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Hi, my name is Josephine74!

Hello I've just joined this group I am a parent with a 24 year old autistic son twin boys who are 21 and my rocks and my 18 year old daughter who has BPD and self harms..... Just need to reach out as I'm not so strong any more and feel a bit helpless


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Josehine74 - Welcome to the community. I'm sure it can't be easy with the problems your children face. This is a very supportive & friendly community where we share & care about each other, so I'm very pleased you have joined us all. There are parents here with the problems you have whom I hope you meet. Here's a link to Scope's section on Autism & Asperger's for a start: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/learning-disabilities-and-autism
    Please join in if you wish on any posts. Hope to see you around, or just chat here.

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,578 Scope online community team
    Hi @Josephine74. It sounds like you've got a lot on your plate. Has your daughter ever tried these resources from Mind on managing self-harm in the short and long-term at all?
    It must be incredibly difficult to see your daughter going through such a difficult experience and I completely understand why you might feel that sense of helplessness.

    As a disability equality charity, it's fair to say that our strengths lie more in the daily lives of disabled people than tackling complex mental health issues such as BPD. That said, it sounds like you need some support and if it would be of use to you, we'd be more than happy to try and advocate for some by way of a social care referral. If this would be something you'd like to pursue, please get in touch with us by emailing the community inbox at [email protected]
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @Josephine74   Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear what you are going through.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We guide, advise and support members of our community .

    Please can say sorry to hear about your daughter.

    Please can I suggest and consider these mental health charities.

    Often useful I used all three myself.




    All offer floating support and offer a lot of advice, guidance on any mental health issues.

    Advisors and wellbeing, health benefits.

    The last one is an advocate charity. Represents you on your behalf with supporting you. For any medical professionals or NHS service have problems with.

    Please if I can help further or need to ask anything please get in touch.

    Member of our team @Adrian_Scope and my friend   @chiarieds     have given a lot of constructive advice and guidance, plus useful information.

    Hope that helps you gives you a lot of reassurance.

    We are here to be supportive and listen.

    Please take care.


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