detained

  1. B

    want to end this

    I am sitting in my room and someone rings the bell. I go out and find no one. A girl called Fahr calls me from the room. I smell tea. But no one is in home. I am probably gonna be detained from college. I can't deal with this. I can't focus on my passion which is music. I want this to end one...
  2. Cazcat

    Husband poorly again, feeling pretty shook up.

    My husband suffers episodes of psychosis. The worst was 3 years ago and this was when he finally got picked up by the local mental health team. He has done really well with their support and now has a full time job. He has been stable for the last couple of years come off his medication a few...
  3. C

    Caring Connections

    Hi folks, I would like to introduce a new service called Caring Connections which is managed by Support in Mind Scotland a national mental health organisation that support all affected by mental ill health including families and friends (carers) of those experiencing mental ill health. Caring...
  4. D

    A monu-mental blunder

    People that allow themselves to be diagnosed as anorexic by family GPs employed by the NHS are regarded as mentally ill and are thereafter disposed of by being referred to the NHS mental health services. Under the 1984 Mental Health Act, an anorexic can be detained against his or her will and be...
  5. F

    Rise in Mental Health Act detentions shows 'services struggling to cope'

    Rise in Mental Health Act detentions shows 'services struggling to cope' Mental health campaigners have expressed concern that detentions under the Mental Health Act have risen by almost 10% in England in the past year. A total of 25,117 patients were subject to the act – up 6.7% from 2014 –...
  6. H

    Section 2 MHA

    Hi there, My name is Hannah Shelley and I am currently in hospital as an informal patient for anorexia. I was detained under section 3 of the mental health act in 2011 and have been here two weeks. I requested to leave the hospital and was told that they would assess me for section 2 of the...
  7. C

    *Trigger warning* currently detained

    Not quite sure where to start, but I fit into pretty much all the minority groups! I'm a male, bi, I've got serious and enduring mental health problems, my parents are pakistanis and I'm currently sectioned and detained under the MHA. Ironically, I'm a psychological therapist by profession but...
  8. F

    Concern over record numbers detained for mental health treatment

    Record numbers of people are being detained for mental health treatment, prompting concern that conditions for patients are worsening due to understaffing and a lack of hospital beds. There were 50,408 cases of people being detained for compulsory treatment under the Mental Health Act in...
  9. M

    feeling worthless

    Lastnight I got detained under the 136 mental health act, I had to be assessed before leaving and I told them that when and if I go back out in the public I will try and try again to end my life and they still sent me home and all I can think about is ending it all, I know that if I go outside...
  10. shaky

    Information of Being Sectioned - What kinds of section, what it is, what are your rights etc.

    Information of Being Sectioned - What kinds of section, what it is, what are your rights etc. Excerpts taken from Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Mental Health Act 1983 & 2007 (UK) - Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health charity 2nd October 2013 Summary (see next 5 posts for the details)...
  11. F

    Meds don't address quality of life': experiences of being detained under the Mental Health Act

    Meds don't address quality of life': experiences of being detained under the Mental Health Act 'Meds don't address quality of life': experiences of being detained under the Mental Health Act - Mad World
  12. shaky

    Mental Health patients detained inappropriately

    Report in the Guardian today Mental health patients are being 'detained in all but name' | Society | The Guardian
  13. L

    Colleagues and discrimination

    Yesterday my colleague KP was laughing about Frank Bruno being detained in a mental health institution perhaps KP would find it funny if he was detained in one. Also the Union rep was saying about things being 'dolala' as I say it takes one to know one.