"Being sectioned was traumatic for me, and made me worse"
About: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Inpatient mental health care DE22 3LZ
Posted by lady t (as ),
I found the experience of being in the Radbourne unit horrific and traumatic. I was in there for a month, sectioned for no reason in my opinion, took there by police.
Another thing there was nothing I could do about being sectioned apparently according to soliciters. Until I was in hospital I couldn't do anything to get out, my understanding is that that's the law. I think this is ridiculous.
I got put in seclusion for no reason as far as I could tell, I was forced to take meds or threatened with injection. It felt like nobody explained what was goin on, I was just left in a room for hours locked in without a drink. I got put in there a few times, I don't think know why and left.
I think the staff didn't like me havin a opinion and when I did I felt they put me through sheer hell for it.
I feel like I was talked to like rubbish by staff who in my opinion were as strange as some of the patients. The consultant stopped my antipsychotic suddenly without stopping slowly which I think you're meant to do and they are meant to be a professional - i think this is a joke. I had bad withdrawal symptoms.
I think these places are awful and didn't help me, just traumatized me and made me worse.