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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. My clever little girl disappeared up the stairs a few mins ago and came back down with her Upsy Daisy to watch Night Garden :-)

  2. Honestly, I'm not here all the time. My computer isn't allowing me to sign out!! ;-)

  3. I love days that work out as planned. City farm outing then throwing stones into the sea :-)

    1. Echo

      Echo

      Sounds lovely :)

       

    2. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      Was a bit worried when the snow came on half way there but 10 mins further on and the sun was shining and there were newly born lambs to see up close! :-)

  4. Inlaws staying and my folks coming tomorrow...might have to run for the hills ;-)

  5. Looks like we've been plunged back into the depths of winter!

  6. Think I've now pinpointed how I'm feeling and unfortunately it's not a nice word :-(

    1. matzoball

      matzoball

      Get some chocolate in you.

  7. On a more positive note...my lovely new boxes have arrived so going to have some fun tidying up the office :-)

  8. After a gradual descent over the last few months and a plunge over the last few weeks, I have now achieved the accolade of complete social pariah locally. Very very upset :'(

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    2. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      Think I've used up my empathy quotient tbh but you never know :-/

    3. matzoball

      matzoball

      You need to go easy on yourself - just give yourself some time.

    4. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      Thanks Matzo - that means a lot :-)

  9. Our new addition to the family...Sugar the hamster :-)

    1. Merry

      Merry

      What does he look like? Is he friendly so far?

    2. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      She's still a bit timid..still at the early handling stage but not bitey. She's black, brown and white and poops for Britain ;-)

    3. Merry

      Merry

      :) Sounds very cute!
  10. Right...korma it is from now on. The first chicken dish BOTH the kids will eat!

    1. Noskcaj86

      Noskcaj86

      so hard to find things they like! especially with 4. Glad you found something :)

       

    2. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      2 is bad enough!! Glad hubby eats anything ;-)

  11. My son is out of puff after doing some strange weird take on street dance!

  12. Turns out my lil girl likes waterfalls as much as her brother does! Lots of 'wows' today! :-)

  13. Good 'spectrum' day out at the park with the kids and my pal and her kids. Ok, it did take quite a bit of time to get there and get back because her eldest and mine had to climb all the walls they came across but hey-ho!!

    1. Merry

      Merry

      How was the weather? It was nice here.. Hope the kids had fun. :)

    2. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      It was damp but the rain held off! The kids had a ball - it's a good playpark x

  14. Stomach feels like it's on spin cycle...:-/

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    2. Noskcaj86

      Noskcaj86

      Hope your feeling better soon! x

       

    3. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      Lucky to have hubby home this eve and he did half of bed-time. Wee girl just fallen asleep as has been disturbed by the wind :-)

    4. Merry

      Merry

      We've been getting strong winds here too..sounds like thunder! Poor lil love. x

  15. Life of Pi - the film was pretty good but not as good as the book! Think I'd be a rubbish castaway...I could see me being the zebra or orangutan...;-)

  16. Life of Pi - the film was pretty good but not as good as the book! Think I'd be a rubbish castaway...I could see me being the zebra or orangutan...;-)

  17. Second snow day today! Sledging yesterday and trampolining in the snow might be the plan for today :-)

  18. It's so daft getting stressed people coming around for pizza - glass of vino in hand to chill!

    1. Merry
    2. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      It was...and there was so much I've had to have some for lunch too!! ;-)

       

    3. Merry

      Merry

      Oh what a pitty! Gosh if only all problems in life were as easy as having too much pizza! It would be a very nice world indeed!!! :)

  19. D'ya know the adapted saying 'When one door closes, another one slams in your face'? That happened today. Ho-hum. Looking for an open door tomorrow :-)

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    2. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      Had pinned hopes on something I shouldn't have! Feeling a bit more inspired today x

    3. Merry

      Merry

      hmmm...intrigued!

    4. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      I planned for months to contact someone who I thought would bring me one step closer to an official diagnosis...His response was; he can't help me as he has no expertise in the area and to contact the people I have already contacted and do the things I've already done :-/

  20. Aargh! Looks like the local soft play place is using a pic of me and the wee man to advertise an event and I didn't know about it!!

    1. Noskcaj86

      Noskcaj86

      i would complain! they should ask permission first! x

    2. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      I'm going to ask about it because I remember what was going on but I never saw anyone taking pics at the time...yep and no-one asked permission :-(

    3. Noskcaj86

      Noskcaj86

      I think it might actually be illegal to use a photo of some ones child with out parents permission! I would be really annoyed if it was me and jack! x

  21. My little man is 5 today!! Happy Birthday to my Hogmanay baby xxx

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    2. Lyndalou

      Lyndalou

      We took a little trip out to a soft play place and he had a nice time!! :-)

    3. Noskcaj86
    4. Merry

      Merry

      Happy birthday Lyndalou's baby! They grow up so fast but will always be our babies!!!

       

  22. Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the wayyyyyy....

  23. I am becoming a Japanese Puzzle widow....;-)

  24. Happy 2nd Birthday to my beautiful little girl xxx

  25. Happy Birthday to meeeee - 40 Today. Only hurts a little bit ;-)

    1. In Exile

      In Exile

      Congratulations and happy birthday.

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