Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: UK’s mental health services

What Is It Like to Be Sectioned?

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From ShortList: "'I asked to go out for a cigarette but was told that if I tried to leave I would be sectioned against...

Sami Timimi and John Read: Royal College of Psychiatrists, Latest Update

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An interview with Professor Sami Timimi and Professor John Read who provide an update on a complaint made to the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists by a group of thirty academics, psychiatrists and people with lived experience.

Figures Reveal ‘Alarming’ Rise in Injuries at Mental Health Units

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From The Guardian: Thousands of patients in NHS mental health units are injured every year when they are restrained by staff, according to new figures which...

Revealed: Britain’s Mental Health Crisis

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In this episode of BBC's Panorama, reporter Sophie Hutchison investigates the troubled state of mental health services in Britain. (Available for UK residents only)

Unhelpful Utterances: 6 Comments We Should No Longer Hear From Mental...

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Professionals are paid to share their wisdom with those who are, typically, less informed. But, when dealing with mental health professionals in the psychiatric arena, it is wise to retain a degree of skepticism about the words spoken by the doctors and nurses commissioned to help reduce human misery and suffering.