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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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    Fixing machinery like petrol 2strokes, electronic and white goods and computers. Sci-fi like alien, star trek, star wars, stargate.. Any others stars I missed? RTS games Like CC and total war series. Conversation about theoretical physics, space time and relativity. Languages. Learning new things and cooking (which often involves some or all of the above). I like talking even tho I don't like meeting people, if the subject matter is in my skillset I can talk else nay. Also like like logic puzzles and solving problems

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  1. Meet ups LE postcodes

    hi just wondering if anyone is in the LE postcode or surrounding area?
  2. Um, Hi

    hi! welcome the forum 'different' is the new 'normal' here its good to be different so never let anyone tell you need to be something you're not I too had to self diagnose, knowing I was different from the first day of shool, ever I got an official diagnosis about a year ago now and its made me feel so much better now that I know myself better, I hope you meet people here that you can relate to, it helps knowing you're not the only one, believe me you can add me if you're ne and need some guidance
  3. Mihaela's back :)

    youre very welcome Michaela! you were my first friend on here so of course im going to help you! glad you can post again
  4. Going out to a smallish meeting

    I have similar things ... I want to have friend and be social It just causes me anxiety Some kind of paradox I think. I'm so lonely but I can't handle the 99 and just usually float about the edges of society Even when there's people who agree and want to discuss the same topic it can be too stressful to contemplate... Mostly the people I know don't know me... 'Normal' people are so irregular and unpredictable!!!! Plus I get sensory overloads just hearing all the traffic and city noise so I'm triggered off even before I've got somewhere... That's just apparently what we need to learn how to cope with, but if autism means we don't do that we'll will we ever learn it?? The paradox of life being an aspie in an upside down world Bless x
  5. Shutdown crisis

    In mcdonalds ND brains trying to switch off and my daughter keeps trying to talk to stop me starring out the window...
  6. Shutdown crisis

    I know it's okay when my brain wants to shutdown or just rock n fidget but sometimes I can't and have to fight it. It's so annoying Still fighting the homeless situation and got my daughter to care for fortnightly! Can't get social services support till I have a home and can't get any help My brain wants to shut down but I can't let it... So annoying!! Aaarrghhh
  7. Sexuality discussion

    Hester... Is your query regarding your own personal condition or is it for science project?
  8. Hello, New too all of this.

    Oops...duplicate post MOD please delete repeat
  9. Hello, New too all of this.

    Hi hope you are in a coping phase You're in the right place Just remember it's okay to be different However, here, you are or will be more 'normal' than in the outside world. Get involved in a discussion or two and as I did, you'll find you say 'I'm like that' quite a lot... and when you are brave enough to share your own feelings and experiences you'll find, as I did, that others say 'that's just like them' too When you've found out more about your 'self' you can start to learn about the better sides of autism! Thinking outside the box, a level of care and compassion neurotypicals think is a waste of time, artistic flare... one of mine is in mechanical assembly and repair...when I can manipulate the 3d schematics in my mind I never need to read the schematics again... everything is in there like a computer program and that's when the other people in the workshop grow to hate me because apparently I make then look bad... but hey nobody's perfect eh Just make sure you don't let them grind you down or tell you you're broken
  10. Hello, New too all of this.

    Hi hope you are in a coping phase You're in the right place Just remember it's okay to be different However, here, you are or will be more 'normal' than in the outside world. Get involved in a discussion or two and as I did, you'll find you say 'I'm like that' quite a lot... and when you are brave enough to share your own feelings and experiences you'll find, as I did, that others say 'that's just like them' too When you've found out more about your 'self' you can start to learn about the better sides of autism! Thinking outside the box, a level of care and compassion neurotypicals think is a waste of time, artistic flare... one of mine is in mechanical assembly and repair...when I can manipulate the 3d schematics in my mind I never need to read the schematics again... everything is in there like a computer program and that's when the other people in the workshop grow to hate me because apparently I make then look bad... but hey nobody's perfect eh Just make sure you don't let them grind you down or tell you you're broken
  11. Hi everyone I'm back online!

    Hey all Back online Still homeless but nearly getting sorted. I'm in Leicester now near to bambina It's shocking how little help one gets sometimes! How many more words other than 'homeless and autistic' does one need to say to get help?? Anyway somehow I'm still alive and thought I'd say hi before getting back into discussing the deepness we sometimes do when topics get hot Hope everyone is okay...one day when I get a home I'm going to make it like a sensory room it'll be great Can't wait. Anxiety is a killer eh
  12. Hi everyone

    Hi...im listening. ..we're all colourful people here... However I do not see a question of topic of comversation for us to pick up on?? You arenot alone. ..im late diagnosed, 36 I have meltdowns all the time Its just bcos of not understanding the world around me, sensory overloads and the generalised anxiety thing which never goes just gets somewhat better If you'd like any more reassurance feel free to PM me
  13. Undiagnosed ASD Woman

    Hey...youre in the right place! Feel free to message me if you'd like to discuss something
  14. Im back!

    Yes negative and controlling! My ex eas like that bit blamed me...as if autism was the root of all her problems. ..heartless
  15. Sexuality discussion

    Mainstream stereotypes are cruel anyway There is much colour between the black and white boxes they expect everyone to adhere to I guess my insides are me Just the outside connectors are alternate polarity in a similar way to aspie/NT. .. Très confusement
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