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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. Son watches DVDs in French

    yes my 9 year old ha sdicovered s4c he loves it and also watches his films in japanese, he likes listening to different languages?
  2. thats really interesting because i find this aswell, i am on the spectrum a bit though.. its like nt children should all be on super nanny if you know what i mean
  3. dla - do you think i will ever get it????/

    it does take ages, with me they sent a letter to school, school filled it in and basically said my son was fine and able. it got refused on the grounds that my son doesnt need night time help and is not incontinant, i phoned them back because these actually were the reasons why i had applied for it, incontinance night time wakings for toilet sleep walking and the school had no idea about our night times, an appeal went onand this started feb i am still waiting to here the results,
  4. Dyspraxia

    if he is at school, ask to see the school doctor/nurse. where we are that gets the ball rolling but can take a very very long time.
  5. Dyspraxia

    I am 31 mother of 3 boys, i am dyspraxic. i cant feel my fingers properly and i am a nightmare in the kitchen. yesterday i was in a clothes shop, i was looking at dresses and suddunley for no reason the coat hanger and dress was tangled in my pony tail, and before i knew it the second coathanger and top had now also become entangled in my hair. those sorts of things happen so many times a day-once i ended up in A&E because i had been cooking and the kitchen knife got stuck in my head, i thought i was going to die. but it was ok..
  6. Oh thankyou, today i feel like moving far away then at least i would know that was a good enough reason not to have family help. it does make me feel better that its not just me <'>
  7. this is amzing, i have been in floods today, why are my family not helpful, they think they are but at the same time noone will actually ever help how i need help, they offer to baby sit but never will, in fact i find it desperatly upsetting at the moment how all the family dont get it, what the difficulties are and probably think i make it all up, then the only other peopl i see are the health professionals who tell me how autistic the kids are and how i should have support and respite and allsorts. and then there are no friends, today i feel i am stuck on this strange island completly isolated and all this life going on around me. and blah blah blah. sorry ive just had it today. i dont know where i go from here today. i feel very depressed. i only want a bit of a life in a place that i feel comfortable with just a couple of people around me who understand it all..
  8. secondary school

    I will I just found out theres a meeting with them on monday, but its moved to a new place, any ideas as to where they hold it now?
  9. does your child do this too?

    my 20 month old does this to
  10. secondary school

    I live in rural chester, and the local schools secondary that is are really no use to my as son. i have no idea where there is a good one. i need an art based one, i know they excist, and i am happy to move to chester /south manchester,warrington, or we are on the border of north shropshire cheshire and wrexham. does anyone know of any where between or around any of these ares. its driving me mad i dont know where to start looking or what i am looking for?
  11. Does a parent of yours have autism

    so awful really sorry about your dad , thankyou all for those i feel much better now and will respond to her as i would an aspie and not bombard her with my stresses as she interprets them as her own pain and not mine, so i will have to burden you lot instead as there is no one else. lots of thanks x

    yes, 18 months ago, i was told that my childrens symptoms were abuse, extreme manipulation and so on, neglect etc. 18 months on cahms appointment finally came through and low and behold they do have real difficulties to, its awful you have to be so careful
  13. aspie family....

    i have found it almost impossible to find true aspie diagnosis as an adult. I know i am and certain mum is and grandad, two of my three boys are and my partner and also 2 brothers out of 4. and a cousin. I was told at uni by the educational psych that i have a semantic pragmatic disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and social phobia, but he wouldnt call it aspergers just under an umbrella. anyway, i have found that they are only happy to dignose it if you are a child. in my experience that is, i have also only recently realised that where theres one aspie, theres more there in a family
  14. I am just wondering if anyone has experienced this, i feel one of my parents is on the spectrum and i am finding there lack of empathy and understanding of my own feelings and problems really hard to deal with. if i have a very awful problem and go to talk to them about it as i need some comfort-emotional support etc,sometimes i might get a laugh off them, which always shocks me when this happens, or a yawn sometimes. or sometimes they will listen but drift off in the middle, i go home usually feeling worse. i dont have any local friends to see or talk to really and they are my only support. but sometimes i feel as though they should support me, when i say support i only mean a cup of tea and a 'dont worry'maybe thats to much to expect of my parents. I know really I should give up expecting a response off them if i know it isnt possible because of aspergers, but then i feel empty that i am never going to get that and that feels sad..
  15. is he?

    I will go to gp i think, he does shout me but when hes next to me he will go off as though he cant find me. thankyou everyone