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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. Heaven is a jar of nutella and a spoon

    Mmmmm - a jar of Nutella and a teaspoon to go -- " Hud me back " as we say in Scotland !
  2. enzymes

    Sorry for delay !! Yes I use all 3 enzymes but built up very slowly over quite a few weeks just using one at a time. I found No-Fenol to be very useful in helping her to digest fruits. Hope this helps
  3. enzymes

    Hi, I use enzymes for my daughter from http://www.houstonni.com/ Although she is on the GF / CF diet she has improved tremendously in all areas since beginning the enzymes. Good Luck !
  4. enzymes

  5. What one song sums you up?

    " I can't stand up for falling down " Elvis Costello and the Attractions !!
  6. meeting at R,s nursery

    JenRose, Re the nappies issue. Your daughter may well not have the same sense of pressure in the bladder that other kids have when they need to wee. I know of a little girl who is totally oblivious to the sensation of weeing even when she is doing it - its only when the puddle emerges that she is aware then seems very shocked that it has come from her. I would also run this issue past your CDC as they may not agree with the Nursery approach. I f you do not feel comfortable with it then do not agree with it.
  7. Dentist today

    That's really great news - I wish more 'Professionals' had a little more time to spend with our kids as it can make all the difference to the outcome of a visit.
  8. Leaky Gut

    Gut and Psychology Syndrome is by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride and is a very interesting book with lots of information on the gut
  9. Probiotics ..

    Kirkmans Labs specifically make high strain probiotics which are fee from casein ,gluten etc - they are avaliable direct from Kirkmans in USA and I think also from Nutricentre in UK ( online ). The capsules can be opened up and mixed with food.
  10. Hi everyone, I am new

    Welcome to the forum Sweety <'>
  11. Threelac

    There are various other natual remedies you could try to fight the candida : - try eliminating sugar as much as you can from her diet - sugar feeds the yeast and helps it to thrive and also suppresses the immune system - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil -garlic - red onion - MCT oil The National Candida Society have a website which has a lot of information on it.
  12. taming teens - tv prog

    Yes, I did and felt very sorry for the whole family.
  13. A cautionary tale

    As a Dundonian I feel I have to defend old McGonagle to the hilt for his 'unique' way with words !!
  14. Autistic children in care

    Carol, Sending you lots of these <'> <'> <'> <'> <'>
  15. Measles Jab

    I think the Mumps vaccine is harder to come by and therefore more expensive to purchase. My daughter had single measles vaccine with no apparent reaction but I had given her buffered Vit C and Echinicea for a week before and after to boost her immune system.