This is a submission from David, who blogs at 2012warriet.wordpress.com. David was sectioned under S2 of the Mental Health Act in 2002, and admitted to Wotten Lawn Psychiatric Hospital in Gloucester. In August 2004, David wrote a comprehensive article on his experiences of the ward, which he offered for publication here on TWOM. Please note that although David’s memoir was typed, it is presented both on his blog and here in images of that typing (please click the images below for a larger, more readable version). The original post can be found here, and the material is being re-posted here at both the request of and (obviously!) with the consent of the author.
I hope you find this as insightful as I did. David is writing TWIM this weekend, so do look out for that :)