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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. too many thoughts

    Has the clinician considered a comorbidity with ADD/ADHD?
  2. I tested negative for coeliac disease, but gluten fouls up my mood, thinking, and impulse control diminishes radically. Also casein. One of my two sons struggles with it it too, along the lines of what bettyhen said. I've read there are less instances of coeliacs in persons with an asd than the general population, but there is a marked increase in other GI/bowel disorders. I agree with KezT too. Our bowels haven't evolved as quickly as our need for cash from the land! EDIT: to add last line
  3. Spammer alert

    hopefully the webmaster will consider restricting the 'global' use of the PM system to mods/admin
  4. home education

    Education City is a good website for those days when "hes not so interested" http://www.educationcity.com/family/userselect/
  5. One word association

    authority
  6. Mouses for Poor Motor-control

    i've used a logitech trackman wheel for a few years and would recommend it to anyone. you whizz the ball about with your right-hand thumb, the buttons (and scroll wheel) with your fingers. they make a 'trackman marble' which centralises the ball, but no experience of that one. i chose it cos it negates the need for mousemat space ie. you could rest it on your knee if needed!
  7. seems to me the annoyances mentioned have been generated by the media. i don't read newspapers or watch national news... i don't think at any point anyone's said he should be let off/done nothing wrong. point is, he shouldn't be extradited. obviously his legal help are hoping the AS dx will strengthen that point... ongoing comments certainly keep this thread up top for easy access to the link provided though bid, that worked with computers + has girlfriend = clever boy equation is priceless
  8. UK Law for UK Citizens...
  9. Positive or Negative?

    i went with more + than - i am also someone that finds the negativity of others brings me down though...only now learning to ignore them and enjoying it
  10. One word association

    tap
  11. http://www.autism.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly....895&a=18512 The petition link is available from the full article above.
  12. One word association

    collection
  13. One word association

    animal
  14. musical fun :)

    duckymear does Wasteland (Jam cover) keeping the theme from the OP, this was a very influential song for me when...younger
  15. Guilty Pleasures - Music

    I like a few of John Denver's songs a lot too. My fave is Leaving On a Jet Plane, but not so much the version that appears on the Definitive All Time Greatest album, as it's a bit quicker and has more percussion 'in the mix'! TMHCR is my 2nd fave though...he's one of the few artists my parents had on tape that I can still listen to now...KRaftwerk also spring to mind...well, Autobahn anyway, as opposed to The Model! Anyone do last.fm? I have a few "embarrassing ones" in my history perhaps...I don't think embedding (my chart) here will work, but my username is hhoobb if anyone goes that way! Music really works for me
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