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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

LolaP1986

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  • Birthday 08/16/1986

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    Lyneham
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    Science, Physics, Mathematics, Dogs, Animals, Star Wars, Films, Running, Discworld series, Tattoos, Poetry
  1. Help with PIP form

    You know, I figure I'm lucky to have a car to get vandalised in the first place...so it's not all bad! There are many who face much much greater challenges everyday, and what an inspiration they are!
  2. Help with PIP form

    Needs assessment was really helpful actually. She was very nice and very understanding. I've had a lovely friend help a little with the PIP form, so I've at least made a start. However someone smashed my car windscreen last night, so I'm feeling stressed/upset about that, so I've been thrown off at little, but back to it once I have everything sorted!!
  3. Help with PIP form

    Aviemorticia, Thank you so much for your response. That's really helpful. I have DSA needs assessment tomorrow, which I'm feeling quite stressed about, but I have had a lot of help in regards to that. Feeling a lot more alone with the PIP. I will check out your thread as well. Perhaps the needs assessment will focus me somewhat as well?
  4. Help with PIP form

    Hi, I was just wondering where I could get help/advice filling out PIP forms. I'm really bad with forms, and they took 2 weeks to arrive, so I don't have long left to send them back. The NAS welfare rights advisor is on holiday. I really don't know where to begin
  5. So it has been some time since I have been active on this forum, and a lot has changed. I guess I'm really struggling with some aspects of how my life is changing. The biggest change being that my relationship ended. I was living with my boyfriend, and in fact we only moved house in December. I now have to move, soon! This is proving tricky, as I have a dog and a lot of landlords are unwilling to accept dogs. She is my absolute best friend in the world, so not having her isn't an option. My aim is to set up a situation which is sustainable long term, all this change and disruption has left me in a daze. Does anyone have any advice? I have shared accommodation with others before, during my degree and found it very challenging. Generally it resulted in me being locked in my room. I've never done any of this alone before and it's very daunting.
  6. So it has been some time since I have been active on this forum, and a lot has changed. I guess I'm really struggling with some aspects of how my life is changing. The biggest change being that my relationship ended. I was living with my boyfriend, and in fact we only moved house in December. I now have to move, soon! This is proving tricky, as I have a dog and a lot of landlords are unwilling to accept dogs. She is my absolute best friend in the world, so not having her isn't an option. My aim is to set up a situation which is sustainable long term, all this change and disruption has left me in a daze. Does anyone have any advice? I have shared accommodation with others before, during my degree and found it very challenging. Generally it resulted in me being locked in my room. I've never done any of this alone before and it's very daunting.
  7. I'm back!!

    Thanks good to be back
  8. aspie friendly university?

    I'm a PhD student at University of Bath, and the support has been brilliant. I wish I'd known such support existed whilst doing my degree!!
  9. I'm back!!

    Hello! I disappeared off here for a while, but I'm back. The last few months have been crazy. PhD started, and going well (I think) after a very bumpy first 6 weeks. Things are still up and down, but having my diagnosis has made such a huge difference, and I have greater access to the support I need. What's been going on?
  10. It's been a long time!

    1. Merry

      Merry

      Hi...I must be newer than you. Nice to meet you, glad ur back. :)

  11. Diagnosed

    So I have been diagnosed as having AS. I really don't know what to say about it, because I'm not really sure how I feel. I feel really weird. I am hoping I will be able to get some help now, which I really need, especially now that I'll be starting a PhD.
  12. I had the same thing when I started aerobics/step aerobics
  13. Just got offered a funded PhD! Happy!

    1. Mannify

      Mannify

      Wow!!!! That is just so wonderfully exciting. Research is so fascinating it makes me want to jump around the room. I don't know where I'd ever fit a PhD into my life, but I'm soooooo jealous! Well done!

    2. Mannify

      Mannify

      Tell us more on a dedicated thread when you have time :)

    3. LolaP1986

      LolaP1986

      I'm back home in Ireland visiting family/friends but will definitely post more about it when I get the chance :)

  14. So despite my shoulder and back really hurting and feeling sick from the painkillers, things are working out really well :) Trip home to Ireland on Tuesday too!

  15. Tramadol - severe nausea

    Yeah, even checked to see what Arnie I have!
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