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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. I guess you didn't get to delete your account then! I also want to delete mine... no obvious way

  2. Hello,

     

    My name is Oya.(Tugra's mum) I am trying to delete my account but I'm having trouble doing so. I may rejoin at a later date but at the moment I would like to remove my account and all my posts if possible please.

     

    Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

     

    Best wishes,

     

    Oya

  3. Hello,

     

    My name is Oya.(Tugra's mum) I am trying to delete my account but I'm having trouble doing so. I may rejoin at a later date but at the moment I would like to remove my account and all my posts if possible please.

     

    Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

     

    Best wishes,

     

    Oya

  4. Hello,

     

    My name is Oya.(Tugra's mum) I am trying to delete my account but I'm having trouble doing so. I may rejoin at a later date but at the moment I would like to remove my account and all my posts if possible please.

     

    Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

     

    Best wishes,

     

    Oya

  5. Hello,

     

    My name is Oya.(Tugra's mum) I am trying to delete my account but I'm having trouble doing so. I may rejoin at a later date but at the moment I would like to remove my account and all my posts if possible please.

     

    Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

     

    Best wishes,

     

    Oya

  6. Communication passport sounds like a great idea!! Thanks for that!!
  7. My Wife Left Me

    Hi Dan, I am very sorry to hear about your situation. I have watched my brother go through the same emotions this past year and they are all part of the grieving process but you must accept her wishes and look at moving on without her. I realise that this is difficult given your circumstances and the situation still being so new but time is a great healer IF you make the necessary changes. Firstly, I strongly believe that it is important that you accept your diagnosis before you can move on with anything in your life and to be able to open the door to new opportunities. Living in denial will only hold you back and prevent you from being in touch with yourself and living your life to the full. On a positive note, I think it is great that you have joined this forum and admitted that you have been living in denial. You have already taken your first step to coming to terms with Aspergers being a part of who you are. I lived in denial when my son was first diagnosed with AS and it affected my relationships with not only other people but also with myself. Eventually when I accepted the diagnosis, one way was by reading lots of inspirational books written by people with Aspergers, I began to feel inner peace and acceptance. Everybody benefited from this! Try your local library for books or the National Autistic Society to recommend some. If you don't want to buy them I believe the NAS have their own library.Try your local library for books or ask the NAS to recommend some. If you don't want to buy them I believe they have their own library. The National Autistic Society can help you with finding appropriate employment with employers who are aware of the difficulties that people with Aspergers face. They can help you with filling out application forms, CV, interviews and adjusting to the working environment. I have even heard of a certain organization that will go into work with you and visit you to see how your getting on and talk to your employer for you if you are having concerns. Talk to the NAS.In fact they can help with most situations from learning more about Aspergers, to what is available in your area, to financial matters, the list is on going. If there is something they cannot help you with then they will forward you on to someone who can. Also perhaps counselling will help, there should be charity organisations in your area that provide a listening ear for people who are going through a divorce for a small fee. My son takes part in Autism research projects and he has made some good friends on the way, as well as some money and it has given his self esteem a boost. Volunteer work is a great way of adjusting to the work life and gaining skills and confidence. You could volunteer as little as an hour every 2 weeks. WRONGPLANET.NET is another forum you could join which you may find useful. It is great and I have had lots of useful feedback from the members there. Trekster has given some great advice "Once i started reading up about aspergers and accepting why i was different i found my life was much better. i dont think of being disabled as being a negative thing just others reactions to my disability can be negative. ive found a way to channel my autism into helping others through volunteering" If your interested the National Autistic Number is 08450704004. What have you got to lose Dan WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH TO GAIN. Hope this helps.
  8. My AS son is 13 years old and recently I have found that members of the public are less tolerable with him. His behaviour at times can typically be inappropriate eg he is too loud or not behaving in a way that is expected of a 13 year old. I am sure you get the idea. I am so frustrated and angry when people judge my son. As a mother I am very defensive and up until now I have been able to handle the situation without confronting the person but what I really want is to be prepared with something to say that will be affective enough to not cause a conflict between myself and the judgemental person or persons yet feel like I have defended my son and also not embarrass my son in anyway. Can anyone offer any advice and/or share any similar experiences please as I feel absolutely heart broken in such situations and although my son may not communicate it neuro typical way I can tell that it is affecting him too.
  9. Hiya, just wanted to introduce myself

    HI, MY SON IS 12, ASPIE AND MY DAUGHTER 15, NON ASPIE. THANKS FOR THE DATE. I STILL GET THE EMAILS FROM MKASPS REGARDING DATES, YOU NEVER KNOW I MAY TURN UP ONE EVENING. <'>
  10. hi to all, my introduction

    Welcome It took a few years for my son to accept he was different and now he is so comfortable with his diagnosis and happy within himself that he doesn't think about it anymore. I hope that when he is an adult he will feel the same way. Good luck with your relationship and keep the lines of communication open <'>
  11. My Turn to Introduce Myself - Hi Everyone

    Welcome my son was diagnosed with aspergers 3 times at various hospitals and our local hospital tried to undiagnose him Its been a long and tough journey but atleast we are not alone now
  12. Flu

    If its any consolation I spent last xmas and new year in bed with the flu . I know its hard with the way you are feeling right now but look on the bright side and count yourself lucky that you have got it over and done with. Atleast i hope that is how it works:) Hope you feel much better soon. Stock up on the vitamin c's!!!
  13. Hiya, just wanted to introduce myself

    Forgot to add, tell me about your family. How many kiddies do you have? How old are they? Do you go to the local support group ?
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