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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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    Norfolk Broads
  • Birthday 12/27/1987

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    Teignmouth, Devon
  • Interests
    Railways, classic cars, traction engines, buses, trams, wildlife (particularly wolves and foxes), furries (anthropomorphic characters), clowning, balloon twisting, magic.
  1. *hugs* keep in touch. ^^~x

  2. Yes, Pola. I will keep in touch. *Hugs* Wolf hugs enjoy a huge reputation, don't they?

  3. Hi Ed. My 'fursona' is POLA (The Great White Bear Guardian to the Gates of The Fur Kingdom). Dobie is a black and tan doberman pup. I can be found on fbook under the name Pola bear ( polar bear with purple fur pic). What's your 'fursona'? I enjoyed your youtube video. Keep in touch POLA ^^

  4. If you're a furry, what species are you?

  5. mongrels,BBC3

    Nelson happens to be my favourite. It's just as well that somebody said I'm very much like him.
  6. Hello fellow FURRY ^^

  7. This thread gives you the opportunity to talk about what you're listening to at this present moment. To get the ball rolling, I'm listening to a series of WW2 songs which were patriotic in the case of the Americans e.g. There'll Be A Little Smokio in Tokyo (pardon the stereotypical language which was common during WW2).
  8. Hello everyone :)

    Welcome aboard!
  9. Ed says hello!

    I want to go to Yellowstone, too! On the other hand, why don't you take a look at this?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVn26ZazeVE
  10. Railways

    I understand that the vast majority of us Aspies are railway enthusiasts (one in four, I assume. So if any of you are railway enthusiasts, this thread is your opportunity to talk about such a topic. To get the ball rolling, I can tell you that I'm heavily involved in railways in many ways e.g. I'm the chairman and founder of the Asperger Rail Club.
  11. mongrels,BBC3

    I've seen Mongrels, too. And what can I say except it's brilliant!
  12. Ed says hello!

    That's right! Ed is my real name and I'd like to say hello to you all! Being 'in pursuit' of meeting others with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome, I can tell you that I'm a man of many interests including railways and wolf conservation.