It was 2012; a lot happened this year. My depression and stress were at its greatest, and I had come out as gay months prior I was close to giving in. The anxiety and depression got so bad I had to find a new coping strategy. My psychiatrist called a patient meeting with me and my careers. I was told my behaviour was becoming even more of a risk to myself; and others and that I had 5 minutes to decide if I was going to be a formal or non-formal patient. I Chose non-formal at first but admission up getting put on section two and three before being released three months later.

So I’ve announced this story many times before but as it’s the 5-year mark from August. I just wanted to reflect and thank anyone once again who helped and continued to help me get through my issues. Thanks to you lot on the 31st August 2017 my discharge date it will mark the 5th year that without having mental health teams involved with my life also I have been entirely unmedicated. I continue to struggle but always work on improving my moods.

Anyone Suffering from mental health, Don’t Struggle Alone. There are so many services out there that can help support getting your life back on track and either with or received medications. Without the help, sceptical I’m that I would still sit here writing another post about the story.


But Most of all, I’m proud that I got through this even though the struggles I had as a 15-year-old teenager


Check out some of my other blog posts about my mental health stay

  1. 7 Years ago today, i was sectioned under the mental health act. aged 15. My Life Stories.
  2. sectioned Under the mental health act Aged 15 a brief before and the process of being admitted