I've been under every section of the mental health act there is from police sections (136), 72hour nurse sections, assessment sections(2) and a few section 3's and secure units. Surely if it helped me they wouldn't still need to keep doing it and risking me becoming institutionalised? How can they so easily slap a section on you and take some of your rights away when they can see your history on their computer screens and witness how ineffective it has been? Is anyone else fed up of a system that only works for those with medically treatable mental health issues? A system that is so ill equipped to deal with any form of a personality disorder that they either end up institutionalising people or just turning them away without any real support! Please post experiences of ineffective "help" and maybe let off some steam about the system.