“More women than men are dying by suicide in psychiatric hospital, and after I was sectioned I know some of the reasons why”

This article written by our CEO in The Independent continues to be shared. She explains, from her own experience of having been sectioned, why women are at particular risk of suicide while detained in psychiatric hospital.

“A high proportion of these women may have experienced traumatic events involving physical assault or some other loss of power or control. That hospital staff understand this is a matter of life and death.”