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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. How do I delete my account?

    I have searched everywhere and there seems to be no link to a delete account page. Please help.
  2. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    You big silly sausage.
  3. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    Type your letters into google and read about it; that should seem pretty obvious.
  4. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    Yes, I appreciate what you are saying, but I assume the HR teams consult psychologists on how to perform the tests. Blindly administering a test without professional guidance would be silly; no HR team would dream of doing that.
  5. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    Myers Briggs is used in job interviews, and for this reason I would argue it becomes even more relevant. Business' don't waste money. If they see the Myers Briggs as a potential profit enhancer, then I see this as a good indicator of it's usefulness.
  6. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    But on the other hand, my perceiving function allows me more room to accommodate detail in my work, than would be the case if I was J. The flip to this is a neglect of deadlines.
  7. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    Lucky girl. If I was a J, I would get much more work done. I am guessing, considering you don't have significant mental ailments, that you are ambitious, hard-working and you feel a need for closure which helps you to complete tasks and goals to a high standard. Is this true for you also Skimrande?
  8. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    Yes, the qualitative diagnostic tools are simplistic; although it is important to diagnose people with 'something' nonetheless so they can access appropriate help. Biologically speaking, your comments on chromosomes is interesting, I will look into it. I take a great interest in neuroscience, the abundance or lack of neurotransmitters, the abundance or lack of receptors and re-uptake pumps (not to get too technical) can explain allot concerning various cognitive, mental ailments/differences. For example schizophrenia has been speculated to be a result of an excess of dopamine in certain areas of the brain. Robert Sapolsky's lectures on youtube may be of interest to you. My friend is an INTJ scientist.
  9. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    Matzoball is the protector: http://www.personalitypage.com/INFJ.html It's not set in stone of course, just a good indication.
  10. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    You are the duty filler Lynda. Look at this page, really interesting.http://www.personalitypage.com/ISTJ.html
  11. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    Cool, I think it's actually best to be exactly in the middle for them all. It might make you a more balanced individual.
  12. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    I though many people would have taken this already. Was anybody previously aware of it? There is huge amounts of information on each type online, I personally find it perpetually interesting.
  13. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    So we all have introverted intuition up to now; very interesting.
  14. Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

    Yes, I couldn't see it though? No matter. What about you Lynda have you taken the assessment?