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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. Learning French - Aspergers

    at school always found languages of french and german so damn challenging/difficult annoying subject to learn i tried SO HARD but couldn't grasp understand any of it in the end i used get so frustrated end up acting out attention wise as struggling so bad much and get send out the class room for interupting and disruptive others! XKLX
  2. Melatonin use for an 18 year old on the autism spectrum

    i have been waking up early hours struggling get back proper sleep rest relax give my head break everything keeps going round i feel so tired worn out fed up with myself and sleep patterns is anyway my doctor if told him situation would prescribe melatonin (i'm 21) 22 soon?! got do something driving me mad crazy? XKLX
  3. not excited about xmas this year

    doesn't feel like christmas not in christmas mood/spirit had alot gone on this yr with our family in and hosp ( Dad & uncle) dad pneumonia n uncle parathyriods disease uncle back in hosp due 2 having PD symptoms dyhedration he got surgeo coming down hopefully havin surgery b4 xmas comes we got 80 family friend really poorly in hosp atm think lost xmas spirit even though helped parents bring down xmas decs from the loft don't feel excited or like it xmas at all! XKLX
  4. Panic attack?

    panic attacks are scary frightening and do make feel 'out of control' strange weird! more try stop it worst it becomes with me if try slow breathing down or heart beat so annoying! XKLX
  5. Panic attack?

    i used suffer with them ( panic attacks) bad in my early teens feel sweaty dizzy disorientated confused shaky heart beating too fast i now am experiencing them back again of a night time as i worry about things in my head and so toss and turn of a night due to this so my sleep is disturbed! gr! so can empathise with your son not nice to experience at all really! i been on anti-depressant worked well with anxiety aswell seemed to take real 'edge' off it to be honest! XKLX
  6. Getting funding for more education

    kathryn - i apologise if came across rude or insulting! XKLX
  7. Getting funding for more education

    YOU NEED make steps yourself! can expect everyone else to do running around for you! stop making pathetic excuses for EVERYTHING everyone has suggested!!! and stop blaming EVERYONE ELSE! you NEED take adult responsibility it may be scary anxious at times but have try make steps to overcome it! XKLX
  8. Getting funding for more education

    gut cruncher - people like you make me SO ANNOYED ANGRY!!! every post is about you JUST seem to whinge moan about EVERYTHING and DON'T seem to want ANYONE OR ANYTHING! sounds like you want world to come to you and you just sit and wait for it fall into the lap sounds like you hostile angry bitter over EVERYTHING too and when someone suggests something you push it back to them and say tried it! so everyone running out of ideas as falling on deaf ears sounds like you DON'T really want any real help /support! sounds like you give up and just want sympathy pity and that get you no where yes you CAN work when you have AS and yes a WORKPLACE does accept AS i'm a PROOF of this statement it CAN work if you WANT IT TOO and seems like you DON'T want it that bad to go out and get it! the world ain't going to wrap you up in cotton wool or change work or anything just for you! i started off volunteering now work part time so CAN be done with hard work/effort/determation something seems you're lacking or low on it! XKLX
  9. i think one person on here described her sister and how it affected her and i could so personally relate to what was written in the post it was like it was written specifically about me i have dyspraxia so don't know if it is JUST this or something more to it than that! but feel both co-morbids conditions 'fit' me well as struggle with understanding maths concepts of any kind trying get my head around figures leaves me head spinning around literally gives me major headache leads to frustration and confusion figures have no meaning to me at all! i struggle to grasp anything maths wise! maybe this is why! could i have both together? what is possibility /chance? i give you an example the other day i thought my brother had more savings than me he had £1,000 and i had £1500 and i said to my parents he had more than me in savings my mum said to my dad she doesn't understand money is mind field and know this is an issue /difficulty working it out in anyway with both conditions is there any free online test that isn't PDF format where can see if i actually have dyscalculia? no-one ever mentioned this to me! i used to dread /fear coming home with maths homework to do just get in such state panic and because my dad is red hot at maths he can calculate sums numbers in his head he couldn't see understand why i just couldn't grasp it i try make him get it but so hard! i used end up resulting in tears or anger my dad used have to explain it in practical way of showing me with an object visual interuption of what he meant but even then sometimes didn't get it! i also feel i could have SPD ( sensory Processing disorder)
  10. been given overtime & contract hours

    what about ESA? if you mean do i get it no i don't get this benefit! XKLX
  11. been given overtime & contract hours

    my parents don't get either benefits incapicity or income support so doesn't affect us as a family! XKLX
  12. been given overtime & contract hours

    i only get DLA
  13. been given overtime & contract hours

    doing 13 hrs one wk and other wk 9 hrs so all UNDER 16 hrs! i ALWAYS make sure i'm ALWAYS UNDER 16 HRS my dad even added it up to make sure i was right! XKLX
  14. been given overtime & contract hours

    boss can be overtime aswell as normal contract hours so i'm pleased chuffed! some extra hours! great! and break up from work on 19th december XKLX
  15. Being in a relationship with aspergers

    some autistics do find intimacy too much physically due to sensory issues can make it 'painful' could this be the cause? XKLX
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