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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 I currently take Melatonin 3 mg capsules two at night ,OK I was justs wondering why isnt Melatonin medication licensed in the UK ?. And Ive only take the unlicensed form by my GP.Ive heard that there is only one licensed brand by a friend who gives there son who is also on the autism spectrum whitch is called Ciradin witch is slow release verison of Melatonin ?
  2. Another sunny day in lincolnshire and I hope it does not rain either

  3. Its the weather for a BBQ 2day :D

  4. has only got 2 weeks left of lincoln college then in september I will be going onto mainstream course woop woop !

  5. snoop dogg ft david guetta sweat

  6. The employment team was an occupational therapist from LPFT NHS are gonna help me find part time work in the summer before I go back to Lincoln College in September 2011 :D

  7. Melatonin 3 mg

    [Hi there thank you for the info that's helped me Sian
  8. Melatonin 3 mg

    Hi I have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. I currently take a few medications such as Ritalin , Concerta XL and Risperidone .I am a little bit confused about my new updated prescription Melatonin at night time .My consultant psychiatrist wrote a letter to my GP about my updated medications but for some medical reason the consultant wanted me to have the Bio Melatonin 3 mg tablets , the letter but also I found out that when the GP changed it it now says on my repeat prescription Melatonin 3 mg capsules at night time ! and i should be taking Bio melatonin 3 mg tablets not the capsules strength , so should I contact my consultant if this isn't right on my repeats ?? sian