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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. Budget how will it effect DLA?

    That worries me a lot we all had dla sence i was about 10years old, A lot of people dont get the support they need!!
  2. Does anyone else hate telephones?

    I hate the phone it brings on anxious for me, i am ok with my mum, nanna, boyfriend, and my friend jenna. other then that i find it very diffcuite for me to cope with.
  3. People turning up unannounced

    hi i also find this very diffuicte to cope with i like to now when people are coming to vistit me at my flat. if they tell me before hand make me feel at easy!
  4. New NAS Website

    i have had a look i like it like it was before!! why is in pictures they have to make us look like we have something wrong with us!!! i dont now why things have to get charged all the time
  5. It's Snowing!!!

    yep quite a lot
  6. It's Snowing!!!

    we have snow,
  7. why do we like to put things in a order? eg date order numbr order dvds in order??????????????????? who does that here, thanks
  8. A Day In The Life Of An Autistic Girl

    this is brill and i would read it i love the way you have start this book off,
  9. christmas party time

    sounds like a great tip sound like you had a little fun
  10. The Seven Week Holiday countdown

    sound like you going to have some nice days out Cross fingers
  11. The Seven Week Holiday countdown

    i think by i get back to college i will have had about 8-9 weeks off boring!!!!! even worse when you cannot see what you can and not do, dont like new things often, when i have to go by myself, i love to read, dont have any friends so my days can be realy boring and a lot of it by myself,
  12. Food Intolerance

    sorry about your news hope you get sorted soon, there are some nice gluten free products on the market, i have tryed gluten free for health reasons and it can help, just keep speaking to your doctor
  13. Freedom Pass?

    I have a bus pass and somebody can go with me and use it for 2 people family or friend, it can be of help and it was not easy to get it sign the doctor did not sign it right and so we took it back and she sign it again and when we took it to the officers where we live that gave me the pass. it so hard to get what we need doctors dont now us day in day out
  14. Dla will be fine, it wont chage just get in touch with them to tell them your going to be staring part time job,