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If something undisputably happened and someone wanted to report it. What aspect of that report would constitute a symptom of a mental health disorder?

I ask because PALs say complaints can constitute mental illness but they won't elaborate.
 
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Was it something that has happened while you’ve been on a psychiatric ward. I don’t see how they can term it mental illness that seems awfully prejudiced unless they are trained psychiatrists and have had a long talk with you.
 
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Not just when I was on a ward but off the ward as well and many different things that did actually happen. The PALs department and some senior psychiatrist wrote that they decided in 2011 that they wouldn't deal with anything I wrote as it was a symptom of mental disorder. There are two things about this. They didn't say what specifically what it was that made them think I was mentally disordered and also even prior to 2011 they didn't respond to correspondence. In fact it took me approximately five years to write to them as they were so unresponsive on the ward that I knew they wouldn't deal with it.

Thanks for answering.
 
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hi Lilac

I would not use PALs as they are actually part of the hospital !

I use an ' independent mental health advocate '

if you type that into a search engine
you may be able to find something in your area

I want my advocate to represent me
and not the hospital !

:hug5:
 
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No the advocates are no use. Thanks though.
 
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im sorry to hear the advocates are no use
mine has been a life saver
im not sure if I would be here without her
she is not from PALS

I do hear you and believe you
things can go wrong in mental health treatment
and they should take into account our own experiences

:grouphug:
 
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im sorry to hear the advocates are no use
mine has been a life saver
im not sure if I would be here without her
she is not from PALS

I do hear you and believe you
things can go wrong in mental health treatment
and they should take into account our own experiences

:grouphug:
Thanks Zoe1. You are great. The advocate I saw just said all women are detained under the Mental Health Act for life. No help!
 
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try these people

POhWER

its what I use and free of charge
I would be interested to hear what they say

:grouphug:
 
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k Lilac

if you like you can say how you got on
and I can speak to my advocate about it

:grouphug:
 
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k Lilac

if you like you can say how you got on
and I can speak to my advocate about it

:grouphug:
Thanks I just missed them tonight as I promised I'd cook dinner for my parents. I will try and call them tomorrow. There is an online form you can use to contact them but it is pretty impossible to contact me by phone it would be easier for me to call them.

Thanks.
 
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I think they can say anything they don't like can be a symptom of mental illness :hug:

I hope the advocates that Zoe gave you the link to can help :hug:
 
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Thank you midnightphoenix xx
 
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I have had a look POhWER doesn't cover my area. It also doesn't say on their website how it can help someone wrongly detained. Thanks for the thought.
 
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Regardless of what I said today I am still going to try to ring POhWER today. I will update you later. Have a great day! 🐯😍. xx
 
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Hi. I called POhWER today and they don't deal with my area. SeAP do. So I have sent SeAP a request for contact.
Thanks for the suggestion. When I have an update I will let you know. xxxxx
 
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oh great well done, I looked at the website
and it looks promising

looking forward to hearing about it

:loveshower:
 
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First contact back from SeAP asking if I'd like a referral to an advocate. I have responded asking about the feasibility of contact as I work full time.
 
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