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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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    Crafts-crochet,sewing,knitting, dogs, woodland.
  1. Post something positive that happened to you today

    nice idea for a thread. I unravelled a glove I was knitting a couple of days ago, I wasn't sure at the time whether I should of done this as knitting can be taxing on me. However today when I reached the point where I had unpicked it, the thumb, I knew I had done the right thing as the holes where much smaller, instead of great big gapping joining holes. I knew I had done the right thing, even though a little extra effort was involved
  2. Positive fun things people like

    my dog. crochet, I taught myself last year some basic stitches. the slowness, really makes me feel peaceful, very relaxing. I've made a few items, blanket,scarf. I'm working on a scarf at the moment.
  3. EDS/HMS

    thats ok. regardards to the heat, when the temperature first started to go up I find my symptoms subtly changing, breathing, pain, etc I can tolerate 20c. however yesterday being much warmer my body is starting to complain more, like you say tiredness, overwhelming tiredness, dizziness is much worse to, my joints are protesting also! hope you feel a bit better soon. (obviously a lot better, yet I know how eds works!)
  4. EDS/HMS

    wow trekster I didn't know that it was that high. I don't suppose you have any information I could print off regarding that so I could take it to the g.p when I'm ready? would be really helpful. im currently trying out pain meds, due to the sensitivity I experience with meds I'm not having much luck. although if I overdo things sitting up I get that 'whacked round the head with a cricket bat' feeling (the only way I can explain it!), I had 2 steroid injections into my head which seemed to help. I have marfan habitus (sp), traits of marfan syndrome.
  5. EDS/HMS

    i was dx with eds 4 years ago, and it still hasn't sunk in properly. pacing I ok with if I get into it. then when Im slightly busier I forget to pace until I feel exhausted. I went to Stanmore too trekstar, the course was really tiring for me, a lot of the people that went were shutting their eyes come the afternoon in the talks! so I wasn't the only one. pain is an everyday thing, im sort of used it now. in the beginning around 7 years ago when I was experiencing all over body pain, constantly I would wish for a day or half a day where I could be symptom free, now I don't do that because I know its not going to happen. also have p.o.t.s which dizziness is frequent, and the autonomic symptoms that go with it.
  6. Just found out I might be a aspie

    I'm going through the thought process now of whether to get dx or not, so will read this thread with interest. history of anxiety,depression and an eating disorder.
  7. Aspie Abilities ... What's your's ?

    the gas leak rung a bell with me. a while ago I was sure there was a gas leak in the hall. I tried to persuade my parents, yet because they couldn't smell it, they dismissed it. anyway I went on, until they called out the gas peeps. the man said there he couldn't smell anything, yet would get his gas detector out. there was a small pin prick of a hole, he was amazed that anyone could of smelt it. to me the whole hall carried the scent of gas.
  8. If we wait until we are ready, we will be waiting till the rest of our lives. Lemony Snicket

    1. FaithMclaine


      That is so true I tend to say that to myself a lot I hate social situations so embarassing

    2. pollyw


      social stuff doesn't get any easier, even if I practise and practise I remember when I was doing cbt the nurse would say the more I practise the better it will be, nope!!!