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Unhappy What might my welfare officer do? (UK) - December 30th 2012, 11:21 PM

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Hi. I'm currently at Uni and I had a BAD week a little while ago, this is when I started having weekly appts with a welfare person and they got the crisis team round. But now I'm going through an even worse time and think I'm gonna be 'finalising' things very soon. I just wondered two things: what would the welfare officer have the power to do if she suspected it? And. Would she be allowed to suggest to Docs and family that it may be suicide if I make it look accidental?
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Re: What might my welfare officer do? (UK) - December 30th 2012, 11:28 PM

If they know/figure it out, people with a certain amount of power can apply to have you sectioned, whereby you would be involuntarily treated and/or hospitalised.

Furthermore, with suspected suicides there is often a coroner's inquest, so they can confirm it, and they will check your internet history/mental health history . . . point here is, people will know it was suicide.

I honestly think you should contact the crisis team yourself and get some help - things don't stay bad forever, and if you voluntarily get help it's a lot easier than when you're forced into it.
   
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