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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 :)

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trythis   

Hi im new

Im 19, female from North East England

 

I have never gone for any diagnoses, but i am convinced i have adhd and aspergers, i have most of the symptoms, its like reading a description of myself for both.

 

I also have issues with anxiety in that i panic all the time, have had anxiety attacks, i get paranoid abut everything and everyone, making me act cold towards people at times, thinking they dont like me or are talking about me or whatever

I pull out my eyelashes and eye brows, sometimes nose hairs, and i bite and chew the inside of my mouth constantly, and bite the skin off my lips and around my finger nails as well as the nails too.

 

I was wondering if going for a diagnosis would be useful, i dont know how helpful or not helpful it would be..?

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amanda72   

hya and welcome, im newish here too, my son is awaiting testing for aspergers,

as for the diagnosis part then that is totally your choice, it may benefit you seeing your g.p for help with the anxiety, i did suffer awfully with anxiety and depression myself and finally got some help, i hope others will be along soon to say hi :)

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Hi and welcome :)

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And i know where your coming from on your whole post too! If you ever wanna chat let me know, Ben

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trythis   

And i know where your coming from on your whole post too! If you ever wanna chat let me know, Ben

 

ok thankyou

Im considering going to see someone about it all but im not sure yet

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No problem and if it'll put your mind at rest even a little it'll be worth it.. :)

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