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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. cloudywithachanceofmeatballs

    http://www.cloudywithachanceofmeatballs.com/ just recently took my sons to watch this film-seemed that the main character to me had aspergers/or was on the spectrum.... my boys loved it -wondered if anybody else has seen it yet ? rq xxxx
  2. Happy Birthday Dear Kathryn!!

  3. I have survived!

    hi tally i hope you have a good break and fun with your christmas pressy xxx
  4. How to cook a steak????

    fry it in a frying pan with some butter -turning both sides............. i always cut it up while in the pan with knife and fork just to check inside if the flesh is still pink or brown. i sometimes add chopped onions/tomatoes and a oxo cube in aswell while its cooking.
  5. Hi there

    hello xxxx
  6. Sorry im scarce....

    ive had the pleasure of having this twice first my youngest caught it then i did -then my parents and half the town-then my eldest and then i go get it again my sons been of nearly a week now with it and the cough is only just going a bit -after antibiotics-was a real bad dry barking cough--horrid plus raging temp............. i think i have the flu now-where your bones hurt if they are touched ect-dr given me antibitiocs for my chest.......... cant breath through my nose at all..... hope everyone recovers soon xxx
  7. baby dies-days after mmr jab

  8. One word association

  9. Hello

    big hello <'> rq xxx
  10. Using cutlery would be nice ...

    my son has always found using cutlery hard work-but he has learnt to use the fork and spoon but needs lot more practice with a knife hes 7 and a half and he always has his fingers in his meals-i think its a sensory thing -he likes to touch the food and smell it too.....then what happens cause he has like this tic-where he touchs his ear and hair-the food ends up in his hair but he does not seem to notice this. all i can do is just prompt to use fork and spoon -as im having issues with meal times as it is -
  11. Thanks too all.

    bye bye js mum thanks for all the support you have given over my time on the forum best of luck RQ xxx
  12. Gah! Disaster of an outing

    yes i have noticed one on one seems alot better with my 2 as well -trouble is im on my own so its really hard to do..........
  13. Bad trip to london

    <'> >< <'> sounds like my days out think you was very brave doing london-i had a job myself coping there when i went for a weekend- you would think you could get to sit on the train -i had same problem you say about your son complaining about his legs i get this all the time with my son-in fact he hates walking anywhere-he is hypermobile so i think this adds to it i went to the drs recently about this moaning and complaining of his legs and he got reffered back to physio-who checked his feet over and said he had no archs at all in his feet and his toes had grown funny to compensate-so there was a reason for it-because i was starting to think it was just sensory or lazyness so we are on the waiting list to see someone who fits things in shoes to help with this. thought id mention it-because my son is 7 and up till then no one had really looked at his feet or ankles? so may be worth checking out <'>
  14. Gah! Disaster of an outing

    just wanted you to know your not on your own many a time ive sat crying over this but i am slowly learning to accept what i can do and what i cant and each time my boys make small stepps to doing that bit more-i guess it just takes time. i have a car but i wont drive places with my asd son in the car with me on my own and my younger son-he cant be trusted. just recently ive been getting my asd son used to travelling by bus-and in fact today we went to the science museum on the train and the bus................so proud of him today he tryed really hard . saying this i tryed to do this yesterday and it failed-and i had to give it up as theres no way it would of worked. it helps most when you prepare them for whats happening next ect ect..............well my son anyway and you have to stick to it my son has trouble waiting-and any waiting usually causes him to kick of into a teacher mode-repeating and rambling the same phrases over and over towards my younger son who cant stand it and then this leads to the fight......... keep strong -i know its hard.xxx
  15. my son has again managed to turn pc sideways

    thank you ever so much mumble