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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. Can things get any worse?

    hi how old is yr son ?? we r are having lots of probs with my 12yr old who has just started mainstream secondry school andhes not coping too well my son gets very violent towards me and can atack me for 2 and a half hrs at a time x hedosnt make freinds very easily and has become very down x i av always been against giving him antidepressants ..... he is on melatonin which he will only take wen he wants to but got so bad in the summer hols we decided to speak to the dr at camhs and he said mayb a very low dose of prozac wud lower his anxiety !!! so we r giving it a trial hes been on it 2 and a half weeks and avnt seen any change yet can take up2 6 weeks good luk with everything donna xx
  2. fed up of feeling alone ...............

    hi thanku so much for the advice x really apreciate it x i have been a member on here since 2006 , but havnt been arwnd for a while . Reece does communicate bless him , he just dosnt cope with changes in routines at all and dosnt make freinds very easily x hes always had a lot of behavioural problems , but hes getting alot bigger and stronger now and i physically cannot hold him anymore to stop him hurting me i av been in touch with autism ox there was nuthink they cud do to help .... and social services say we r not needy enuuf ...watever that is suposed to mean i do not know he has just gone up to secondry school which he is finding very hard to deal with he has just started on a very low dose of prozac 2 and a half weeks we just go rwnd and rwnd in circles as if u ring any of the agencys that mayb able to help as soon as u mention u r involved with camhs they say they cannot help camhs have been totally useless and we av had toput complaints in to them an Reece refuses to see the lady hes under as hes taken a dislike to her on the one occassion he met her!!! she was suposed to do six sessions with him over the summer hols about anger and how to manage it he refused to go the 1st week so never heard from her again i really dont know wat to do anymore
  3. prozac

    Reece has just started on 2,5mls of prozac ,,, i was wondering if anyone elses kids r on it and if it helps.... and how long does it normally take to get in yr system x hes been on it about 2 and a half weeks thanku xx
  4. things have got really bad .... and am really fed up and emotional ,, we still get no help or suport with Reece x i love him so much ,, but whys it so hard at times his behaviour has got worse , he pinned me to the ground the other week and was biting me , ripping my hair our and pintching ect ect lasted for about 2 and ahalf hrs then he trashed the house ,,, i rang social services ,, who then took 4 hrs for a duty social worker to phone and then to b told there is nuthing they can do and everyone i av gone too for help or suport ,,, they all say well yr under camhs ,,, so we r not aloowed to help u grrr,, Reece refuses to see the woman from camhs as he took a dislike to her the one time he did see her ( but bcause he has just started on meds he has to stay with camhs i really dont know wat to do anymore ,,, feel on the verge of a nervous break down Reece has also just started at secondry school which is not goin too well either thanku all for listening Donna x
  5. hi all ,,,,

    im not sure if any of u will remember me !! as not been on here for a very very long time x i have 2 children reece who is 12( and just started mainstream secondry school ) and has autism and shannon who is 11 next month xx
  6. Sleep

    reece has trouble sleeping been put on melatonin really really helps love donna xx
  7. hi only me .............

    hi karen hope u r doing ok xxx
  8. hi only me .............

    hi kathryn hope u r doing ok xxx
  9. hi mel how u doing sorry not been around been really hectic wud love too hear from u

    love donna xxx

  10. hi only me .............

    hi everyone xx not sure how many of u will remember me ....... im all settled now in the new house with the children 2 guniea pigs a bunny a cat and a puppy lol finally removed reece from his old scool and hes now settled very well in the new one they r gr8 wish id done it earlier ,,,,,,,,,, hope everyone is doin well and hope too catch up with u all love donna xxx
  11. hi how u doing wud love too hear from u xxx

  12. boooooooooooooooooooo xxx

  13. hi nicky been a long time been really manic ere dunno where th time as gone xx hope u r ok xxx wud b gr8 to catch up xxx

  14. hi

    hi eveyone dont know if any of u remember me as been a long time since i was last here xx hope u are all doing ok xx was very weired wwen i logged in as everything has changed lol love donna x
  15. hi

    thanx nicky av misssssssssed u xxx r u ok xxx love donna xx <'> <'>