I was sectioned (section 2) last year under the mental health act. This was the most traumatic time of my life and I never want to go through that again. The whole experience made me quite depressed. I was only just 18 when it happened and I feel it was not the right environment for someone that age. I was by far the youngest patient there and was with much older patients with much more serious conditions. A year on I have flash backs of it and bad memories even though I was only there for 3 weeks. I just feel that the system needs to change as I was actually wrongly sectioned. I think that for young people in particular, the experience can do more damage than good, as it did for me. If there had been more people my age then it might have helped but I felt completely alone in the unit.
What do other people think about this? Has anyone been sectioned at a young age? What was your experience like? x