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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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    OOOOH Please!!
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    My oldest son who is now 20 used to call his Uncle Gary, Bumber Gaz and his dummy was a fee four( called that because he always had to have 3 or 4 in each hand!! Little one used to call his dummy a fudd and has the nick-name Konklefroid!!!! We have a cat called Patch which is known as pucklesnodge, another called chucky which is known as Parsnuck a dog called Delboy which is known as Bondoy or Gulp!! I could go on for hours here, but I think I misse4d the point completely!! Sorry The Neil!!
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  7. Phas jr got a job!!!

    WELL DONE PHAS JNR!!!! Mr and Mrs Phas you must be so proud!!! xxLizziexx
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  9. Pet hamster is no more

    Ahhh sorry to hear about your hamster,losing a pet is never easy............I did laugh my sox off at the way you described the after event though! You did right burying him in a tupperware container, I buried Pogelius Dingleberry Esq. (rabbit) in a cardboard box, and next door neighbour dog got through the fence and dug him up!!! Poor old Pogelius got thrown aroung the garden like a rag doll!!! Dog smelled bootiful!!
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    Hamster jam!!!!!!!
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope its a goodun!!! xxLizziexx
  13. That is a wicked offer, Im on my way there now!! xxLizzieXX
  14. 2000 th post

    WELL DONE SUZE!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! love xxLizziexx
  15. Taking Son in Ladies Loo, Peeing Standing Up

    Hi everyone, being judged by the way I look is something Ive got used over the last 18 years, Im registered disabled because of spinal problems, I wish I had a ?1 for everytime I have pulled into a disabled parking space and had people give me disapproving looks, shaking thier heads at me etc. etc. I have on several occasions, had people come over to my car before I have had chance to turn off the engine, let alone display my blue badge, and point out that Ive parked in a disabled space, I was told by one elderly gent that I should be ashamed of myself and that I and people like me are the reason proper disabled folk like him can never get a parking space!!! He then walked off a damn sight quicker than Ive walked for 18 years!!! If people would just mind their own business, I for one would be a lot happier!!! Sorry...........I didnt intend going off on a mega rant..........it just happened