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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

Tanya52

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  1. Making friends at university

    Hi I experienced everything you described and more. In addition I'm not a native speaker and has been a student ( mature) for the last 7 years. It might sounds crazy, but once I decided that I deserve better. So, I often felt like a kamikaze, learning to make small talks and trying to read and understand emotions. The best thing is that your anxiety ( in my case panic attacks too) are no stronger then you. I tell you! The second best is that people are good. Really! I've learnt to learn to trust others. think
  2. Starting a Business

    Hello On a topic. Prince's trust has two branches, the second is for Mature Enterprise (over 50). Your business idea, from my point of view, sounds quite risky and, consequently, a business plan, I recon, is the first necessary goose step. Nobody in the right mind would give a loan for a business proposal without proper risk estimation. Last year we've met a young millionaire who've made 4.5 mil in 4 years. A student, he estimated zero probability of taking a loan, sold his old cheap car and invested a small sum in his first business idea. That young man is amazingly infections with positivism and pragmatism. He sees business opportunities where other see nothing or just problems. Yes, he sold his first business and now has another 2 + a few more ideas. How about a different business model without taking any loans? Is there anything you REALY like? Really passionate about ?
  3. Just accepted

    Hi Jef, Welcome aboard! I'm glad that you've got the result and found some answers to your questions. Tell us more. T:)
  4. Adult Aspergers assessment

    The psychologist who did my assessment interviewed my husband. He said the best would be to interview my parents but that wasn’t possible. He asked my husband “Do you think she’s weird?”
  5. Famous people with Aspergers

    Hi Aura Quite right too! I did not mean to hijack your thread, just made a mistake, tried to delete my message after posting it but was unable to do so. I am sincerely sorry for upsetting you and promise it will NEVER happen again.
  6. What's everyone listening to?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KZjvlKjeXI
  7. Aspergers: How we see it

    Hi Essentric, Thanks for your reply. Patsy is a voice/acting coach, one of the best in the UK. Her book Presence: How to use positive energy for success in every situation, is a manual how to navigate in social interaction with focus on self-development. This model of connectivity with environment called ‘Presence’. I thought it might be compatible with your description of feeling a part of it. What can I say? It’s different. Her methodology might seem as a bit laborious( breathing excesses, posture exercises and lots more) but one might find them beneficial and fun to lean. This lady is coaching some of the most celebrated actors, prisoners, severely disable people, you name it –she’s done it. Unfortunately for me, a few years ago she moved to LA and doesn’t teach in the Central Voice and Drama in London any more. They do personal coaching and short courses .
  8. Famous people with Aspergers

    Hi Essentric, Thanks for your reply. Patsy is a voice/acting coach, one of the best in the UK. Her book Presence: How to use positive energy for success in every situation, is a manual how to navigate in social interactions, with focus on self-development. This model of connectivity with environment called ‘Presence’. I though it compatible with your description of feeling a part of it. What can I say? It’s different. Her methodology might seem as a bit laborious( breathing excesses, posture exercises and lots more) but one might find them beneficial and fun to lean. This lady has been working with the most celebrated actors, with prisoners, with severely disable people, you name it –she’s done it. Unfortunately for me, a few years ago she moved to LA and doesn’t teach in the London's Central Voice and Drama any more. They do personal coaching and short courses .
  9. Famous people with Aspergers

    Hello Eccentric! How you doing? You might right on this one. Isn't it just a guessing game? How do we know who is and isn't AS? Unless they themselves told so. What do you think? Please check this link if you've got a minute http://www.asperger-syndrome.me.uk/people.htm
  10. Ramblings

    Hi Gina, You’ve observed a classic example like one of those described in Erick Berne’s the Games People play! Ones I fund a community on the Internet , its objective is to unite similar thinking people all round the world. Unfortunately I haven’t saved it in my favourites but the fact is that this movement has begun already. On the other hand it could be all smoke & mirrors.
  11. Ramblings

    Hi Gina, I’m glad that we're on the same page! I agree that an utopia/an idea could be a very pleasing thing but its execution/implementation might turn pretty ugly. I think about it as a series of macro-social experiments in different cultures. This belief system has changed the world as we knew it, changed the way many people think and behave.
  12. Aspergers: How we see it

    Hi Essentric, Thanks for interesting observation, I’m trying to understand. What do you mean by saying ‘you can never - metaphorically - reach out and touch your environment’ ? Does it mean that we’re not capable to learn a new experience? You might find some answers in Patsy Rodenburg’s Second Circle. There’s her model ( you use the word ‘metaphorically’) of connectedness - ‘presence’. There’re also a practical piece of advice and plenty of exercises to get connected to the world around, so you feel present.
  13. Ramblings

    Hi Gina, Here we have it! I’m not sure about all of the community but I totally support every paragraph of your manifesto. It isn’t a new utopia, we’ve got an example of it - Marxism and some even earlier contributions of the Russian thinkers like Chernyshevcky & Dobrolubov , not to forget the Quakers in England.
  14. Aspergers Awareness

    Hi Alex, Mel is right, there're some of NAS's fliers in a health awareness carousel in our library. It's very graceful of you!
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