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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. Hi everyone how is yoru day going - great I hope

  2. Hooray!!!

    Interesting subject! Congrats on passing
  3. Diagnosis at 41?

    I like your post, its really postivie! Like you I think that the diagnoose allows you to move on and deal with understanding why thinks are different for yourself and to put in place ways of 'fitting in with society'. Reading is always a great resource when the NHS or NAS don't have the resources that you require.
  4. HIya Everyone

    Well fair play to you
  5. HIya Everyone

    Hi Charlotte, hows uni going?
  6. HIya Everyone

    I see I am not the only one which is great Did you get the job?
  7. HIya Everyone

    Cool I am from Manchester! It is good to hear from somebody who is independent in the community. It looks like you have your hands full!
  8. How do manage with two kids and study? I take my hat off to you

  9. HIya Everyone

    what part of Lancs are you from?
  10. Hello from Aeolienne

    Hi Aeolienne Sorry to hear your having a tough time, going through similar situation myself with employers!
  11. HIya Everyone

    Hello everyone. I thought I would introduce myself as I am new. Adult female with Aspergers living independently in the community trying to connect with others in similar place. I am really enjoying the forum, Talk Soon... boopado
  12. Hello everyone

    Hello to you too Welcome to the forum
  13. oh and wante to see I am not the only one in the world on the Autism Spec!

  14. looking for social groups in the north west for women with aspergers who are working!!!