying For Son

    We dont go abroad we havent had a holuday for ten years he was wanting to go apparantley you have to pay for shared lifes up to sixty pound a day it makes my blood boil i dont work havent done for years i get 55 pound a week carers allowance yet i have to possibly pay 290 minimum a week for someone else to do what i do Im still waiting to hear from pip people since forms were sent in
  6. PIP Applying For Son

    Hes resumed speaking to us and returned home safe and hunger drove him to the kitchen for a pie and pringles we are waiting to be assesd for shared lifes my son says he wont and doesnt want to go on holiday weve spoken today he says he wants to be on his own and he dunt want anyone takeing care of him so thats that ive said he can come and he can change mind up to us leaving I feel maybe hes got a point hes 23 a grown man he needs support yes bur not i guess smothering and fussing maybe i am guilty of that but its hard to step back maybe i need to allow him space also
  7. PIP Applying For Son

    He got up this morning came out of room i tried to speak to him get some sence outta him but he just blanked me said he does what he wants then he went out the house ill just have to c if he returns He smells not washed or bathed since wednesday not changed undewear not shaved and he does sport
  8. PIP Applying For Son

    hes locked himself in his bedroom wont come out just shouts abuse wont even answer his texs ive rung social services theyve got back to me im starting the process of getting him into supported liveing were being assesed or he is for shared lives and respite ive reached the end of what i can cope with after 23 years of stress on and off abuse no thanks for anything at all everything on my shoulders (husband works so he cant realy do much with son due to long hours) i cant take anymore at all...........i was in teers on phone we cant get any sence out of son coz he shuts down and screams at us shouts why dont we just die he wishes we were dead .............. IM DONE with this i know he cant help it but im not his verbal punchbag anymore....................
  9. PIP Applying For Son

    It makes me ill i cry everynight in shower all my knecks in spasam paine in all my joints with the stress hes better of at home but hes makeing life hell now hes saying he wont go on family holiday but we cant leave him home alone hubby says course hell go on holiday but what happens if day we go he refuses what then im so tired so fed up
  10. PIP Applying For Son

    I phoned job centre spoke to lady he doesnt need to be seen they accept my word hes no saveings above 6000 and he only earns 22 . 50 a month. More upset big kick of usual stuff son shouting yelling at me and his dad reason we asked him to move over on sofa now yet againe hes shouting he wants to leave home ive had enough ive contacted social services we need to look into stuff
  11. PIP Applying For Son

    Arghhhh more blasted stress all round had a form for esa health assesment drop through my door yesterday another awfull form to fill in explaining everything againe so bloomeing stressfull.Filled it in sent physcology report with it now to top it all ive had a letter from the job centre insisting he goes in for a review of course its a day when he refuses to go in coz he does a thing with his disability group and he wont bloomeing budge on that so ive had to ring up explaining this but of course its an answer machene coz she only works mnday tues and wednesdays so i left a message.........my son has a little job one hour a week with support with a disibility sports group he gets paide 21 pound a month but ive to now proofe to job centre he isnt a multi millonaire show wage slips bank accounts allsorts..........im so stressed im habeing panick attacks alsorts plus my sons stressed too.........everything happening at once pip esa job centre why do they make it a nightmare for vulnerable people............ trying to not show my son im stressed but its makeing me ill...........
  12. Help with adult daughter. please help!

    Hi my son now 23 was simular i couldnt mitivate hum to do anything he was rotting in a dressing gown all that started to change after he did the princes trust team course ten weeks full time mitivation it was great he loved it and they were brilluant with him it was the boot up the backside he needed he was 19 at time hes now volunteering twice a week has a small paide job and is involved with disability sports check out the princes trust im sure theyll be something
  13. PIP Applying For Son

    I will do i sent forms of now im waiting I wrote to my local mp complaing and explaining my sons situation and how the forms for pip dont realy suite autism ect ect he got back to me saying his grandaon is on specteum and he understood hes willing to help me if i need to appeal.
  14. PIP Applying For Son

    Ta trekstar Form came yesterday none of it is relevent to sons needs thing is he can do things cook wah travel but with support how difficult it is to explaine this ive filled it in the best i can and ive sent a photo copy of the phyciligist report ten pages when he was diagnosed if they refuse pip ill appeal ive a feeling they will he doesnt see a gp hes never ill he doesnt need medication me and his dad are his support system like many autistics who live with parents i cant risk stressing due to my bi polar ill just have to see what happens the system seems geard to ensure autistics wont qualify ill loose my carers allowance also yet hell still be autistic and ill still be his carer
  15. PIP Applying For Son

    My son now 23 claimes DLA has done for years im his appointee anyway today his letter came saying his DLA would stop and he had to make a claime for PIP .......I phoned up the DWP to start the process im already stressing out all the questions then a forms to come the lady was banging on and on about workers evidence alsorts.........thing is my son isnt involved with any support workers or medical people never has been he lives at home im his maine support........we do have a letter offical diagnsos from the physcologist im just hopeing this along with the fact hes claime DLA claime ESA and when the forms come i put across his dialy needs which is mainly support with life that hell get the pip payment........what a farce why are they putting genuine people through this............ Anyone else been through this process i have done a general pip search on the forum. Thanks Paula