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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. Any foo fighters fans here?

    Apparently they have a new album coming out in 2015. The best of album was so narrowly picked though, there were so many great songs they've written!
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    Hi! I like Books too, but I can't read anything I want right now because of my english lit course. I'm in my 3rd year at uni, so its crucial now! I'm also fond of rock music, the Foo Fighters and Greenday are a few of my favourite bands. Art is okay, as long as its not too scary or has one of those "follow you round the room" eyes paintings. Indeed, see you around!
  3. I'm back!

    Omigod I'm totally the same. I find it hard to talk to new people, so much so that sometimes I just stay silent and stare at them. *stalker style* (Not that I mean to be a stalker, it just looks like that) I also find it hard to communicate when I'm angry, but recently I've learned its better out on the phone than in an angry blog which makes things awkward.
  4. New here :)

    Hello Sam. What field are you thinking of working in? Or is it just like literally someplace they give you pocket money for handing out leaflets? (We've all done one of those jobs, trust me) What is your favourite hobby? Mine is writing stories and cooking food, as well as going out to eat. Please reply so I don't look like a crazy stalker :-)
  5. Its quite common to have two problems on the spectrum. I have been diagnosed both with dyspraxia and dyslexia. A good way of getting rid of dyscalcula is apparently working with numbers on a daily basis, maybe log in to the my maths website and use some of their free games?
  6. is classical music cool

    Yeah, duh. Freddie Mercury was a fan of all the classical music stars when he was alive. Plus the music, unlike modern artists, use technical skill which is much more commendable.
  7. Aspie Abilities ... What's your's ?

    I don't know if this is an aspie ability, but children tend to stare at me on the tube or on the street (mainly because I wear a bowler hat most of the time) Also I remember the weirdest things.
  8. Any foo fighters fans here?

    Absolutely love them and can't wait for their new album!!
  9. Baking!!

    I recently made some spinach and feta parcels for my uni lunches.
  10. 50 Shades of Guff (aherm, Grey)

    Omigod I had to read this for my english lit course. The whole time, I was just thinking "WHY". It's so badly written, so many errors. I mean, how did it get past the editors? The syntax in some of the sentences and paragraphs. Educated women have read this and enjoyed it! I cannot believe it!
  11. Any Borderline or Intellectual Aspies Out There?

    I've often been described as an oddball. I like dressing in 3 piece suits, and have a weird obsession with hats. I like the victorian period, and Dickens and people always comment on my obsession with this. I have difficulties understanding social convention and sometimes when people are joking, and i take insults or actions towards me very personally. To other people, my sense of quirkiness becomes endearing, but eventually it gets annoying or repetitive and will lose me friends. I need to be assessed, of course but I'm pretty sure I'm an aspie. Either that or it's dyspraxia.