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Survivor Room / Re: Losing it, our mental health emergency
« Last post by purplebutterfly on February 01, 2020, 08:09:56 PM »
Been thinking about watching it but havenít had the nerve
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Survivor Room / Re: Uncertainty with my future MH care.
« Last post by Tucan on January 31, 2020, 06:00:04 PM »
Skills take time to learn.
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Survivor Room / Re: Uncertainty with my future MH care.
« Last post by Vermilion on January 31, 2020, 03:26:27 PM »
It is but change is always going to happen and I just wish that I had better skills to cope with it. It also feels like that there's very little help for adults on the spectrum. Here I go again.
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Survivor Room / Re: Uncertainty with my future MH care.
« Last post by Tucan on January 31, 2020, 02:56:39 PM »
I totally get that. Change and uncertainty is very hard to deal with. Even more so with autism. Just keep talking about how you are feeling.
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Survivor Room / Re: Uncertainty with my future MH care.
« Last post by Vermilion on January 31, 2020, 02:38:34 PM »
I feel like I'm at an impasse, it seems that my brain is do messed up that none of the standard treatment seems to be working. Knowing that my condition is life long I can't help wondering if I'll ever get out of this sh** heap that my life currently is.
I struggle so much to open up with others and it's a shame when they leave. And not knowing what's next is worrying me. I'd say that it's the uncertainty that's worrying me the most.
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Survivor Room / Re: Losing it, our mental health emergency
« Last post by Tucan on January 30, 2020, 06:02:26 PM »
This week's was really triggering and was good.
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Survivor Room / Re: Uncertainty with my future MH care.
« Last post by Tucan on January 30, 2020, 04:36:11 PM »
It is hard when these people change and your treatment plan has to also. Just when you were getting somewhere with this person.
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Survivor Room / Uncertainty with my future MH care.
« Last post by Vermilion on January 30, 2020, 03:00:08 PM »
My current CC is leaving, so I feel quite anxious about it. I guess that I'm a bit worried about getting a really crap one that might mess things up and it's hard to open up, when I do open up they leave.

I could handle that by itself but there is also the issue of deciding what to do next. DBT modules don't seem to be the best treatment at the moment because I'm getting really overwhelmed and it's a struggle to keep myself 'safe' and now that CC is leaving I'd have to attend the group which is impossible for me (she's the only CC/CPN with training who can do 1 to 1) So what's next?
A referral to psychology was briefly mentioned but I don't even know what that's supposed to achieve nor what it involves. Plus, how can I open up to a stranger if they ask about the past?

I feel like I'm at a bit of a loss and I'm just struggling to process it y'know? I have something else that's bothering me to (I'll post that in a more private room) and it's just adding to the stress and worry. It's hard to describe how I'm feeling, maybe overwhelmed? :/
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Research Topics / Self-harm and autism
« Last post by katievan on January 29, 2020, 06:12:52 PM »
Hi Everyone

I am doing research as part of my clinical psychology training with Staffordshire University. I'm really interested in speaking to parents of children who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and who self-harm by cutting themselves. There's lots of research out there about children with autism who hurt themselves by means like banging their head, but nothing at all about children with autism who cut themselves, or how this impacts on parents.

I'm looking to speak to parents of children between the ages of 12-18yrs. Children need to have a formal diagnosis of autism, and unfortunately can't have a diagnosed learning disability. Children don't have to be actively cutting now, but I can't speak to parents if their child's self harm occurred over a year ago.

Interviews would be by Skype, but they could be by telephone if that feels more comfortable for you. Interviews might typically take around an hour, but really they can be as long or as short as you'd like to make it. We can arrange a time to talk that suits you; daytime, evenings, or weekends.

This is all confidential, non-judgemental and ethically approved. If you'd like space to talk, vent or share your story then I'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to take part or have got any questions about this research, please feel free to email me privately at:  v024120h@student.staffs.ac.uk

Many thanks, your help is much appreciated.


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Survivor Room / Re: Losing it, our mental health emergency
« Last post by Tucan on January 26, 2020, 04:58:58 PM »
I did but not until just before they said it.
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