I was in hospital overall for 2 months, I am unsure how long I was sectioned for, and i then was placed on voluntary sometime before I was discharged, with a view that I had always been making good steady progress.
I have been sectioned for nearly two years. My family hate me and never want me to see freedom. I have an awful life. Even the mhs say no one cares about me.
It is such an unusual life never to have a boyfriend or a friend no one ever misses me. No love at all. My parents just shout at me and as we've said they will never change and nor will their unfeeling friends who are horrid to me as is my family.
Sorry to hear how terrible things are for you Lilac. I think section 3's can be renewed and renewed as often as the doctors like. Have they told you what they would need to see from you to be able to discharge you? I think often the quickest way to get discharged is to say you think you are very ill and you like the services that the NHS provides.
It might be worth asking your care coordinator or psychiatrist if you can be referred to some peer support group activities. It might help meeting other people in similar circumstances
Sorry your family are so horrible to you, it must be really tough