Posted by Anonymous
I will never want the help of mental health professionals again since my stay. It was incredibly emotionally traumatic. I was restrained and one of the staff was even sarcastic to me whilst I was being restrained. No one was empathetic about what I was going through. And it was very rushed, I requested more time to prepare to go onto hospital, which according to the Mental Health First Aid course, mental health professionals should help with simple requests. I don't think I will ever trust a care worker again or anyone. I feel sick every time someone mentions hospital and very scared. I was so shook up emotionally that I thought I would die from the amount of stress and distress I endured I was thoroughly shaking and like I said there was no empathy and no follow up about the emotional trauma. Mental health places operate on a system of fear I realise now and control. I have wasted years of my life under the "care" of mental health teams and generally find them unhelpful. Also when I went onto the hospital both times all the staff were very petty and would argue constantly with me when I was severely ill.