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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 There!

    Hello there! Took me a while to have my account validated, but I'm here! Decided to join this forum to use, as well as share my life story documentary, entitled 'I Have Asperger's: So What?'. More details in General Discussion. In the mean time, I hope you like me as I plod around each forum. Thanks
  2. Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself. My daughter started showing clear signs of OCD when she was about ten. As a Reuters of working with this for the past 6 years she has been receiving counselling from CAMHS. She was recently referred to the OCD specialist team at the Micheal Rutter Centre in London. She now has a diagnosis of ADHD and ASD. The OCD still stands but under control since starting sertraline medication. I would love to have more support from people who have similar children. My Dd is so wonderful but there are some aspects of parenting which are just so difficult if your kids ore not neurotypical. Also I am pretty sure I must be ADHD myself (inattentive type) and I am really struggling with the additional help my children need. I don't know if there is any point in seeking a diagnosis. I often feel overwhelmed by what I need to be doing, looking after the children, running my own business, running a home etc. I'm supposed to be working towards dd having a EHCP for school, helping her to sort out places which will be suitable for 6th form or further study after GCSEs. Anyway I could go on and on! It feels good to make contact and it's been really useful reading some of your other posts on this website. I'd be delighted to hear from any of you who have any words of support or advice. Thanks so much. Bluedog. :-)
  3. Hello

    Hello everybody in the same boat as each other, i have just board this friendly boat in a hope to boast my confidence and morale by making some new friends who share the same interest and similar conditions as me. My name is mike and i currently working on a rolling temporary contract working in like pool staff covering the hospital admin needs. I have a main interest in changing the world and traveling. I'm currently going through what i call periods, it where i go for long stretch feeling low and struggling to make friends and fit in. I have and all my life getting lifelong conditions, currently i have Autism, Dyspraxia, Learning Difficulties and getting investigated for rheumatology problems due to my height. I hope to make some new friends and hopefully sometime get some love back in my life. Chaw Mike
  4. Howdy Folks! :)

    Hi, I'm Tomas, I first joined back in 2010, but never really got into the habit of using the forums here. Since then I have received a formal Diagnosis of Aspergers, and started to use Wrong Planet quite a bit. Now I'm back here looking for more Aspies here in the UK to chat to.
  5. I'm the new kid on the block...

    Hello everyone! I'm Wordsmith - or Lydia in real life. I was diagnosed with Asperger's about 27 days ago, and I'm really glad to know what's wrong. I have almost all the symptoms, and right now my dad and his friend are talking so loudly in the garden that my hypersensitivity is causing me to want to kill someone (not quite) Anyway, I hope I can make some new friends! Wordsmith xxx
  6. Hi Everyone

    Hi I'm James I am 18 from Stafford I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia when I was 6 and Asperger Syndrome in April. I am a member of a number of different forums including Dyspraxic Teens which I also Moderate. I am a Commitee member of the Staffordshire Egyptology Society. I have applied to Staffordshire University to study Computing Science. I like going out clubbing with my friends at weekends. Look forward to getting to know you James
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