I didn't get it at first... I still don't

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by cayzira, Jul 18, 2008.

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  1. cayzira

    cayzira Well-Known Member

    I can't get my head round why she let herself get sectioned. She knew the choice was to agree to stay there 6 months, or get forced to. IT's very different to the situation that the adults have, because even if she was to remain informal, she can't disharge herself due to the Parental Consent Act. So why would she not agree? Either way she has to stay there, but atleast off the section she would have had the change of getting out before January, and she would have had a say over her meds. So why not agree? She knew how things were going to work out.

    I can't quite get my head round it... but I think I'm starting to see. I don't belive anyone (Certainly people under 18 - It's diferent after that, because then you have the power to discharge yourself) who can still think rationally enouth get's themselves on a section if they don't want it. If you can see the cause and effect link, then why would you let it happen? :confused:

    I don't belive that she's so ill that she can't see that. She's depressed, but she's a very intellegent girl. So that means theres some reason she wanted to be sectioned. and this is where I get stuck. I can understand why. She said she really didn't want this, and she was really crying last night after it happened. But she made the choice to let it happen. Why!?

    I know theres a reason, but I just can't figure it out. If it was anyone else, I'd be tempted to say it was just for the attention (It would certainly explain why she refused to go back to the ward, and had to be restrained - I hated seeing that) but she's not like that. I've never know her to do anything just for the attention.

    I can't get my head round it. :dry:
  2. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    It is hard to admit you need help for one thing and agreeing to go in on your own means accepting something is wrong. It is also possible she was in denial that it would really happen. Sometimes we think if we ignore it, it will go away. Then the inevitable comes and it is too late. I can't say this is the case here, but these would be some of my guesses.
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