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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. WOMEN with high functioning ASD - Let's take action!?

    That is one im unable to do is script conversations in my head my behaviour comes out as it as im quite literal and will say it how it is. I got into trouble at school for correcting the teacher on her spelling because i told her it was not right. I still have trouble expressing and communicating I have trouble understanding emotions, and reading them. We have learned im using words that people say to me, but not understanding them. I have special interests mainly on Dolphins. I have difficulty starting a conversation and is often quiet person around people socially people even think im 16 when im older than that.
  2. WOMEN with high functioning ASD - Let's take action!?

    I am not transphobic i am actually friends with the trans community and have friends within the trans community. But i believe that whether we are female/or male i dont think the symptoms are any different for sex. They say male has separate to female, but im afemale but so alike towards male but we are all different so i am not for one who believes that females are different to males.
  3. Aids to communication

    What kind of aids are you referring to? PECS AAC Communication Passports Makaton? There is various communication aids. For me i use my AAC when i loose my communication, I am waiting to get some help to makea communication passport with the speech therapist, as i am having trouble expressing myself to people and them not understanding me. I found PECS benefical to me at special school, actually i am speaking now if it wasnt for my special school. I also found that flashcards helps me to
  4. Supported living?

    Been in Supported Living myself and most llikely be going back to one again, well these type of accomodations only last 3 years, can be longer as the council make it difficult to get your own place, which is to get you to be as independent as you can they are preparing you for the world to live alone. Manage bills, support you to cook, anything you have difficulty with they will support you. Some of these accomodations will be Monday-Sunday and few hours a day, but some are 6 hours a week. For me that it be 6 hours of support if i go back into one and most likely need my home help in to help me manage my day to day things that i cant manage IE the cleaning.
  5. The Âutistic Ûnion

    Get a bus pass its not about severity. Its just fitting into one category. I fit under the learning disability category
  6. WOMEN with high functioning ASD - Let's take action!?

    Hi Georgia. I am diagnosed as having Mid Functioning Autism, which means i am in the middle of the spectrum. I was diagnosed at age 14 but i also have various other conditions, when i read my friend books the author 'Paul Isaacs' I completely relate to his experiences and the way life was/is for him we are so much alike. There was a lot of stuff that came up because of him i did not realise until i first met him and i glad we did.
  7. Iam not allowed to change my utility they havent give me permission from landlord to even change my meter to not a prepayment. I am on disabled careline for any issues arise with my electric also that i get winter warm scheme and governmnt money towards electric every year that im entitled to
  8. I am on a contract, cant even change my phone company because of my bad credit rating score but then on pay as u go i be spending more money than what my contract is
  9. Not my experience. I get in quickly but mine was about scam messages coming through my phone and charging me
  10. Update on Specialisterne

    I think what Aeolinne is looking for is a paid work, not voluntary based. She says is not entitled to means tested benefits, but moving to Glasgow would be too much with money situation. But is looking for paid work is that what you are saying Aeolinne
  11. Undiagnosed - and this is me...what do you think?

    Yeah some of it sounds that way but its possible to have Both.
  12. Undiagnosed - and this is me...what do you think?

    I am unsure with what it says in there but im not qualified to know but if u think u are go to GP and ask for referral to someone who specialised in autism and ask for 2nd opinion
  13. The Âutistic Ûnion

    Are you eligible for a concessionary bus pass? Do any of the following apply to you? Please only select one option, choosing the one most relevant to you. You should only tick the option if it’s permanent or has lasted, or will last, 12 months or more. Are you blind or partially sighted? YesNo Are you profoundly or severely deaf? YesNo Are you unable to speak? YesNo Do you not have arms or have lost the use of both arms? YesNo Do you have a learning disability? YesNo Has your driving licence been revoked or refused on medical grounds (apart from because of conditions related to drug and alcohol misuse)? YesNo Is your walking ability permanently and substantially impaired? YesNo Are you a member/veteran of the armed services who’s been seriously injured in service? YesNo Are you none of the above? YesNo
  14. How i describe it for me is when one problem, becomes another and it builds up and because my emotions are quite heightened they suddenly explode as my brain is not processing the information because of the sensory stimuli. Like for example i have had to deal with a phone company and he could not understand me, and it was like a vicious circle and my brain is spinning around and around trying to process what is happening and then him not understanding me and then i explode into meltdown as my brain does not handle heightened emotions/environment.
  15. The Âutistic Ûnion

    I have mine on the basis of learnng disability registered with council with proof. Not on basis of DLA. Some also can get on basis of mental health