I am new here today.
I am a 47 year old male and have always struggled with life and felt different but finally realised why 5 years ago when watching a TV programme which led to a formal diagnosis .
I have been prescribed citalopram tabllets which helps a bit .
I have detached myself from family and don't have any friends these days which suits me far better.
I am feeling really low and emotional which was triggered i think when my mom visited recently as it reminded me of my isolation from them and that they wont be here for ever.
I have been struggling every day since and feel suicidal(again)
I work and support myself but find all that and life itself tiring and frustrating-i need to mediate a number of times a day just to be able to function which is really draining.
I would really like to know if anyone has any advice on other medication,support group,counselling or any thing at all that could help stabilise me and be more emotionally balanced and stornger as frankly i don't think i can do all this for another 30 years or so
I just dont now where to go to get any more help which i know that i need ASAP
Any advice would be appreciated
I think Oktanol's advice is good - speaking to your GP is a good idea, they can refer you to various forms of counselling or therapy depending on what they think is best. For urgent support, calling a service like Samaritans may be very helpful. The NHS has links to support services here - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/getting-help/#helplines-and-support-groups (you can also email Samaritans if you prefer not to talk on the phone).
It might also be worth looking through our Autism Services Directory here - http://www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx - for services or support groups in your area that deal specifically in mental health for people with ASD. If you want to speak to someone at the NAS directly who can help you please call the helpline on 0808 800 4104 (10am to 4pm, 9am-3pm on Fridays).
If you are at a crisis point and feel like harming yourself imminently please do call 999 or go to Accident and Emergency - some people are nervous about this as they feel that a mental health crisis isn't an emergency in the same as a physical medical problem, but this is the official advice from the NHS, and it will be taken seriously. https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/mental-health-services-explained/Pages/mental-health-emergencies.aspx
Ross - mod