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How did you end up getting sectioned?

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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.
 
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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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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:
 
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The evidence is that it is subjective this I can prove. I know someone who tried to commit suicide and because the next of kin didn't want her sectioned she wasn't. She was forced to see a psychiatrist for two and a half years and that was the end of it and in theory no detention. I know of someone else who has tried to commit suicide and has never been sectioned but she is on drugs for life - against her will.

Me I have never tried to kill myself and they have to lie to detain me. And nothing will change.
 
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i haven't been sectioned one gp said it is unusual for a schitzoprenic never to have been sectioned, feel it's held against me by support services, one friend mentioned a lawyer in stoke newington, i said i think you have to be sectioned, he denied it i phoned you have to be sectioned

i've been asked whether i've been sectioned with the idea that if i say no i can be turned away, now say i was threatened with sectioning if i didn't volunteer, i now wish i'd insisted on been sectioned
 
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I've been on a section 3 twice after a couple of suicide attempts, the first time I talked my way to release after 10 days, the second time I was in for 28 after they wanted to titrate me on Risperdal Consta both times I wouldn't have been sectioned if I had volunteered, I was in six times in two years a couple of years ago everytime I volunteered.
 
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The point is that compulsory voluntary is section.
 
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I was on a section 2 and kept for 28 days after a suicide attempt. Then a section 3 after becoming psychotic and consider a danger to myself and was in for just over 2 months. The last most recent was voluntary . I was told if I didn’t go in I would be sectioned and was in for six weeks. And that time I didn’t think any thing was wrong with me but obviously it must have been. I’ve spent loads of time having to attend the the day hospital as opposed to being admitted, usually for 3 -6 months at a time 7 days a week. Fortunately the last few years I’ve stayed clear being an inpatient
 
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i'm not sure if thats officially true or written into law, i now sometimes wish i had been sectioned as i think you have more right to care and support which you need if unable to work, one friend said if you feel like that come off your drugs and get yourself sectioned, i don't think it'd be fair on those around me and i wonder if i might bite off too much and get say evicted
 
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