A man has been sectioned after lying down in the middle of a busy road

A man has been sectioned after lying down in the middle of a busy road

A man has been sectioned after lying down in the middle of a busy road

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A MAN has been sectioned after lying down in the middle of a busy road.

Police were called to Avon Way, Greenstead, Colchester shortly after 11.30am yesterday.

A man in his 50s, who was trying to get himself run over, was removed by police and sectioned under the Mental Health act.

Eye witnesses praised those drivers who stopped, swerved and helped him.

 

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6:40am Thu 14 Aug 14

AVeryPrivateGentleman says...

Lying down in a room at The Lakes is no safer, in fact his chances of survival may have been better dodging the trucks ? This is one of the worst trusts we have been shovelled with in the country, currently under investigation by the CQC and I hope at the end of the day they throw the book at them. They have no retrograded themselves back to the heady days of Severalls Hospital practises, whereby patients are stuffed with drugs against their wills, the section 136 act being used completely out of control. The vetting of the work force into their private lives and actions is not transparent or clear and has not been thoroughly checked either. This is not a safe place to be, or be in a condition like this, in this borough and NHS trust. BTW. we are not talking C.H.U.F.T. here this trust is located in Chelmsford ! God help us !
Lying down in a room at The Lakes is no safer, in fact his chances of survival may have been better dodging the trucks ? This is one of the worst trusts we have been shovelled with in the country, currently under investigation by the CQC and I hope at the end of the day they throw the book at them. They have no retrograded themselves back to the heady days of Severalls Hospital practises, whereby patients are stuffed with drugs against their wills, the section 136 act being used completely out of control. The vetting of the work force into their private lives and actions is not transparent or clear and has not been thoroughly checked either. This is not a safe place to be, or be in a condition like this, in this borough and NHS trust. BTW. we are not talking C.H.U.F.T. here this trust is located in Chelmsford ! God help us ! AVeryPrivateGentleman
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8:54pm Fri 15 Aug 14

colchlad says...

Having been a patient at The Lakes several times and suffered the consequences (my health being significantly worse as a result of the experiences) I wholly conquer with the Gentlemans comments. It's a hidden nightmare to be 'treated' for mental health issues in this area. If the wider public actually knew what it was like they'd have a fit. Its punitive, negligent and does more harm than good, these drugs by the way, are no more effective than placebo in real terms and they come with a whole host of lovely side effects. Its pseudo science at best. The people who work their are either in denial or they genuinely couldn't care less. I know several people who could've been helped, were not helped who went on to take their lives. Nobody gets any real therapies. It's awful, just awful.
Having been a patient at The Lakes several times and suffered the consequences (my health being significantly worse as a result of the experiences) I wholly conquer with the Gentlemans comments. It's a hidden nightmare to be 'treated' for mental health issues in this area. If the wider public actually knew what it was like they'd have a fit. Its punitive, negligent and does more harm than good, these drugs by the way, are no more effective than placebo in real terms and they come with a whole host of lovely side effects. Its pseudo science at best. The people who work their are either in denial or they genuinely couldn't care less. I know several people who could've been helped, were not helped who went on to take their lives. Nobody gets any real therapies. It's awful, just awful. colchlad
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