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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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tudors

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tudors   

Hi my name is Oliver.

The other month my psych said she is certain I have Asperger's and wants me to be referred to a specialist place in Sheffield for a formal diagnosis.

I see a psych and other MH professionals because I have emotionally unstable personality disorder, severe depression and social anxiety

I am also a female to male transsexual, who is gay and asexual.

 

I have now read up about Asperger's and it makes a lot of sense for me to probably have it, so much of it fits me and little things I am beginning to notice I do and have done for as long as I can remember.

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smileyK   

sounds you have lot of 'issues' 'difficulties' surrounding you especially emotionally - I have social anxiety , Mixed Anxiety & Depressive Disorder ,don't mean this sound 'bad' but I not surprised you have so many issues and difficulties hope you receiving support from appropriate services from these separate yet combined issues and difficulties! how do you manage and cope? must been really inner battle & struggle to come terms with every issue ,difficulties together and on it's own are your family & friends understanding and supportive?! what do you think are reason ,cause behind your emotional issues and difficulties? are you on any medications for EUSPD? severe depression, so can partly empathise of your emotional inner turmoil and battles between yourself!

 

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tudors   

Hi, yes I am on 3 psychiatric meds at present, an anti depressant, anti psychotic and an anti anxiety. I am under the CMHT, see a psych, GP and go to a group therapy once a week for people with personality disorders. I don't really cope to be honest, I'm always on the edge of needing to be hospitalised, been in a psych ward 4 times, two of those times I was sectioned. my family are supportive of me being LGBT and of my mental health and possible Asperger's diagnosis.

I have very few friends, one best friend and a couple of online friends, that is it.

I think the cause behind my emotional difficulties is a combination of genetics and life events, for example bullying and abuse.

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trekster   

Hello and welcome

 

This forum is trans* friendly and ive read transsexuality and autism can occur commonly together. There was a scientific paper produced quite recently which showed trans* occurring commonly in ADHD and autistic people.

 

I cross stitched 'henry VIII and his wives' for a relative sometime ago and it included beads. You're air fixing models sound like fun as well.

 

I agree that how im feeling is also caused by bullying and abuse. CPTSD and 'emotionally unstable personality disorder' are very similar to each other. Also they can both be helped by DBT so ive asked for them to refer me and finally have been accepted. im worried how long I may have to wait before I get a chance to get the help I need.

 

I am trying to get my CPTSD officially recognised and to get on meds to help with my emotions but im struggling. I have been at rock bottom many a time in the past and im determined to stay out of rock bottom as long as possible.

 

I can empathise with you and your situation, hope you find the support you need here. Pleased you can get access to a group in your area to help with personality disorders.

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