Sectioning

The news today is saying that the number of times that individuals have been sectioned by the police in the UK under the Mental Health Act has increased by 20% this year.

I have been sectioned by the police as I was considered a danger to myself. The police I have to say were fantastic but I was confused and I didn’t understand what was going on as I was locked in the back of a police car. I remember phoning relatives saying I had been arrested and I didn’t know where I was being taken.

I was fortunate to be taken to a psychiatric hospital near my home.

As mentioned the police were fantastic in my case but they are being asked to do a job that they aren’t really trained for or resourced to do.

The UK is in the midst of a mental health crisis as adequate resources do not exist to help people.

It really is time for the words from politicians and employers to put into action.

Blessed Be.

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