For those who may be interested in partaking in this consultation, more information and the link for the survey can be found here:
I will be taking part as I have had many brushes with suicide myself and accessing appropriate mental health care has been astonishingly difficult and often harmful in and of itself...something more needs to be done to ensure equal mental healthcare for those with ASD, and ultimately prevention of suicide.
Thanks for posting. I would certainly be interested. I agree with what you say about MH services.
I received an email. I decided to fill in the questionnaire but very quickly started to realise I couldn’t grasp the wording, it wasn’t easy, how they expect ME to read the various questions and possible responses from a varied choice when I could grasp just what they were saying beats me.
I will try again but it really isn’t easy to grasp quite what they are asking. I git very frustrated as I really wanted to have my say on why suicide is so high amongst autistic individuals like me. My thoughts,
(While I have the chance I shall say somethings, probably not helpful though.)
...Thank You for this Link. Because it was you, 'Aspergers-Tree', I looked at the link. It requests E-Mailing, then DownLoading... neither of which I can do with my own "old" device. Then I panicked a bit, and clicked upon the bottom button, and it now says that I cannot participate because I have already completed the survey/"session has expired".
...I am probably posting to say - Anyone else, do not do as I did! But the purpose of this Thread IS a very good purpose and so if you can do it then give it a go as you feel and/post whatever happens here, okay?...
I struggled with the first part - selecting and ranking the various topics listed - but later in the survey they do just give you boxes to write whatever you think is relevant in, so that part might be easier for you Lonewarrior.
I do agree that the format and wording could have been made clearer and more concise, but I suppose if we all just try our best with it then some useful points might get through anyway!
Disallowed Cynosure said:It requests E-Mailing, then DownLoading... neither of which I can do with my own "old" device. Then I panicked a bit, and clicked upon the bottom button, and it now says that I cannot participate because I have already completed the survey/"session has expired".
That’s very unhelpful, and strange as I didn’t have to do those things (I simply clicked on the link in the paragraph and started filling in the survey). If you try clearing your cookies it might let you fill out the survey (just a thought, though I’m no computer expert).
Very kind of you to say you looked at the link as I posted it, it’s just a shame it isn’t my survey otherwise I would have made sure it didn’t cause people the difficulties it has obviously caused yourself!
Still, remember that your intentions were good DC, and at least you you tried to give your contributions despite the technology not playing along!
I think a lot of us have unfortunately had similar experiences with mental health services, it’s terrible when you think about and I’m sure it does have an impact on individuals making the decision to end their lives.
The survey wasn’t too bad and gives the opportunity to write whatever you think is relevant, though it is a bit wordy and I didn’t enjoy ranking the numerous topics given at the beginning (as there were so many).