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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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    west midlands - u.k.
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    psp - pixel drawing on the computer<br> <br>sleeping - dont get much of that one!<br><br>eating - get plenty of that one!<br><br>taking care of my kids and grandkids

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  1. Spam in PM!!!!

  2. Work Experience nightmare

    there could be all sorts of implications of choosing the wrong type of placement for a 'child' with AS, for anyone else they just blunder through it, but this could put our kids off work for life, also they run the risk of being ridiculed by the people they work with, honestly its a nightmare. there is talk of Tom trying it next year, I hope he leaves before they find a place lol. that is so sad your son having to sit outside of his placement, anything could have happenned.
  3. Work Experience nightmare

    As usual school failed to recognise the difficulties Tom has in the 'outside' world. I set up his placement with my son in law who has his own car sales business, Tom was to help my daughter with the bookeeping etc. Ideal placement - he would get picked up and he would be with ppl who know him then he would get returned home in the evening. Health and safety said no after the placement being in the schools hands for 6 months, because my sil has no public liability insurance. they told us this with four weeks to go to the work ex date - you now have to find yr own placements btw school dont do it. so we couldnt find him anywhere SNC says i will find him somehwere - she found him a place in a workshop where kids who dont get on at school learn to service cars - hello he hates getting his hands dirty and he needed to catch a bus to get there. A teacher took him round the place when he got home he couldnt remember what no bus he caught or where he had to get off when he got there. I phoned the school and she said oh ok we will find him another place with two weeks to go!!! Upshot is he didnt get a place and had to go into school to catch up on his course work to tell u the truth he loved that cos there were only three kids who didnt get a place and he had some peace and quiet!!! lol. Why oh why do they continuously get it wrong after he has been there for 5 years they still dont know him at all!!!!!!
  4. Rude man in the library

    oh wow i dont know how you controlled yourself i would have complained about his attitute to the library staff, it is a public place after all!!!
  5. Aspies at the Dentist

    Tom had a tooth removed under general anesthetic and he was fine , they dealt with him really well explaining every step and trying to keep him calm, i was allowed to stay till he fell asleep which was all of about three seconds lol, he was a bit disorientated when he came orund but otherwise was right as rain after a good sleep.
  6. back after long break

    hello all, i am back after a long break, all is well with Tom he is taking 7 gcse's having taken 5 early ones this year - time flies!!!
  7. physical restraint

    <'> you did what was best for u and yr son at the time. Dont beat yourself up about it.
  8. Special Book

    <'> great idea, i might pass that on to my daughter, my grandson is getting a bit hard to handle at the moment lol

    oh i missed it, sorry!
  10. Wayhey - we did it!

    <'> Oh congratulations for doing that!. My daughter who is 11 would still love a dummy i think, lol she still looks wistfully at them in boots!!!!
  11. The Jacksons

    <'> we are all different people with different ways of coping. Jacqui is an exeptional woman with a quick brain and loads of energy and drive. It is no good wishing we were like her because were not so we cope the best way we can. Blow what others think!
  12. ''I'm 80 and my son's only carer''

    Oh dear, what a sad story. there must be a lot of ppl out there in this situation.
  13. keeping them apart

    <'> I have always had this problem with my two, they cant be in the same room most of the time, T had anger management for a while and it did help but hes getting back to the old ways again. I honestly dont have any suggestions for you, but hope u get help. <'>
  14. Our Puppy Update for those interested

    <'> aww it almost makes me want one and im not a doggy person! so pleased all has worked out well for you <'>
  15. horrible night

    <'> my son is the same age, he never cuddles me so youre one up there already. hope it gets better, horoscopes are no use anyhow! theyre meant for all of the population!