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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. 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

    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
  6. Shutdown crisis

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

    Hi everyone Back from a while out In case anyone wondered my ex kickedcme oit because she couldnt cope with autism She said if I ever get myself sorted to come back! Then I read about cardinal sins parents do to aspies and the ones my parents didnt do to me...she did Like making us feel that we are broken and need to ne fixed! Grr So now im homeless and autistic but feel free again so all is not too bad Hope everyone is well Peace and blessings all round x
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Sexuality discussion

    Im not sure I feel it necessary Im happy being me Just saying regards to gender identity perhaps an amount of duplicity...or blurring However this perception may also be blurred due to commonplace gender stereotypes Im happy now, just sharing for the purpose of helping others more confused... I do remember feeling I had something in the way as a child. ..but perhaps in the next life...
  18. Im back!

    Thankyou Im a little closer to being housed. I have a psychiatrist who is tryingito help with that Feel much better with diagnosis out the way Like a big weight lifted
  19. hello!

    Hi! I am also interested in discussions about space if you want to chat PM me I am late diagnosed, 36 and live in leicester
  20. Hello!

    Hi! I also had late diagnosis, 36! Better late than never Much damaged was caused in the meantime but we must carry on, and not with anger in our hearts, for anger is the only enemy we need worry about. I too come from mixed background and have moved home many times...it also was a cause of my misdiagnosis for all the years... But we must not let anger dictate our lives. I am also interested in technology. ..especially repairing new things ive not fixed before
  21. Hello! Late diagnosis female.

    Well welcome and hello awakened soul! You are in the right place! I am 36 and recently diagnosed and akso have 4yr old NT child. I worry for her too as she noticed daddy cant do the pretend games ages ago! She teaches me though, and learnt a lot from her about social interaction. .. from 4yr old haha Bless them eh I feel my diagnosis lifted a massive weight off my mind about what the hell is going on uo there! Now I am awakened I know myself so much better and the anxiety is less This can be a great place for reassurance if needed.
  22. Help needed

    Sounds to me like he needs a challenge in life. School isnt everything! Yiu are in the right place! If you are patient and open here people will help and share their views. I am a late diagnosed aspie, 36. I always had problems with anxiety and am 6ft myself and 14 stone 8 pounds! The only method of control I will accept is my own self control and I need to beleive something is right before I do it not just because im told. Im not being defiant or rude I am simply requiring more information and justification for that which you ask of us. It is my opinion that his intellect has not been 'tickled' and if you help him find, and encourage, his special interest...he will want to do things ofhis own accord... As it happens my 'A-dar' has led me to a similar boy who doesnt like school but has learnt that learning to code is a 'game' ans encouraging his mother to help him follow this path... This is called our 'special interest' and something aspies often excell at! Help him find his 'thing' and encourage it and you will a different side to him im sure!!
  23. Low level aspergers 17 year old needs friends

    Hey confused traveller Long time no speak Glad to hearcyou still doing your research Hope it works out for you
  24. Hello Everyone

    Hi alex You are in the riggt place to meet like minded souls I too was certain and a gf helped me too. They often see it more than we do Keep pushing for your diagnosis I didn't get mine till age 36! Your story sounds bit like me so add me if you like
  25. St Andrews, Nottingham

    No but as longvas you don't allow anyone to do electro-convulsive therapy you should be ok Our brains don't need micro waving, the world just needs to accept thatvwe are different
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