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Sectioning and the Mental Health Act

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heisenberg

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Hi all,

Can I be sectioned without being interviewed by a 'mental health professional'? In other words, if I write a letter to my local services telling them I am on the brink.

Many thanks.
 
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Poppy12

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No, to be sectioned you would need to be assessed in person by a professional. It's not clear from your post, but do you want to be sectioned?
 
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heisenberg

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No, to be sectioned you would need to be assessed in person by a professional. It's not clear from your post, but do you want to be sectioned?
I see - thanks. No, not at all. I think that will only make matters worse.
 
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Lilac

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I got sectioned again recently and wrongly again but I never get any support, anyway this time they want to make me retire, I don't honestly know why or why they are so angry. One of the neighbours has obviously been gossiping about me and she said had I been to work today and I would have done and I have been signed fit for work but they want me signed off sick no matter what my doctor says and the doctor would. I have no idea why they have a problem with me but it is a wide problem, my parents and their friends don't want me to work and neither do my family. I have no friends and it has occurred to me that no one has asked me out in years and years and years but sometimes men do play nasty games with me, really nasty. But they are out of touch with reality I have never been mentally sick. I have been told no one will help me. My family hate me and I can't get any sensible advice or any advice. But I have been told that no one is entitled to a break and that for taking a break one can get locked in for life. There have been former colleagues and a member of the mental health team that I didn't need to see and they seem more like psychiatric patients than staff. Of course as I have said before PALs don't deal with complaints and the MP isn't interested and I have heard isn't good. The funny thing is though, even though no one is interested in me and they feel my position is to change the bins, people do gossip about me and even the neighbour hates me and like my family and my colleagues and in fact the NHS and my families' friends (if they have any) she wants me to be ill.
 
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Lilac

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One sectioned person said they got an equal amount of hours leave per day and left on the same day as the number of hours the sectioned person got.
 
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