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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
Anita Baston

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Hi Anita, if you want a post deleted you can PM the moderating team...


Was it the one on aspergers diagnosis from the 23rd? If this is the post you mean, it might be worth waiting a little while longer for replies cuz sometimes the forum goes a little quiet and its not until people log in and search that they find it and stuff...


Sometimes it can take ages and sometimes topics can be really hectic - being an impatient person I have had to learn patience on here at times.. If it wasn't the post I'm referring then everything I just said is irrelevant :wacko:





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Hi Anita,


We don't really have time to delete posts unless there are stong reasons such as security or privacy.


I've moved your post to the Beyond Adolescence folder because I think the right people to reply are more likely to notice it here.


I've also changed the title slightly so it explains better what you're looking for.


If you don't get any replies to your post, you could also have a look through the Beyond Adolescence folder, as there are other posts there from adults who have gone through the diagnostic process. Reading those posts might answer some of your questions.

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Thanks for replying .


darkshine- yeah that was the post I was wanting to delete. Perhaps I am being very impatient and things . I will keep it up a bit longer perhaps.


tally - Aww thanks, sorry perhaps I was being impatient or something. Sorry didn't do a good job of explaining myself. Thanks for moving it into the correct area. Will have to have another look through the other posts and things.



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It's not easy being patient - I know cuz someone once told me a similar thing to what I told you, except they did it in a more blunt way ;)


Don't worry about it though, if you stick around you'll see that sometimes nothing happens, and other times loads happens - you just never know :D

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