How did you end up getting sectioned?

Per Ardua Ad Astra

Per Ardua Ad Astra

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I had been a voluntary patient for a long time, and after years of medication and input from professionals, got to the point where I was able to live independently, and hopefully progress from there.

I was discharged from psychiatric review, and off meds. None of the after care and employment rehabilitation I was promised materialized, and I was stuck in my flat, on my own, and at a depressing and loose end. I started to smoke weed for the first time in my life. Bad idea.

Things that had really troubled me and played on my mind concerning politics, started to trouble me again. I drastically changed my appearance and dress, and was told to get tattoos done cos things were gonna happen. I got involved in some horrible stuff around politics.

Not saying more than that, but I was potentially a danger to others, but more realistically, at risk of harm from others. The Police got involved, and I was arrested by a specialist division of the police and taken to specialist police station. From there I was sectioned and taken to a more local hospital.

The police were good with me, I have to say. This was a few years ago now.

However, I believe cos of my past, there are shadowy and sinister figures out to cause me trouble, and use people from my past who know me to do this.
 
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arwilliams

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I walked into the ER and freaked out. No hallucinations or anything but simply freaked out.

Started running.

Big mistake they sectioned me with a mental illness.
 
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The last time I was sectioned was because I had a weapon which I intended to use upon myself. I had barricaded myself in a room of my house and the Police came in through the window. It wasn't a pleasant experience at all as the Police treated me appallingly by dragging me through my front garden. When I arrived at the ER of the local hospital I was zip tied at the wrists and ankles to a wheelchair for several hours before being transferred to a seclusion room where I was kept for several days in complete bright light and a matress on the floor.

Sorry to go over the gory details but I believe nobody deserves that sort of treatment from the Police and Hospital staff. :unsure: