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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. hello everyone!!!!

    ive been on facebook kathryn hello tally <'>
  2. hello everyone!!!!

    it dont seem possible eh baddad time goes really quick,things so much better than they have been,i think ive learned to ignore a lot and not get so stressed
  3. Hi another new member

    hello,my son is 16 with aspergers,he clashes with his stepfather a lot who has been with us since steven was 3,it is all very hard to deal with and to be honest i have no answers but just to let you know you not alone,this forum has helped me so much so keep posting as it got me through some very dark days and i made some lovely friends
  4. hello everyone!!!!

    hello everyone!!!hope everyone ok,all ok in hevs world steve 17 next month and katie 7 steves been in mainstream college for a year and done fantastic not sure what he wants to do in september but we looking at options now. things at home improved loads,we not the brady bunch by any means but we not fighting like the dingles any more nicks still lovely and im still quiet and shy gonna have look through posts now xx
  5. My 5th anniversary on the forum!!

    happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Is asd a gift ?

    i do not consider stevens aspergers to be a gift at all,i have found his condition extremely hard to deal with over the years,goes without saying i love him but the aspergers he has in my opinion is not a gift
  7. London Mini-Meet

    thanks bid,i will be there ive sort of got over my facebook addiction so will be on here more now
  8. steve started college today!

    well he seems to be enjoying it he makes his own way there on the bus,its about half hour away and considering he used to travel to and from southampton every weekend by train on his own he has no worries saying that tho,he fell asleep on the bus tonight and missed his stop!!hes not used to these early mornings,its 3 days a week so can still have a few lie ins anyway so far so good,this mothering lark is a worry tho,i been on tenderhooks for 2 days!!
  9. Citalopram for anxiety?

    oh my god im tired constantly and i just saw this and thought could it be due to the cilatropram,im constantly tired and could sleep all day!!i am overweight tho so it could be that as well,i been on cilatropram for about 9 years,40 mg
  10. saw him on the bus and i feel all weird now!!hes doing 2 days this week then in future 3 days,hes doing a life skills course for a year then choosing what he wants to do next year im nervous
  11. London Mini-Meet

    oh and you met me and you have forgotten to mention that!!!!!!!! im going to the christmassy meet defo be afraid!!
  12. The law of sod

    my washing machine and hoover broke in the same week i was waiting for the 3rd thing to go wrong but thankfully it didnt!!!
  13. is doing a foundation course 3 days a week at our local college then after a year can do the course of his choice im really hopeful it will work and hes pleased :clap:its a sort of life skills course with help for his difficulties in a mainstream college
  14. thought you got rid of me!!!!!

    hello david!1nice to see you on here again!! xx
  15. Help! Stop me clouting someone

    get her in the corner when no ones around and smack her straight in the mouth then again you want to keep your job so just say oh by the way my sons disabled and like someone said watch her squirm,if she dont squirm do the smack in the mouth bit!!!! <'> <'> <'>