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The reality of section 3 of the mental health act

Today I felt low, weary and blue. Being escorted to an appointment reminded me of the weight of the section on me, I wasn’t allowed out of the healthcare assistant’s (HCA’s) sight. “She’s under section 3 of the mental health act”, the HCA said out loud to the person I met for my appointment. I felt my body shudder. This is real! I have been detained, I am still detained. All for my safety, I rationalise. But, the weight of the suppression I can’t compromise. I feel like I am “under” something heavy that restricts my freedom and rights.

A session in the gym this afternoon helped to lift my mood and a call with family too. A friend sent a text, she is visiting tonight; simple gestures of love and thoughtfulness from beyond these walls means so much at this time.

I don’t know how much longer I’ll be detained, but what I know is that one day my section will be lifted, and I will stand with my head held high, knowing I had the courage to choose to get well, to choose life.

3 Replies to “The reality of section 3 of the mental health act”

  1. Bless you love you and so proud of you darling hold your head up every single day never never let anyone or even yourself feel that you should not be proud …you are so amazing !! beautiful !! unique !! 💖💖💖🥰🥰🥰

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. You are fearfully & wonderfully made Psalm 139. This is temporary but necessary to get you well and you will fly with Eagles wings again. Love you dearly xxx

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