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Sectioned: My experiences while detained under the mental health act Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Hilary Coveney has been writing and telling stories since she was a small child. She has worked in many fields including as a care assistant, a play worker, a life model and a curriculum support worker producing Braille and large print resources. Hilary has a Biology honours degree and a post graduate diploma in psychology. She has had mental health problems including anorexia nervosa since childhood and was diagnosed with emotionally unstable personality disorder (or BPD) in her early 20's. Shortly afterwards she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The two conditions together proved very difficult to manage and lead to a 3 and a half year admission in 2010 which included time spent in low secure services. This experience is the subject of her first book 'Sectioned' and her first poetry collection 'Behind Hospital Doors'. Hilary continues to write as she attempts to thrive in spite of her health problems.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1075 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Hilary Coveney (5 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IU0DCH0
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Esther C on 16 April 2014
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interesting. challenging. definitely not a very comfortable story but it does challenge anyone to find empathy and understanding. i especially enjoyed the use of the poetry as a reflection throughout..that was nice and often brought hope and humour into the story. keeps you reading and hoping for good outcome through all the ups and downs of life in a difficult place.
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A candid description of life in psychiatric institutions . Sometimes quite harrowing but honest , this leaves one feeling for the ' victim', and wondering how the system could be improved.
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A good read and very we'll portrayed insight to mental health .
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As someone who has experienced the drama of low secure and picu and 'all the rest', this was such a brilliant read. I laughed, I cried, I held my head in my head in my hands. So much that I recognised and told so well. A great voice for all of us who have had the experience of being sectioned in today's 'system'. I read the whole book in one sitting. Couldn't put it down. Absolutely excellent.
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Very close to the bone in places but an uplifting story of how someone can get better with the correct treatment. The typos were annoying though!
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So I just finished reading this book yesterday and it was absolutely brilliant! Loved every bit of it! Ironically a few days after ordering this book I was Acrually admitted to hospital but only for a month unlike her. This book really did touch me and was able to connect with her although not on a section it am also suffering with BPD. very informative book, a great read for another person suffering with mental health problems or even not! Provides a great insight.
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A very interesting, very personal account of the author's time spent in secure mental health facilities. It's difficult to follow sometimes, but the lack of structure is evocative of mental ill health. I enjoyed reading it. It could have done with proof-reading and editing, as there are too many chapters and some bits don't make sense - but overall it is a good read.
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I am a trained mental health nurse with years of experience treating people with diagnosis of bpd. This book has given me insight into why behaviours can escalate (which I might add can be as frustrating for the nurse as it is the patient). A must read for any professional working within mental health!
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