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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 to deal with doctors

    Hi I'm Emma, I'm 25 years old. I strongly believe I am on the spectrum, it came to my attention about 3 years ago. I have many many many traits and would just like to know if this is the route of my problems and if its not I can find out what is. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and I cant think straight about it. Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with doctor and get my point across.
  2. How to deal with doctors

    Hi I'm Emma, I'm 25 years old. I strongly believe I am on the spectrum, it came to my attention about 3 years ago. I have many many many traits and would just like to know if this is the route of my problems and if its not I can find out what is. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and I cant think straight about it. Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with doctor and get my point across.
  3. What to do! need some advice!

    Yes it would be helpful to meet some people similar Thanks for the help. Ok im going to search the books also thanks everyone
  4. What to do! need some advice!

    and dont want to feel like that anymore
  5. What to do! need some advice!

    I also want to say, I sometimes feel like I have to "act" with certain people and its exhausting. Is there anyway this gets better or easier as I have felt like this all my life
  6. What to do! need some advice!

    I haven't told anyone as such, I've mentioned to my sister and mum, while we were watching a programme with this subject, that I could relate to the people and how the act and think.
  7. What to do! need some advice!

    The main issues are around people really, I sometime mute up completely and dont speak, not because i dont want to, i dont know why. And I believe it causes tension between me and some people because they assume i am rude to them. I was lucky all through my childhood and teenage years that I somehow managed to fit in and feel comfortable even though i was different, but since work its intensified. I will try to be positive and open with myself thanks
  8. Hi I'm Emma, for over 3 years I have suspected highly I have aspergers. I now am 100% sure of it. I just dont know what to do to improve myself especially socially and interacting with others. Does anyone have any advice on taking first steps to grow with aspergers?
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