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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. What is it likely to be?

    hi they put my ds who was 8 at the time on concerta 18mg but then he stopped eating as this is a common side affect and they are now deciding weather to give him ritalin or some kind of anti depressent!!!
  2. What's the wierdest thing you've googled?

    the strangest thing s has made me google is how do sea monkeys breath!!!! answer through there feet which started a whole load of new questions
  3. Tribunal help needed on Education

    have been through the tribunal myself what is it you need to know
  4. OXFORD meet-up??!!

    we could meet at the clock tower but that is really crowded so people might get lost in the crowd easy. another place is outside the ashmolem museum!!!! just trying to think of places that if u asked directions everyone would know
  5. OXFORD meet-up??!!

    i can make april 28th will try and find a mug i mean friend to have the kids
  6. OXFORD meet-up??!!

    i'm up for that as long as baby not ill

    i don't know of any but was reading up on the car seat thing and if your car is old and only has lap belts you don't need a car seat am now more confused about it than before sorry that was probably no help to you
  8. Name that tune.

    say hello wave goodbye by david grey ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm can't think of one you saw her bathing on the roof her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you she tied you to a kitchen chair
  9. sensitive matter

    i'm not sure where to start with this topic as it is a very difficult thing to talk about but i feel i need some help or advice form other people. steven is 8 with ASD/ADHD a little wile ago he come and told me that a boy up the road had put his willy in stevens bum (this lad is 12) we called the police straight away and they were very helpful and we are now waiting to see if it will go to court but my problem is that steven thinks it is because this kid wouldn't let him play a game on his phone and i'm not sure how to explain what happened was wrong without upsetting or confusing steven also he can't understand why he is not allowed to play with this lad he just says but he is my friend any help would be great as i just don't know where to start
  10. Come join the muffin top

    tell you wot you can have some of mine they could pump it out of my boobs and into yours i have plenty to spare
  11. Midlands meet up.

    i also live in oxfordshire (but not the posh bit) as long as i can get there by train would love to come and meet some of you
  12. teachers

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  13. teachers

    steven came home with a new reading book last week an we have had no end of problems i was just after some advice please. the book he has been given is over the rainbow the judy garland story. we had only got about 6 pages in when it tells you all about how her mum used to lock her in a hotel room and leave her there for a few hours on her own as a punishment. this was then followed by when she landed the role as dotrothy she was as they have put in the book put on slimming pills sleeping pills and pep up pills and how she became addicted and the problems it caused her in later life. steven was so upset by this he refused to take his medication saying he did not whant to end up like her when i told his teacher she said well what would you like me to do about it he has to read it and he will not get a new book till this one is finished and can't see a problem anywhere i should add that steven is in year 2 and only 7 he has now finished the book but is still refusing to take his medication
  14. i hope you don't mind but i have sent your message to everyone on the prayer chain at our church she is in all our prayers
  15. One word association

    take that