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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. Managing Meltdowns?

    My son now 14 is exactly the same especially how many things i was going to buy ....now he doesnt come with me hardly ever...
  2. SEN Statements

    I have been through everything you have mentioned my son is 13 has aspergers .....our outcome is home ed ......happier boy now hardly any meltdowns etc.................sometimes its the best ........................
  3. I could identify with your experience ........nice to hear its getting better.......
  4. emotional

    My 13 year old son was very anxious about school .....we now home educate .....happier boy now no more meltdowns......bliss......sometimes youve got to think aout yourself and look at the big picture ................
  5. aches everytime I handwrite

    My 13 year old son is the same he prefers typing .........bonus is he can type really fast..................
  6. Very frustrating appointment with gp

    Change your GP ................theres good and bad.....
  7. Im Scottish so Mince and tatties turnip ..............or haggis ......
  8. nans ghost?! surely not!

    It was her way to communicate with you this is how our loved ones do it......i had a similar dream about one of my friends who had died a few years ago i the dream i said 'i thought you were dead she said no look at me ....and she looked well.........i belive in the spirit world .............she knows what is going on in you life and is trying to guild you and reassure you.....its nothing to worry about just a nice thing to happen.......
  9. How to get Social Services involved

    I was offered Barnados ....someone to be with my son a sort of buddywho can come and visit etc......they said that wasalll they could offer..........
  10. I want to kill my cat

    We had one of the cats come in cat flap with magpie in his mouth my hubby managed to rescue it he was a bit stunned .....talked to him put him in garden then he eventually flew away.......
  11. I want to kill my cat

    Hi, Yes i know exactly what you mean happens to us all the time i have 3 cats and have a phobia about mice.............i rely on my husband to deal with it but i ahve to run somewhere in the hosue for safety and shake.......they havent doen it for a while as weve had alot of rain here in wales for last few weeks........i say the same stupid cat cant even catch it properly and they think their doing good as its suppose to be a Present ..........i even get premenision[spelling] dreams about the cat bringing a mouse in .................lol
  12. Hi, What you just said sounds exactly like my grand daughter shes 5 it was like reading about her......my youngest hes 13 is dx with aspergers and my older 3 have traits .....i have alwyas said she has something ....she had delayed speech which is more inline with autism ....but fidgets all the time cant sit still climbs gets into danger doesnt see it......she is getting extra help at school ...she screams at times when out shopping i think its the noise and lights....i dont see much of her as they live in scotland now....but her mum was jsut the same runs in our family ......
  13. What about the good times?

    My eldest son has an IT company ........and my youngest is heading that way.........other son finishes mechanical engineering apprenticeship in a few months .......
  14. His aspies in families

    I would say definately i have 4 children all have traits to different degrees .....didnt realise it until recently ....but makes sense now....
  15. anyone else got children that just cant manage school

    Hi, We would definatetly not do boarding it would kill us and him........we,re in Wales..............we wont be doing medication.........when we sort out our home situation we will probably have a private tutor for his IT skills as this will be his future ...........same as his older brother......we are happy with the home education route he is a happier boy now due to not worrying endlessly about where and when hes getting taught ...it was rediculous........and i say again we live in wales......................
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