How did you end up getting sectioned?

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What's your story leading up to getting sectioned?

I took an overdose, went to A&E, stayed on a medical ward for a few days, saw a psychiatrist and the crisis team who said I should go into hospital. Went into hospital, diagnosed with psychotic episode.

After a month or so tried to leave. Got told by Dr wasn't well enough to. Got section 5 (2) slapped on me, then assessed and sectioned under section 2. After 28 days was asked by pdoc if I would stay voluntarily and co-operate with medication. Refused. Don't know why I refused! Stupid me. So got sectioned under section 3! After another 6 months had my section 3 renewed :(

Eventually got off it after 3 months in rehab.
 
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First time I was very out of control. I was 17 & living at home at the time. One evening something just 'snapped' in my head; I was convinced that a load of very scary stuff was happening, & kept running off from everyone. Missing person reports kept being put in for me, & I'd be picked up & arrested. After some time of that I was sectioned. I was placed on an open ward, but after a few days in there I smashed some stuff up & was transferred to the locked ward & a section 3. I was very heavily medicated, & spent around 4 months on that ward, eventually calming down, & being transferred back onto an open ward - then I got booted out, & discharged from services shortly after.

I was hospitalised 3 more times after that as well.
 
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First time I was sectioned I was convinced I was an electrical engineer and could fix anything, ended up flooding out my kitchen fixing the washing machine with it still plugged in. Delusions of grandeur really. I ended up on section two.
 
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where to start the first time i was sectioned i believed my arm did not belong to me and that i could turn myself invisible (if only)i was sectioned for 28days and lied my way out i was surprised how easy it was while i was in there and once i was outa my episode how bad the care was and how vile sum of the staff are these ppl should not be looking after mentaly ill ppl . the second times was after an overdose and self harming about 100 times so police report says . again lied my way out after 28days
 
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The first time my dad went mental - again and pinned me to the floor, he has also at other times dragged me across the floor and tells people who will listen of times he has nearly 'murdered' people.

The second time it was because I had no money.

The third time it was because I had gone out and said that doctors couldn't cure anyone.
 
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never had it myself but I did speak to my GP today about how low/ill I'm feelinga nd he said we could talk about me going into hospital, I don't want too go in, I function OK if left alone.

scary to think I might end up in a psych unit.

sorry off thread.
 
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I have been in hospital many times. But the last time I was sectioned.

It was January 2011. I began hearing choral music all around me. Then I began hearing three main voices and they would give a running commentary of my thoughts and actions and critique me they were relatively helpful.

When I went to the Mall another group of voices began following me around the Mall. They would laugh and taunt and threaten. I became paranoid and stressed. I couldn't sleep and I was terrified.

After a few weeks of this I tried to get my family to admit me to hospital but they didn't want the responsibility. So upset, I drove off and disappeared for four days trying to get away from the signal - all the time being pursued by a threatening mob of voices.

Eventually the police found me by a river. Late at night and half naked. They took me back to the police station to interview me. But I was not present. I was somewhere in my mind. And I could here my voice far away. Somehow the Police managed to get my parents details and while they went to get my father. I was picked up by the crisis team and taken to hospital.

As they turned into the Psych ward I noticed that the door was unlocked and escaped. I ran several kilometers through town before I was cornered by the Police. My father being in one of the cars. I was caught and taken back to the psych ward and sectioned.
 
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I have been sectioned 3 times. The 1st time was after a manic episode, the second time was after going in voluntarily and asking to leave to be at the birth of my baby. The third time involved a big police chase after I refused to stop for a police car.

These psych wards are merely jails with toxic drugs.
 
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All in all three Section (2)'s and one Section (3).

Got bullied on a Doctor Who Forum.

Went on Twitter and got manic.

Started sending e-mails to loads of famous people.

Then started to believe there were references to me everywhere and that I was World famous.

It was confusing, flattering, and terrifying all in one.
 
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I was 23 and thought a cult was devil worshiping in my loft. I could hear them in the walls. I believed they had planted a beehive in there somewhere to drive me mad with the constant buzzing. I even saw things go missing to this day I still do not know where. There were odd smells and sounds and I could hear them chanting. I was scared but also pretty p***ed off about it.i stayed awake at night writing down what they said held a vigil at the loft hatch waiting for them to come down. Then I stopped eating as I believed they were poisoning my food while I slept so I stopped sleeping. I thought the reason i couldnt catch them was they could hear what i was thinking so would know my every move. after that a shrink my gp and a social worker came to the house and hey presto I was a guest of the nhs on a section 2 they let me out after 28 days but I repeatedly would stop taking the meds because I felt ill. Eventually after a few years and more s2s and an s3 I was put on depo shot on a cto. Its finished now tho yay :)
 
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I stole a knife from ASDA and thought Aliens were invading, this was because I saw and heard a message for me on the TV broadcast telling me this. prior to this was possesed by the devil and sought exorcism.

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The voices are and have always been there.
My last diagnosis is paranoid schizophrenia.
 
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It was strange when they finally slapped a section 3 on me after 16 years of mental illness.

I just felt nothing.

Not pleased or pissed off just absolutely nothing.
 
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I didn't even say it was an accolade.

Just that it took 16 years that's all.

Anyway I can't see how being sectioned has helped you in any way at all.
 
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my story is very similar to yours.i basically tried to end my life.was put in under voluntary,after three days i decided i wanted to leave but they put me on a section 5 i think it was .a psychiatrist came to see me and he put me on a section 2.after 2 weeks they decided i had bpd and they basically made me out to be an attention seeker and kicked me out.i went for a second opinion and was told i wasnt bpd that i had schitzophrenia and now i am medicated and doing well.i havent been i hosp for nearly 2 years now
 
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my story is very similar to yours.i basically tried to end my life.was put in under voluntary,after three days i decided i wanted to leave but they put me on a section 5 i think it was .a psychiatrist came to see me and he put me on a section 2.after 2 weeks they decided i had bpd and they basically made me out to be an attention seeker and kicked me out.i went for a second opinion and was told i wasnt bpd that i had schitzophrenia and now i am medicated and doing well.i havent been i hosp for nearly 2 years now
Well done :) I've been out of hospital nearly 2 years as well, and have a paranoid schizophrenia diagnosis.

Suppose I could elaborate here. Have explained this in a thread a while back, but in short... I took the overdose because I was extremely scared about my Chinese flatmates (as living in uni accommodation at the time). Hadn't left the flat in ages, was convinced they were downloading my thoughts and controlling my actions through the wall. Barricaded myself in my room, Stopped sleeping, stopped eating, started weeing in a bucket because I was too scared to use the toilet (yeah, disgusting I know).. walked around town with a knife in my bag when I had to go out (in case I needed to defend myself). Then decided I needed to die so that I wouldn't be controlled anymore and could halt the process of clone making I thought was imminent. I had several visions of the coming apocalypse and Chinese armies ruling the world before I fell unconscious from the stuff I'd taken. Woke up 6 hours later with about 10 missed calls from my parents. Rang my Mum, told her everything, she brought me home and I went to A&E that night.
 
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Well done :) I've been out of hospital nearly 2 years as well, and have a paranoid schizophrenia diagnosis.

Suppose I could elaborate here. Have explained this in a thread a while back, but in short... I took the overdose because I was extremely scared about my Chinese flatmates (as living in uni accommodation at the time). Hadn't left the flat in ages, was convinced they were downloading my thoughts and controlling my actions through the wall. Barricaded myself in my room, Stopped sleeping, stopped eating, started weeing in a bucket because I was too scared to use the toilet (yeah, disgusting I know).. walked around town with a knife in my bag when I had to go out (in case I needed to defend myself). Then decided I needed to die so that I wouldn't be controlled anymore and could halt the process of clone making I thought was imminent. I had several visions of the coming apocalypse and Chinese armies ruling the world before I fell unconscious from the stuff I'd taken. Woke up 6 hours later with about 10 missed calls from my parents. Rang my Mum, told her everything, she brought me home and I went to A&E that night.
sorry you experienced all that.it must of been frightening.I was convinced aliens were communicating with me and that i was in fact an alien as well.i was convinced they were coming for me and i would look for signs everywhere that they were coming
 
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sorry you experienced all that.it must of been frightening.I was convinced aliens were communicating with me and that i was in fact an alien as well.i was convinced they were coming for me and i would look for signs everywhere that they were coming
It all started with me, when i went into severe psychosis, with being convinced that i'd lost my soul to the Devil & was going to hell forever - & that i had this vision/realisation of a Global Plot by very evil alien forces, being orchestrated by the Devil, who were in the later stages of taking over the World using high technology & turning the population into mindless zombies, with an end game of the destruction of humanity & the planet. i spent around a week in a very highly distressed state, running around the countryside & displaying some very distressing behaviour - & numerous arrests - before being carted off.