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Report finds 'serious issues' with use of Mental Health Act



Well-known member
Mar 23, 2009
Posted by Denis Campbell May 1 2018

People with serious mental illness are suffering neglect and discrimination when they have been detained for treatment, according to a report ordered by Theresa May.

Too many of those sectioned under the Mental Health Act receive a lack of dignity and respect from staff, according to the review of legislation, which has identified a series of problems with it.

Report finds 'serious issues' with use of Mental Health Act | Society | The Guardian

I have only ever been sectioned for just a few days in the early 80s so can't really comment on this.
Poopy Doll

Poopy Doll

Well-known member
Jun 13, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Here in America they Baker Act people and treat them like animals. First thing they do is make you strip and shower as if you were a dirty homeless person. Then they find some excuse to have the staff tackle you and put you in the padded room. I can't write any more about it; it gets me upset.