I have been sectioned loads of times under section 2 which is for a month at a time. My first ever admission was under a section 2 and i was in hospital just over a month this was very close after my 18th birthday. It was very scary you werent allowed phones and i was missing out on loads of school. When i did eventually go back to school i couldnt catch up with all the work i had missed so i left and re did my ALevel in college a few years later. At this time i was still living with my parents and sisters but soon after i moved out in to my own bedsit. It was a very bad place but at least i had my own space. This left more time to stop eating and start harming more as there was no one to stop me. I did have some very good care workers and they tried there best to help me but how can you help some one who doesnt want the help. I realise now nearly ages 23 that i do want the help and i do want to get better and stop having these unplanned hospital admissions but i know it is going to be a long road. I dont really remember much about being sectioned other than yu had no rights to leave the hospital unless the psychiatrist and the doctors agreed you could have escorted leave which was either with a family member or staff.
I have been sectioned under section 136 by the police numerous amounts of time as well which is really humiliating although i didnt need to be handcuffed which is a bonus, i suppose. The police can section you under 136 which is where they can take you to a place of safety against your will. I did try running on many occasions but they were a lot faster than me. The last time i was sectioned under a 136 was when i had just been assaulted in my own flat and i took a blade to my neck, luckily i wasnt alone and had a family member with me who stopped me a called my care worker who then called the police. But we didnt know she had called the police and had just left to go for a drive so they ended up smashing my door down. Which i was so angry about. and then i was taken to local hospital once again and then i stayed in involuntarily until i felt better and had got over the shock of what had happened.
I have also been in hospital many times under my own judgement. Which is involuntarily. This is a lot better as you can leave for walks and home visits if the nurses see your not a danger to your self. I have learnt over the years this is the best way to be put in hospital as you get more privileges they cant force you to have medication or eat. also it seems that you get out of hospital a lot quicker if you have chosen to go in to hospital. sometimes i have only been there a day or two. although them admissions of days dont help in any way i get what i want by being at home.