‘It’s as though you’re some kind of rabid animal’: Seclusion in mental health units on the rise

Jess Cochran has been physically restrained, chemically sedated and held in seclusion at Victorian public hospitals more times than she’d care to remember. The first episode occurred at the age of 15, when she was locked up for weeks in the mental health unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital, with severe anorexia, depression and anxiety.

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Topics:
Medical, Health General, Mental Health

Author:
Farrah Tomazin

Source:
The Age

Date published:
Thu 4th Apr, 2019