According to Angela Power-Disney’s Facebook page, Hoaxtead promoter Jake Clarke has been “kidnapped” by Mental Health Services. Late last night this message appeared on Facebook:In fact, it sounds very much as though Jake has been ‘sectioned’, or detained under the Mental Health Act:
The Mental Health Act 1983 (which was substantially amended in 2007) is the law in England and Wales that allows people with a ‘mental disorder’ to be admitted to hospital, detained and treated without their consent – either for their own health and safety, or for the protection of other people. (Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own laws about compulsory treatment for mental ill health.)
People can be admitted, detained and treated under different sections of the Mental Health Act, depending on the circumstances, which is why the term ‘sectioned’ is used to describe a compulsory admission to hospital. Section 2 is used to admit someone for assessment, Section 3 for treatment and Section 4 in an emergency. People who are compulsorily admitted to hospital are called ‘formal’ or ‘involuntary’ patients.
We strongly suspect that neither prayer nor making “action plans” will have any perceptible effect on the situation.
And frankly, we don’t see this as a “way to silence whistle blowers”, but rather as a way to stop a mentally ill young man from digging himself into a deeper and deeper pit under the malevolent influence of a very nasty old woman who cares nothing for his well-being.
We hope Jake’s mental health can be helped by this intervention, and we send our best wishes to his family and friends who do care for him.