So it seems as though different areas in the UK and different countries have very different things in which they hold you under MHA. I have had aprox 4od's and numerous cutting and was only in hospital under medical supervision. There was one evening when I was in back in Dec where I had to be escorted everywhere which was annoying. I have found though that the psychs just take your word for what you say. If you just say well I didnt mean it or it wont happen again they let you go. I have said that now a few times but I have been let go each time. Obviously I dont wanna stay so you just say you regret it what happened, not that you dont regret taking more so that you could put your self out the missery so I say that when in reality I am planning when to do it again. I have not even seen psych doc when I have been in a couple of times when Oding. Last Monday they took blood and then sent me home. Obvisouly in the area that i live in the NHS budget on Psychiatric care isn;t very much. Any way so after speaking to my counsellors this week I have been reffered to someone but dont think they will do any good. Does anyone know what happens if police arrest you under MHA?