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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. you took the words out my mouth my dear. Unfortunately I'm in the opposite situation and have been on several occasions. I have been employed, mentioned explicitly that I have Asperger's and then everything seems ok cause I settle in good and something goes bad, they don't know how to handle it and then I walk out my job. Happened twice now, just because on the face of it, they think 'oh he's intelligent' and then bypass everything else... which has resulted in some odd situations... Recently Through Jobcentre, I got on with Remploy who helped me find this Marks & Spencers job, and luckily with frequent discussions and the like between me and managers, everything is fine and we have had no major problems at all. I would try to get help from remploy if you can.
  2. does anyone believe this 2012 stuff?

    yeah I suppose.... ah well, only a week to find out, I have a few beers in just in case like! lol nah going to be busy all next week with xmas shopping and work, work at this time of year is enough to wear me out!
  3. What's everyone listening to?

  4. ASD and Obsessions

    Trains and Buses for me, still that way now!
  5. does anyone believe this 2012 stuff?

    cause I'm seriously bricking it and so far had three panic attacks and other problems thinking about it..... I don't know about some stupid calender or volcano but seriously a war is possible.....
  6. I got a job.... although it is temp....

    it is slowly helping thanks, the doctor has just upped my dosage so we shall see more improvements over the next month or two
  7. Brainsex Matters- research

    i scored 8 digit 2 on the left hand is longer than digit 4 on the right hand digit 2 is SHORTER than digit 4. Strange!
  8. I got a job.... although it is temp....

    always a fair point but word has it that they took on loads of Permanent staff back in July.... we shall see, but fingers crossed.
  9. in terms of helping kids and people get the right support, its a great idea. in terms of naming and such like, I hate it, I would rather be called Asperger's any day of the week rather than 'Autistic'
  10. Been a while since I was on here... have been struggling with varying degrees of thought patterns over the last 4 or 5 months but I have felt slightly happier as I have got a job with marks and spencers until the 29th december, anything after that is in the hands of the gods as they say. I started back in october and I am liking it a fair bit, nice people to work with (bar one but I shall explain later), the canteen serves nice hot food and it's near to where I live. The only real annoying thing about the job is tidying up after the public, it amazes me how something which takes me 20 mins to tidy up and get perfectly neat on display gets ruined within seconds... however that's retail for you. I'm not doing anything special, just tills, tidying up and mes fitting room work, its alright, its quite social but with it being really busy I get tired out very quickly. the one person I don't get on with/ struggle to tolerate is another lad, he's 7 years older than me yet our personailites and behaviours are so closely related its starting to grate a little. I can work with him as and when I need to but I rather wouldn't and the managers feel the same as well. it doesn't help because if I am near someone loud I talk louder without knowing it and they need me to be quieter, which I have nailed unless I am working with this other guy. the managers know about this and we have made agreements regarding it so everything is running smoothly again Just so worried about not having a job after the 29th though and January is a bad time for jobs perosnal update as well, those of you regulars who know me, well the problems i had with a previous employer have been left behind... I sought legal advice but didn't go through with it as I wish pretty stressed from a full time call centre job and as a result I had colic spasms and some sickness, so I had to leave it behind me, for which I feel better. I was also diagnosed with an underactive thyroid problem! so I am now on thyroxine to help me out
  11. require a legal aid solicitor fast.

    Be nice just to have a job! lol. Yes, they were aware of the Diagnosis from Day 1 There has been nothing written at all which is very strange. it has all been verbal. I could not revoke the hours at the agency job which was full time. the part time job alone doesn't bring in enough money, in mind my wages are now helping support mum and dad, times are tough, things aren't easy but that goes for everyone. Probably work at another bar, I am after this for the justice.
  12. Hi all, long time no see. I ended up with a job at an agency recently working for NatWest. I resigned last week from the RBS assignment as it was far too stressful and affecting my health. The agency are keen to help me and we have no problems there. My bar job was part time and was at a venue in Leicester for the local council and I loved that job ever so much. When I started RBS i notified them of the arrangement and there have been some issues. RBS had me contracted so I could work whatever shift whatever day at a drop of a hat notice. this caused some problems when cancelling shifts at my bar job as apparently the main manager says that I wasn't giving them the statutory 7 days notice. anyways. There was an email exchange between me and said manager, which I still have and I basically said to him that he was being unfair and that his man management skills left something to be desired. he doesn't understand my issues and doesn;t treat everyone fairly. My parents and I have spoke and the lovely agency lady knows as well now (Had to let them know so they can help find me more work but I am left now with NO income at all) and the manager had a meeting today with me and effectively fired me. needless to say I have had a ******g **** day today and feel as lost as ever. I feel a lot worse now than i did at the beginning of the week. this is not helping my depression. as far as we can tell, it is possible that the manager has broken about 7 laws/clauses in laws, some of those relating to the Disabilities equality act. I really need some help and legal advice, I am not doing this for money, I am doing this for the Justice of Myself and others like me. the problem is I am trying to get into contact with the Citizens advice Bureau and they are not open today so feel very lost right now. me and mum will go through my contract tonight and see what's there but still I want to know where I stand.
  13. I am looking for a card game for autismic children

    Ahh in that case scrap my idea! from what angle are you trying to teach them? it's all interesting I must admit!
  14. I am looking for a card game for autismic children

    What age Children are we talking about? if they are interested in Amazing facts and stuff and want a simple game Top trumps could be a candidate, it all depends on the kids themselves.