"I know where to go if the feelings become overwhelming again"

About: Talygarn Unit

(as the patient),

I was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in October 2014 having made a number of threats to medical staff and police officers. I still don't understand what caused me to act so unacceptably, but time in the unit really helped me. At first I refused any medication but, after patient understanding shown by the night staff particularly, I started taking the tablets and injection and noticed a positive difference within weeks. I still get feelings of violence against others and myself but they hit me less powerfully than previously, and I know where to go if the feelings become overwhelming again. Despite what I have said in months past, I want everyone to like me and I DON'T want to cause them mental or physical harm.

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Response from Julian Hayman, Internal Communications Manager, Communications, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Thank you for posting these kind words and we are really pleased that staff at our Talygarn Unit were able to help you, we will pass this link onto them. We hope your recovery continues well. Thanks again

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