Only if you are a danger to yourself or others. I once tried to get someone who was schizophrenic, sectioned. He was being very strange, harassing me with strange messages, he would drop through my letterbox. He would not accept that he was schizophrenic. He thought others strange for not believing what he was telling them that, to him, was all to real.thedoc wrote:Thankyou, I have often said that those who want political office, shouldn't have it, and those who should be in office, don't want it. That seems to be the biggest problem with politics.ForCruxSake wrote: Often the best person for a management job is not the power hungry, money grubbing alpha male/female but the person who can relate to the others in his team and pull them together, to maximum efficacy. Don't know you well enough to suggest you might have been good enough, but you seem alright to me. Respectful of others. Not hitting others over the head with your take on life. You're OK.
You should have told him you wanted to be a 'Power Ranger' and got full paid leave for being mentally ill!
The only problem with being labeled "mentally ill" is that they might want to put you in a hospital for safety, your's and everyone else's.
I went to see his GP, who told me nothing could be done unless there were indications that he might turn violent towards himself or others. None of the many, absolutely crazy letters I presented him, suggested violence, just crazy talk about what he believed myself and others had done based on what 'the voices' were telling him. He could only be sectioned if he undertook a voluntary section, that he would have to request himself, because he felt he had a problem, which he didn't.
This was years ago, and in the U.K., and maybe things have changed since then, but I can see how wanting to be a Power Ranger might lend itself to violence. Maybe you could have pretended you want to be... I don't know... a wash cloth?!!