Posted: Feb 10, 2018 6:15 pm
by Fallible
Keep It Real wrote:
Fallible wrote:Incidentally, I've spent some time in a few custody suites and my understanding is that DPs are assessed for mental health issues upon detention. Weren't you?

First arrest (September 2017?) I said I was schizophrenic and was interviewed but judged to be sane (not upon first arriving - oh no - once I'd sobered up). Subsequent arrests - I was asked when arriving "do you suffer from any mental illness?" and I said "no", as that's what I'd been told by the mental health pros once discharged after the first arrest when they were swarming all over me and that was that - they just thought I was drunk :dunno:

I think we're back at the same issue here with the cured/sane thing. I know your thoughts, but I think it would have been better to answer 'yes'. You have suffered from schizophrenia, and what you are saying is that you were in psychosis when they picked you up. It's hard though. Those places are the most soul destroying places I've ever been, and one of the hardest parts to come to terms with I found about being there was that the busies are not there to look after you. I've witnessed them taking the piss out of mentally ill people in the cells. The best thing all round is for you to avoid contact with them, which means not getting yourself into these predicaments in the first place.