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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. Behaviour Support dept

    Congrats Phas!! Wish mine went to a school near you!!!!!
  2. Why should I give up smoking

    I think you are brilliant, if someone said to me give up chocolate for 8days i would think that my life had ended!!! Good on ya and keep it up
  3. have you used complimentary therapy?

    Yeah i have used complimentary therapy for my son... My mother is a reflexologist and armotherapist, and I swear by alternative medicine!!!!
  4. PE teacher

    I cant tell you how livid I am about the PE teacher, and I have had a day to calm down. We had app with Rheumatologist, she was very adement that he should not do any form of PE whilst he has inflammation or pain, she will write a letter for me excusing K from PE until further notice..... She is concerned that his blood test is a bit raised, because the methoxerate is such a potent medicine especially for kids she has to be careful that is does not affect his bone marrow so we are going to have to have more tests.... He might have to have injections into his hips to help with pain, we will just see how the steriods work or not... Both hubby and I have phoned and left messages, even the receptionist recognised my voice (and accent South African), hubby said he is going to the school on thurs morning at 8.30 and he will not be leaving until he is seen.... God help that school the XXXX is gonna hit the fan....
  5. PE teacher

    Hi all, I have still been popping in but have not posted in a while!!! Hope you are all well! K has been ill lately and off school for 1 week due to a flare-up of his arthritis.I sent the following letter in today:- I wanted to inform you of K's current situation regarding his arthritis. He has not been very well lately and has not been at school over the past week due to a severe flare-up of his arthritis in his knees and hips. He was seen on Wednesday by our GP who wanted to admit him if there was no change in his condition after a course of steriods. We are due to see the rheumatologist and we will arrange to get a letter for you stating that he cannot do P.E. even non-contact sports until his next review. Please excuse K from P.E. until further notice. K was given dention by the PE teacher today for not having his PE kit with him even though he was not doing PE. It's apparently the school rules to have a PE kit with you even if you are not doing PE - Why???? NOw they are doing cross country at school and its about 2miles, K said to the teacher today that he cant do (after handing him the above letter). Teacher said that he could walk it. What the . He has no understanding of his condition even though i have phoned and spoken to him before.... I am so glad that K refused to do it, he knows that its too much for him... I have phoned the school and tried to speak to the teacher but funny how no one is available... I am soooooo mad
  6. medical condtion

    I agree with you cmuir, medical condition is a huge umbrella!!!
  7. were getting a puppy!!!

    We have a new puppy she is a Westie and is only 4mnths old, best thing we did was getting a puppy the kids absolutely love her and its very therapeutic for K as well he is besotted with her
  8. Inconsiderate beep beep pharmacy

    My pharmacy are having the very same problem, luckily K has still got a few days left but I was given 5 days worth and asked to return at the end of the week??? When renewing the perscription the nurse at the doctors had never heard of melationin she said it was the first time she had come across it...
  9. christmas

    LOVE it - cant wait... I'm from South Africa and we have hot Christmas's so love the cold winter Christmas's with all the trimings and the lights dont get me started i love the lights!!!!!
  10. prison sentence/care proceedings...

    OMG, I dont know what to say!! Praying things work out for you!!!
  11. School detention advice

    K has detention today for this very same thing, I have refused to let him go in the past and ended up having a meeting with the Senco because I also felt that reasonable adjustments had to be had because of his AS. Most of the time teachers dont recognise that AS is a disability - a hidden one at that so they dont realise that they have organisational skills difficulties.
  12. Google Earth is a load of rubbish

    I think its rubbish too cant find my house either!!!
  13. Good luck for the morning Paula!!!!
  14. Difficult decision....

    I have just got my kids a westie pup and I could not make the decission you are faced with, its so hard its like having another member of the family!!! I do hope you dog is ok!! All the best
  15. sensitive matter

    I think you should phone CAMHS to ask them for advice perhaps he needs some form of counselling from someone because it seems like he has been thru a hell of a lot...