Wednesday, 22 January 2014

“We Were (Probably) Right, So There!”

Mr Dover, of Hampstead, was held after his wife became concerned for his well-being and called the NHS 111 out-of-hours number.
Authorities feared he might be suicidal and the Metropolitan Police launched a helicopter search. He was having a coffee nearby.
So, all’s well, false alarm, and…

Oh. Wait.
After being detained last September, the IT consultant was taken to Highgate Mental Health Centre, where doctors suspected he had a delusional disorder. He was later sectioned.
He got ‘better’ rather quickly:
On October 2, following a five-hour hearing, a tribunal found that it was “not satisfied that he was suffering from a mental disorder” .
Mr Dover was freed immediately with no further treatment required.
He’s now suing the mental health authorities for overreacting. They aren’t going to take that lying down:
A spokesman for Highgate Mental Health Centre, which is run by Camden and Islington Trust, said: “The tribunal makes a decision on whether further detention is warranted based on the assessment to date, and their own interviews.
“The decision that no further detention is needed does not make the original detention for assessment wrong or illegal.”
Or, “you were mad as a box of frogs on the day, but you’re all better now!”..?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hang on...detained for 10 days, released early October....

http://www.moonconnection.com/moon-september-2013.phtml

Bucko The Moose said...

A 24 hour mental illness? That would be an excellent way to remove peoples gun licenses.

The Blocked Dwarf said...

" the IT consultant was taken to Highgate Mental Health Centre, where doctors suspected he had a delusional disorder..."

No doubt he believed that the government/NSA were secretly reading all his emails and intercepting all his calls...what a nut job! Thankfully he didn't ask for a cigarette cos he'd still be in the rubber room.

Anonymous said...

He got the helicopter....what's the matter with him? Oh, yeah, right, HE's M-M-MAAAD !

Anonymouslemming said...

@Bucko

Yep - handy that, isn't it... and your chances of winning an appeal would be slim to none.

Anonymous said...

Bunny

The one good thing about the Human Rights Act was that it made the mental health boards respond quickly, someone sued them for locking them up for six weeks. The reason was that the boards only met every six weeks, the person won and was let out. There are neurological disorders that can have psychiatric symptoms like proper migraines. Get the wrong doctor and instead of having an MRI the poor sod is having a load of sedatives shoved down them. Luckily I had the MRI, the lumbar puncture wasn't fun though.

blueknight said...

In my experience getting anyone locked up on a Mental Health Section is a major result

JuliaM said...

"Hang on...detained for 10 days, released early October..."

Quite!

"That would be an excellent way to remove peoples gun licenses."

Oh, indeed! The US is already thinking along those lines.

"The one good thing about the Human Rights Act was that it made the mental health boards respond quickly..."

And yet they lock up this poor sod (only a danger to himself) and let out people who saw the heads off strangers...

"In my experience getting anyone locked up on a Mental Health Section is a major result"

Indeed. Why the overkill for this one?

Mr mayhem said...

This place is full of sexual predators who are the staff who work there.
If you are a woman,please avoid this place with all your life.
I have been sectioned in there and the things I've had to witness are unacceptable.
The female staff turn a blind eye to their male colleagues sexually abusing the female patients.
This place should be shut down and a thorough investigation should take place.

Mr mayhem said...

You should go and have a look inside this so called 'mental health centre ' for yourself and you may have a different view on things as it is not as nice as it sounds.
It's a safe haven for sex predators who just happen to be the staff who work there and believe me I know because I've been sectioned and placed on a ward in there.
Ask any female patients who were sectioned in that hospital about what happens during the night and then you may change your tune.
I personally will tell you that sexual abuse goes on in there nearly every day, but it is swept under the rug.
This place should have been closed down years ago and may appear on the news years from now like the jimmy saville stories with patients claiming they were abused.