What is your experience of mental health tribunals

what was your experience

You mean for crimes? I hope to not have to deal with that.

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no these tribunals occur about 3 weeks after youve been involuntarily committed to a psychiatirc hospital…it is a review to determine whether you should be released or not…the tribunal has an independent psychiatrist and another professional and a layperson present to determine whether you should be released or not

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I had to go in front of a judge and was assigned a lawyer in the hospital because I was involuntarily committed and remained there for weeks.

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Oh never had those here in Canada.

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Erm not good. I tried to appeal a hospilitisation but I had no capacity at the time… it was such a serious meeting and I burst out laughing… which was so inappropriate and I didn’t mean too :confused:

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i didn’t like the tribunals… they made me very nervous and i felt weird sitting there with all the pdocs and nurses and such around me, and talking about me…

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I only had a tribunal when I was 16. I’ve been to hospital so many times since then I don’t even know how many and I never had another tribunal. I’m so glad because it’s an awful experience. I’m sorry yours was terrible too @lekkerhondje

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They’re reasonable.

I had to overstep them to get my way though.

If I didn’t do that I’d still be on injections.

What I did wasn’t entirely ethical, but I absolutely hated the injections.

I hope to be able to fix people quickly enough that they can demonstrate enough stability that a tribunal isn’t necessary to switch to oral.

I scribbled on a bit of paper
I thought the doctor next to me was communicating with telepathy
Mostly laughing my head off throughout the meeting
Didn’t hear a word of it
About 5 months into a 9 month stay

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thanks @ZmaGal

i hope i will never have to go in front of tribunal again… i hope i stay ok and can stay here at my home with mum and dad

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Thats funny. 15 characters

They literally thought I was insane and it’s safe to say I lost my appeal :joy:

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Yeah, I can understand that. That insane laughter is the best. It pisses them off though

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