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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. Just a quick...

    ....Christmas hug and hello from an oldie! How is everyone?
  2. One word association

  3. Hmmmm... nothing like a Sunday roast...

  4. waking the dead bbc

    Wasn't so impressed with this weeks episodes........ got bored and even went and did the washing up. And i hate washing up. That's a bad sign!
  5. Jordan drove me to suicide...

    Meowing disorder..... I think i have Freddy-Frog-Chocolate-Eating disorder.
  6. Happy, happy........

    Sallya!!!! <'> Hello Kathryn..... is that an iPad in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me? .............I'll get my coat..... lol
  7. Happy, happy........

    <'> >< I've missed you all
  8. Happy, happy........

    Joy! Joy! I can come and play on the forum from my iPod touch.... Ain't technology grand.....oh I temember when no one had mobile phones and yoghurt were a thing of luxury......*mind wanders off.....* Finds Nelly in the Batcave :/ Anyway!!!!! Hello gorgeous people! How the devil are you all? My son continues to positively thrive in his fabby school and his mums doing ok too Hugs, snuggled n stuff xxx
  9. Is this the end of curry night as we know it?

    Me littlun is now an inch shorter than me..... ooooooo'eck. And.... AND..... AANNNNDDDDD!! I only went and won tribunal... he's in a fabby super-duper secondary... go me *smug grin* Ps - I'm still mourning the loss of JRossy.. don't make me go there as well as no curry night. <'> >< <'> and <'>
  10. Is this the end of curry night as we know it?

    Oh BD, say it ain't so.......... Friday curry nights are an institution!! I often think of you and yours on a friday eve... And i don't even eat curries/ys!
  11. 'ello :)

    SUZE !!! I is poorly...... I can yakkady yak on facebum from my mobile phone.........but don't get onto the forum much. :bounce: :bounce: < each and every time i see these emotions, i think of you! Bads............i wont sleep now until i know the fate of the toof Vs floss. <'> Kathryn! Hugs hugs and more hugs - i have an ulcerated throat at the mo (more mad immune system having a hissy fit, that a bug). T'is very ouchie. I do not advise gargling with soluble Asprin......... I'm sure you could have heard me swearing from there. And hello Trekster, i love gardening. I have just started another veggie patch
  12. 'ello :)

    Not in the slightest............... The Little Man is now nearly as tall as me................yikes. And the joys of tribunal are nearly here............ But he's garguss and a delightfully funny young man..... most of the time Me...............erm..............still very poorly...........but still smiling...........still a strange lil yoga obsessed, meditation addicted (and jaffa cake addicted), single mammy and a very lapsed Buddhist. And how's you, Delia? Any ideas where they've hidden the Bat Cave??
  13. 'ello :)

    And how is everyone doing this sunny day? <'>
  14. 'Ello you lurvely lot <'> I wander around here, but don't post much... Am a poorly girlie at the mo, so just hover in the background. Annnnnyhow - My little man is now a pre-teen...with the spots, and strops to match! The fight has begun for secondary placement... LEA say mainstream (they would..) although he has always needed full time 121 within Juniors and has still only just hung on by his fingernails......... all reports from professionals spell out very clearly NOT mainstream....yadda, yadda, yaddaa.. Because my silly poorly brain isn't working - i have received fantastic support from a team of people i used to work alongside (SOSSEN). Mikey/I have a solicitor who is happy to do all the paperwork..etc..on our behalf. Hope everyone is well, and battles are being won without too much heartache. Peace <'>
  15. Happy Birthday Bid!

    Happy Birthday lovely lady <'>