what was it you said that you got you sectioned?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by downunder, Apr 23, 2009.

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  1. downunder

    downunder Well-Known Member

    Just curious for those who have been sectioned what it was that they said or did that got them sent to the psychiatric ward.

    I have never been sectioned despite making admissions to the psychiatrist about previous attempts.
  2. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    i haven't ever got sectioned but i've had threats because i wasn't taking medication in the past.
    i was threatened recently though because i walked out of a nurses room because he was abusive and i was pointing him out on his behaviour and his responsibilities.

    i'm too articulate and intelligent and not psychotic to want to die, so instead of being sectioned, i should work for MIND, he said.
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  3. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    i got people worried a few years ago because i said i was making patterns in the grass with sticks. and i think i said i was trying to get 'somewhere else'.

    i was also unwell with an eating disorder and they didn't know what to do with me. that was really the main problem at that moment but as they specialised in general psychiatry they found me playing with sticks, hearing voices, feeling followed and seeming 'vague' a threat to myself and to other people.

    then the doctor (she was quite nice) agreed she wanted a relationship based on trust and told me that she wouldn't surprise me with a MH act assessment again. i know what to look out for now but she surprised me with that at the time.
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  4. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    i was told a very similar thing not 3 years ago. :dry: i fucking hate that. why the hell would anyone want to lie about being suicidal is beyond me. just cause we are articulate we arent suicidal? fuck off.

    sadly i have never been detained. i dont know why or how to step over that line.. i want to take a few meds in bulk.. see what happens then
  5. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    why do you want to be detained? i've been on close observation on a psych ward it isn't pleasant at all. you know they can force medication on you under sections?

    if i'm not articulate, then they think i'm on drugs or alcohol.
  6. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    oh was under different reason you were tld that then, i was told i was to logical to be suicidal or depressed.

    and i want to be detained on one side cause that will be the action that makes me trely believe that they believe me on this, that they dont think i'm lying.. but on the other side i dont want to cause i'll be detained. but i dont know its just all shit. fed up of hearing things, seeing shapes battling and coping. i'm fed up with coping
  7. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    ok, but being detained won't mean that you will be taken seriously in a psychiatric ward. you'll be trapped there. i can remember a nurse saying i had to 'behave properly' otherwise i wouldn't be let out and that i was possessed by the devil. i was there voluntarily though after a seizure following an OD and i was treated like i was sectioned.

    i know what it's like to feel like nobody is taking you seriously especially when you're tired with coping with what you're going through and want help that helps. :hug:
  8. Leiaha

    Leiaha Well-Known Member

    I was sectioned for running away and refusing treatment :(
  9. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

  10. violetskies

    violetskies Member

    I "almost" got sectioned twice.

    First time was after I had some kind of breakdown, probably brought on after OD and a lot of booze for 2 days solid and no sleep. When I came out of it I kind of freaked and made an appointment to see a GP at my local surgery. B**** actually lied on the phone in front of me, telling the hospital that I was unresponsive. She said if I didn't go then she'd section me. When I got there, they had one look at me and said I didn't need to be there. I replied "I know, I told the doc that", and they sent me home so I could get some well deserved sleep.

    2nd time after a hanging attempt I had some conversations with some CPN people who decided I needed a "rest". I thought that might be a good idea until I got there, then had a rapid change of mind. I ended up having to do a LOT of fast talking and finally got released into my mother's (who I hate and no longer see) care.
  11. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    I've had one conversation about sectioning with a psychiatrist. I did not get told I was too smart to die, instead, he and I both understood that I'd be out and dead within a week of getting put in. The last thing I need is another betrayal.
  12. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    sectioning is a last resort. violetskies- i have had the same experience. i think they threaten people a lot if they seem 'difficult' but i've always been in voluntarily because i think i didn't put up a fight the last time (i was manic with an OD so i happily went in). if you're in voluntarily you can refuse treatment and discharge yourself whenever you like. i did the fast talking to get out of the last MH act assessment too. it was pretty funny when i think back, i only realised what they were doing in the last 10 minutes and i thought, get a grip, don't talk about sticks and grass anymore! :laugh: (they were really worried about that i remember)
  13. Scum

    Scum Well-Known Member

    I refused treatment when my blood levels were at a critical level. I should have been dead, and wasn't, but refused treatment. They turned up at my house and removed me from it a week and a half after they found out how low my blood results were, despite my parents (alledgedly) saying no (I think the psych and SWs had a court order).

    I've been threatened with it a couple of times since but my front has always talked me out of problems. I'm under threat at the moment but if my blood levels don't sink too low then it shouldnt be a problem. Of course, I'm avoiding the doctors right now, which also means they have no idea what's going on :p Can't section me if they don't know.
  14. Godsdrummer

    Godsdrummer Guest

    I don't know if this counts or not, but I had myself volunteeringly admitted/committed for a week at the pysh ward of my local hospital on the day of my worst attempt.

    I walked into the ER, and told them what I had done.
  15. seithkein

    seithkein Well-Known Member

    I was found unconscious after i od'd. then i went to the psych ward for 3 weeks.
  16. canis-lupis

    canis-lupis Well-Known Member

    I have told my cpn & the shrink that I have been planning vehicular suicide & they have suggested I voluntarily "check in" for a while but even after crashing my car - rolling it at speed less than 24 hrs after seeing the shrink & then running from the police (not caught yet but phoned and gave details so they know who etc.) & having seen cpn twice still no talk of section so think must be down to the individual professional that is dealing with the case to decide "whether or not you pose a significant risk to YOURSELF or OTHERS" or that is the way I have understood the team helping me explaining my fears, if you have the option and believe it might help then check yourself in first, at least then you have the option of self release rather than having a professional section you against your wishes and then having very little say in your treatment and release prospects.
    :hiding: :booboo:
  17. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    I have been threatened with it several times, most recently when I got caught after OD'ing.

    I'm just very careful now about what I say to people. My current therapist doesn't know I'm suicidal or even that I self harm.

    I'd never go voluntarily. That just wouldn't make sense to me. Why would I go to the hospital and commit myself if I was trying to end it? Seems counterproductive.
  18. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    If you OD'd, was in A+E/ITU with complications, and then they offered you an 'option', of going in voluntarily or being sectioned, or if they say 'we think hospital is a good place for you.....' then it's better to go in voluntarily because then you can get discharged sooner, and have a lot more freedom over your care and how they treat you. you wouldn't be committing yourself to a section.
  19. whitelighter491

    whitelighter491 New Member

    I had the same experience GGG4567. I was feeling really stressed and needed time off from work. I may have overdramatized to the doctor's assistant I saw, giving her the idea I was about to try something. She was young and probably hadn't been doing that for long. I got the feeling she wasn't real comfortable in her job and just didn't want to take any chances, but hospitalization should only be used as a last resort. Anyway, hospitals are supposed to be places where people go to get better, but some of the staff there didn't give a damn and treat patients disrespectfully, acting like drill sergents almost. Others talked down to the patients.
  20. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    it's the same thing here. it's fucking sad, when i think ' i need somewhere where i feel like i can get better' and think of my local psych ward i feel like death is the better option.
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