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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

Anita Baston

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  • Birthday 09/12/1976

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    North yorkshire
  1. reading

    Hi I have problems with reading books, have to read the same page over and over again only trouble is I go onto the next page and forget what I read on the previous page. Also when some people read they can sort of imagine what is happening in their minds , when I read I don't get any of that at all. It's like just words on a page nothing seems to sink in. If that makes any sense.
  2. Hello :)

    Hi and welcome to the forum . . .
  3. Guess what?

    Aww happy birthday... Hope you have a good day
  4. Doing new things??

    Thanks all for replying , in the end it turned out good. The chicken was lovely, mind I did keep phoning my man all of the time. Lol I am sort of ok at stirfrys and soups lol.
  5. Doing new things??

    Hi everyone. Do find that you get stressed , when doing new things? Tonight I am in charge of cooking tonight's dinner. For some reason I have got myself worked up. I am cooking chicken and really anxious about it, silly really. Asked my mum for help and she doesn't know really. I guess I am really worried in case it is not cooked properly and raw.
  6. Hello, new member

    Hi and welcome .
  7. Hello! I am HFAS.

    Hi and welcome
  8. How does an Adult with Aspergers make friends?

    Hi I find it really hard to make friends. Me and people don't seem to gel. Sorry can't offer you any help. Hope others can help.
  9. How do you delete my post?

    Hi Thanks for replying . darkshine- yeah that was the post I was wanting to delete. Perhaps I am being very impatient and things . I will keep it up a bit longer perhaps. tally - Aww thanks, sorry perhaps I was being impatient or something. Sorry didn't do a good job of explaining myself. Thanks for moving it into the correct area. Will have to have another look through the other posts and things. Thanks
  10. How do you delete my post?

    Hi everyone I wrote a post , had no replies . I just wondered how you delete it full stop. Thanks.
  11. A shy hello.

    Hi all Thanks everyone.
  12. Adult Asperger's diagnosis.

    Hi everyone. Just a question about diagnosis really. What sort of things did you have to do to get diagnosed. I know I had to fill various questionnaires and psychologist said the results point out to aspergers. Sorry not really sure what to as really. I suppose it's about how you got diagnosed. Hope this makes sense. Anita
  13. A shy hello.

    Hello everyone. I am 35 years old, come from North Yorkshire. I suffer with depression, anxiety and Aspergers. I had various tests and filled in questionnaires and the results point to Aspergers. I only found out last Wednesday. Not sure how I feel really. Thanks. Anita