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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. It's Chrrrrrristmasssss!!!

    Done the Christmas tree today
  2. Profile Picture

    I managed to in the end.
  3. Drinking and ASD?

    Drinking is illogical. Tastes horrible and kills you.
  4. Harry Potter 7

    I saw it yesterday, was great
  5. Jobcentres are depressing

    Why tell them at all?
  6. Jobcentres are depressing

    At least you don't work at the Jobcentre. Imagine how depressing it'd be if you quit then had to come in the next day! But yeah, do you say that you're an Aspie on your CV? BTW, the job market at the moment sucks for everyone at the moment, Aspie or not, so don't feel too bad if you don't get accepted. Blame bankers and hedge funds, that's what everyone else does. I personally blame lack of proper regulation. If you agree with me, go ahead and blame that, too.
  7. 'Aspie' Girls - info. wanted...

    Useful site and shameless self promotion: http://www.teenagerswithaspergers.com/
  8. Do I have aspergers

    Cool! I taught myself HTML at 10! I'm 16 now and I acutally know a bit of ARM assembly code! Welcome!
  9. Phishing ain't what it used to be...

    My mum got something like that before, but the date on it was the 1st of January 2000 and it had a reply-to address which had a purposely misspelled word in it (something only an Aspie would notice, that is ).
  10. Hello World!

    Thanks for the welcomes!
  11. Not trying to boast, but feeling really chuffed!

    Congratulations! It's great that companies like this exist, too
  12. ASD & AS High Functioning is there a differnce?????

    ASD = Autistic Spectrum Disorder, all forms of autism come under this Asperger's and High Functioning Autism = for all practical intents and purposes, they are the exact same thing, and will be merged in 2013
  13. When should we tell our son that he has Aspergers?

    Tell him right now. The sooner the better! If I haden't been told at an early age, I would have had a much harder time than I did. EDIT: Just noticed the post above
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    The same thing is happening to me too. The file I was uploading was a mere 13kb and 150x113 but it still said too large.
  15. Are Aspergers and laziness related?

    Normal NT stuff like using public transport is hard for me, but then, assembly code and Linux hacking is hard for NTs. So, if I'm lazy for finding public transport hard, then the NTs are lazy for not learning how to port Android to their iPods!