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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. with nts- nope...one reply maybe out of...politeness or testing me or whatever- but after? o messages.
  2. Do you like my quickly made poem?

    The day started ok.... I was like yea. I smiled and laughed and ended up looking like a giraffe As the day went on, I went to a shop But it was only a matter of time before my bum went pop I sang a song to my dog who indeed smelt like a frog So i washed him and watched tv Anyway...my day was ok.
  3. thsnk for the replys:) ive already got dla - the lowest £30.00 something one and that goes to my mums acount ....... we called the job centre - well she did and told me to be quiet etc - she doesnt think i have as - she thinks all girls with as are really shy and quiet? whereas i can be outgoing...but in social situations...i get very nervous, stressted easily, upset etc
  4. like - do people with as tend to be more lazy and find easy things hard to do
  5. she says it in a sarcastic way we dont get on well - for years we had fights - i felt she never understood or wanted to understand my problems - she cares about small children with autism (server autism eg at a primary school where she works but to me - couldnt care - she say sarcastically- yea - its your aspergers / sesnory issues
  6. like the level of aspergers - mild / servere
  7. one mum was on my laptop - i was behind her - she moved her arm - i jumped
  8. will you miss peggy what do you think of it
  9. Happy Birthday Gordie!

    Happy Birthday Gordie! Wow your 30! I thought you were 18! lol Hope you had a great time! : D
  10. Prozac

    I am on prozac and it does help me alot:) Although Im on the lowest dose and I still feel depressed but I can cope now where before I used to get extremely angry and upset easily I once tried respiridome without prozac - i was on it for a few days - couldnt cope - felt very shy and grumpy - so went off it :/