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UK National health Service / St Charles Hospital London UK

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I am now in StCharles Hospital Kensington, being forcibly injected with anti-psychotics every night.

During my time inside, I have had the opportunity to "inspect" no less than four mental institutions, both NHS and private and the strongest impression I gained was of collossal waste of fuel and energy. These places are kept at almost searingly hot temperatures, and the climate is like that of a hot, dry arid landscape. They could cause a global warming all by themselves, and I get the impression, that while the patients might well benefit from cooler temperatures, the equatorial climate conditions are maintained for the benefit of the staff, who mainly hail from the warmer regions of the world...and, of course, the bill goes to the taxpayer...

As you would expect, these places are entirely organised for the convenience of the nurses, who arrogate to themseves the patients’ quiet rooms and computers, even locking them out of chapels and sanctuaries designated for their use. At South Kensington the daily papers always arrived in the middle of the night, presumably after the staff had finished with them. I, myself am forcibly and probably illegally sedated, not for my own good but to knock me out so that the nurses do not have to check on me.

The staff put the patients off speaking to me by telling them I have filthy habits, but the ones I have spoken to tell me they are being robbed blind by the support staff that are supposed to be there to help them with shopping etc. Apparently the way to ensure a patient’s complaints will be disbeleived is to diagnose him or her as a paranoid schizophrenic .

And here’s a name for you, people: Dr Annie Hall, psychiatric consultant. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Is a real CATCH 22. It seems that the very fact that you have been committed to a mental institution is regarded as good reason for keeping you there, since you are an obviously vulnerable person. Vulnerable, that is, to people who want to commit you to a mental institution.

I understand, from reading the hospital Daily Mail, that certain members of the House of Lords get paid vast sums of money for making sure acts like this one are passed without difficulty.
PS: The scandal of male patients on female wards is as nothing to the scandal of male nurses on female wards.

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  • So
      6th of Feb, 2009
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    To update you: they have stopped stabbing me, for now at least, but they plan to keep me incarcerated in hospital indefinitely (they can), even though I am not mentally ill and have done nothing wrong.

  • So
      10th of Feb, 2009
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    It is very like the prison system, (of which it is a part). In the prison system, if you refuse to admit your guilt, you are kept in longer, and in the mental health branch of the prison system, if you do not accept that you are mentally ill you will also serve extra time

  • So
      12th of Feb, 2009
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    To tell the truth, I was just as much in prison when I was theoretically on the outside, owing to the unceasing efforts of Community NHS, but I was a lot safer outside.

  • So
      13th of Feb, 2009
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    St Charles Hospital has told me it intends to experiment on me with some different drugs from Monday.

  • So
      15th of Feb, 2009
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    The idea that medication is always given for the benefit of the patient is a total myth. sometimes it is given for the benefit of the nurses. At St Charles Hospital, Kensington, the nurses switch on the light in the patients’ rooms every hour, once an hour, throughout the night. The only way this is not going to wake the patient is if the patient is drugged, and so the patient is drugged.

  • So
      25th of Feb, 2009
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    Since the latest forcible medication, I am feeling terrible, all the time as if I can't breathe. Catch you later

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