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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. is this a common??

    Hi everyone thanks for the advice, gp has checked urine sample and no infection showing, interesting what you say harmony as dd has really started to develop physically over the last 6 mths so itcould definately be linked with puberty, thanks again for all of the advice, love Toni
  2. is this a common??

    Hi i wondered if anyone had experience with bladder control problems, this is quite a recent addition to our list dd is 10 and has not really had major problems before, she did go through bowel problems as a young child and had lactulose for years, this does still cause some problems but never bladder problems, saw gp today and he's prescribed Ditropan he said it would take awhile to work, is this a common problem? Toni
  3. Help me explain???

    Hi marion i think you have just discribed my daughter perfectly, she is currently being assessed by cahms, but we had to have meetings in school with head teacher, senco and governors to get a referal, it is so difficult to get people to understande the difference between dd at home and school, nothing has to happen to spark the meltdowns i think it is purely the release after 6 hours of trying to fit in. i have also started to keep a dairy and try to right everything in it. DD has stress balls and animals, also shiny pebbles that she rubs but these don't always work, at the moment she has taken to cut bits of her hair off, i have taken all of the scissors away as she also hits herself and i am really worried she will start using the scissors. i do find coming on the forum helpful as it good to know that we aren't the only ones going through difficult times. love Toni <'>
  4. feeling so guilty

    Hi everyone i haven't posted for a while but have been keeping track, my dd has been having swimming lessons for about 12 mths know and it's taken until april this year for her to move from level 1-2 in the small pool to the shallow end of the big pool, she doesn't really like swimming but keeps going as she understands it's important for saftey, we haven't been for 3 weeks and when we got there this week she had forgotten everthing, couldn't remeber how to swim at all and was terrified, i went over to talk to her and she was so sad and asked if we could go home, i got upset for her she had worked so hard to move up into this class, i feel so guilty as we hadn't been for 3 weeks because, well basicily i couldn't be bothered to take her and she doesn't mind missing because she finds it so hard, know we are back to square one her swimming teacher has said not to worry that she will stay in this class and take it slow, but i'm sure this is my fault for not taking her, i never thought she would just forget everything, i should have known as sure does have memory retention prlems but it's not happened like this before, or maybe it has and i just haven't noticed, does she forget everything she learns at school over the weekends and holidays is that why she worries so much about going back to school? sorry now i'm waffling and on a guilt trip, sorry if this sounds all over the place i just keep crying everytime i think of dd at swimming she looked so sad
  5. Did my 10k run

    well done you, been thinking about you today, don't know how you did it especially after such a busy day yesterday c u 2morow Toni
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  7. oh my days!!!!

    whenever my ds has gone on camps and things he's hardly ever washed and changed and comes back with a rucksac of unworn clothes buried under the only set of clothes that he changed out of and that was only because they were normally soaking wet from a water activity. Have a great time and don't worry to much about clothes and things just enjoy the experience together. Toni
  8. oh my days!!!!

    i can't wait till you get back to hear all about it, lucky you that you can zip up a single sleeping bag , once when we used to camp i rolled off the airbed in the middle of the night all the air shot to the other side and dh flew up in the air ending up in the dd's tent bedroom enjoy your trip Toni
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  10. Well i've just got back and kellyanne was right about a certain hotel i complained got a refund and went to another much nicer hotel. Mr jordan was fantastic dd thinks he's a mind reader he was brilliant with her, he has helped loads and can't wait for dd's glasses to arrive. Toni
  11. Foot Posture

    Hi my dd has had similar problems since she was about 3 yrs, knee pains ect, she was refered to podiatry and sees a bio-mechanical specialist, she has exercises and insoles, she is now at risk from arch collapse and chill blaines as her feet are always blue they are that cold, dd does have problems regulating her body temp though , my dd's knee pains can be really painful and she ends up in tears, hope you get some help from podiatry, Toni
  12. One word association

    i saw the word change i have no idea what happened there, must have been to late to try this, but i will hopefully read it right tonight, so my word is fair
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