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Lindsay last won the day on October 27 2017

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About Lindsay

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  • Birthday November 7

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    Sarasota, Florida
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    Antiques, Astrology, painting, collectibles, music, (most genre'), My two gorgeous Poodles, The Gulf of Mexico, sand and surf, swimming. Dining and dancing, theater. I am Widowed.
    My three grown children. TWO darling grandson's (Sam & Max!)
    Sam was born on New Years Day! He is 13 & Max was born in Feb'09! in Bucks Co PA!
    I have adorable twin granddaughters, born Oct 3rd, 2008, in FL!
    Two darling older granddaughters , 18 & 21, (in FL), (I am a very YOUNG Grandmier, I might add.) A DF member since 2001 and an DF Owner since 2004~
    I Am and still and always Under Construction :coopwink:

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  1. Lindsay

    Ten Years Later

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    Ten Years Later

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    Ten Years Later

    Ohh M GEEE! Where was I moonlightress, ten years ago? Mostly working behind the "scenes" I suppose? I must look me up, (ten years younger!!!). My birthday is in two days, I so wish I could turn back the clock just for me. Please, keep posting. I simply adore it and YOU! You do know we have super A____Mazing Blogs here at DF, right? I could listen to your words for___evvverrr. Depressionforums.org really needs more MH advocates like you darling. The Stigma is real! So nice to have met you. ~Lindsay
  4. Lindsay

    Welcome to my diary

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    A Friend Needs Help

    Hi there psycholuigiman! You are a wonderful friend! There are so many articles dealing with what your friend is going thru right now , there are many organizations he should belong to that would help him become more socialized, IMO. Social Interaction Traits of ASD Very little or no eye contact. Resistance to being held or touched. Tends to get too close when speaking to someone (lack of personal space). Responds to social interactions, but does not initiate them. Does not generally share observations or experiences with others. Difficulty understanding jokes, figures of speech or sarcasm. Difficulty reading facial expressions and body language. Difficulty understanding the rules of conversation. Difficulty understanding group interactions. Aversion to answering questions about themselves. Gives spontaneous comments which seem to have no connection to the current conversation. Makes honest, but inappropriate observations. Seems unable to understand another’s feelings. Prefers to be alone, aloft or overly-friendly. Difficulty maintaining friendships. Finds it easier to socialize with people that are older or younger, rather than peers of their own age. Unaware of/disinterested in what is going on around them. Talks excessively about one or two topics (dinosaurs, movies, etc.). Overly trusting or unable to read the motives behinds peoples’ actions. Minimal acknowledgement of others. Alpine Adult Services Erin Richard White, Ph.D., BCBA-D Director of Adult & Transition Services Phone: 201-612-7800 | Email https://autismcitizen.org/ http://www.autism-help.org/adults-aspergers-stress.htm https://danmarinofoundation.org/ https://www.autism.org.uk/about/behaviour.aspx What Does Autism Look Like in Adults? You’ve always felt different, but didn’t know why. An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis can help shine a light on why certain things have always been difficult, while others came easily. If you think you might have ASD, watch this video. BY JANICE RODDEN, ADDITUDE EDITORS Share Article Menu Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is typically a lifelong condition. More severe forms of ASD are often diagnosed in the first two years of a child’s life, but less severe forms may slip by undiagnosed into adulthood. Even late in life, a diagnosis can offer major benefits and relief. If you think you might have ASD, watch this video. Video What Does Autism Look Like in Adults? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not solely a childhood diagnosis. ASD affects adults in three main areas: Social interactions Verbal and nonverbal communication Repetitive or ritualistic behaviors Symptoms occur on a spectrum of severity. Some adults are high functioning while others face formidable daily challenges. No two people with ASD are the same. Common symptoms in adults include: Difficulty understanding others’ feelings Trouble keeping up with conversations Inflection that does not reflect feelings Strict consistency to daily routines or activities Deep knowledge of one particular topic Trouble interpreting body language, facial expressions, or social cues If you think you might show signs of ASD, answer these self-test questions. Have you always wanted a best friend, but never found one? Do people often refer to you as “quirky” or “eccentric?” When having a conversation, do you avoid making eye contact? Are expressions like, “Curiosity killed the cat” confusing to you? Is your memory like a steel trap, even for facts that you don’t fully understand? Do you follow the same routine every day, and dislike unexpected events? Do you talk to friends at a party the same way you would talk to co-workers in the office? Are you always bumping into things, or tripping over your own feet? When you’re in a quiet place, do you make involuntary noises, like clearing your throat, over and over? Are you really good at math or music, but struggle in other areas? If you agreed with a majority of these statements, you may have some characteristics that resemble ASD. Take your results to a healthcare professional and request an evaluation. This self-test video is not intended to diagnose or replace the care of a healthcare professional. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through a clinical evaluation. For personal use only. Be well, - Forum Admin Depressionforums.org
  8. Hello chumly, You are so very kind. Thank you so much! There are donation buttons throughout the website that can take you through the process which is quite simple, (I hope) . Click on these or click on the link I gave you above! Best wishes always- ~Lindsay
  9. Dearest Floor, You have gone through so much. You are the special one. Please take care of yourself, as it is people like yourself that is needed in this world of ours. Bless you, ~Lindsay
  10. Hi sober, Thank you so much. My family, at least the Florida part of it seems out of control for the past year and a half. I 'see' you around the forums, but I had no idea that you were schizoaffective at all. You have gone through quite an ordeal as 20 years ago, "they" did not know as much as "they" know now and "they" still do not know much! It is so frustrating. Yes you have come a long way and the good news is that you feel better !!! I am so happy for you! I pray that we can find something for Sydni so that she too can begin to feel again...better that is. Thank you Sober. ~Lindsay
  11. Dear Floor, Thank you for responding and telling your story. (((Huge hugs))))) I know what you are going through. Sydni hangs on my daughter night and day and she must be watched, (looked after always. Our twins love Sydni, you cannot help but love her..but you cannot trust what may happen either. It is a no win situation right now and I worry about my daughter as well. ~Lindsay
  12. Does taking time away from work help relieve anxiety? Is there any negative or positive stories to tell us? Hi everyone, I have had a very rough 4 years with plenty of anxiety and with Mark passing, (LioninWinter) it has made it even worse for me, my staff and DF. I have not been around as much as I should have. On top of that my middle granddaughter at age 17 developed schizoaffective disorder, which combines depression, bipolar and anxiety and so much more! It has really done a number on our close knit family. Aside from the fact that she has turned 18 now and has medicaid, dropped out in her senior year and there is no financial aid/medical help for her in Florida. She is getting worse. There is some hope though. My cousin called and said there may be a hospital not too far away that may take medicaid. She just went into the temp hospital on the twins 10th birthday party...this is not the first time she has been in there. Our 10 yr old twins cannot live in the same environment as Sydni any longer. Help ~Lindsay
  13. Lindsay

    Back.. again

    Welcome back. You came to the "right" place, but you knew that already I am so sorry you are going through this horrific place once more. Please know that you are not alone. You came here to DF and no one is going to leave you alone for long! Just keep talkig and telling your story. We are here to listen to you! Hugs! ~Lindsay
  14. Hello werise55, I can relate to you as I have a granddaughter who is 18 and has a mental health condition much more severe, so "get over it" IMO is a terrible phrase to contend with. I so dislike when a family compares others to people without MH problems and do not understand or research how they can possibly help their family member who is ill. We have so many articles on Twitter (front page of the Forums on the right hand column), scroll that you can show your parents that may help them to realize your illness. People with Mental Health conditions can and do pursue higher education, succeed in their careers, make friends and have relationships. I hope things get better for you. ~Lindsay
  15. Lindsay

    Abilify (Aripiprazole) Information

    Perfect! Where are we putting it? Do I put itin Word Press? Is it already in the Forums under Abilify?