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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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Hey guys- we're back online, albeit tentatively!

Our PC has been most uncooperative for quite some time now, so I've been unable to post replies an so on to ANYTHING!! It's like having your typing fingers (all two of 'em!) gagged........I can hear BD breaking out in a cold sweat at the very thought, hur hur!!

All is well, baby is brewing nicely, I look and feel roughly the size of a barge and the boys are being their usual charming selves..... (a slight porky- puberty is occurring in DS1 and sheer cheek is oozing out of DS2 like the mucus that flowed from that horrible green puppet from 80's saturday morning telly!!!!)

However, we are all hale, hearty and in one piece (a rapidly expanding piece, in my case....GAH!) and fervently glad to be online again.

Hope you guys are all dandy, too!!!

Esther and co. XXX

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Welcome back >:D<<'> Arghhhh being pregnant in this weather is no fun B)

I have two summer babies.Sam was born in August 2003 and according to the stats it was the hottest summer in many,many years.It hasnt been that hot since,though they say this year may be very hot.


I remember sitting with my belly exposed in front of the fan,it was so uncomfortable,I even had heat rush on my bump.I really feel for you.How long do you have to go now?

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Yes, uncooperative PC's are a pain in the bum, aren't they? I said to him, I said, 'Pleeze don't arrest me - I won't do it again' but would he listen? :rolleyes: Honestly! How was I to know the farmer was watching? And anyway, it was his fault for leaving his sheep out all night...



Glad all is fixed, bump is expanding as per and the other kids are acting annoyingly age appropriately!



Oh - as far as the sheep/farmer thing goes I paid him for the milk and promised him some of the cheese when i've made it. Hugh FW recipe - so should be good!


You thought WHAT???? :o:o

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