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What being 'sectioned' to a mental health facility actually means

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Newstalk ZB,
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Publish Date
Monday, 22 October 2018, 10:42AM
Jami-Lee Ross was taken to an Auckland mental health facility yesterday,

Jami-Lee Ross has been sectioned to an Auckland mental health facility, following a tumultuous week in which he traded insults and allegations with the National Party and came clean to his wife about extra-marital affairs.

Ross was picked up by police on Sunday, and a source close to the former National MP told the Herald he was "not in good shape" and "had been sectioned ... people who go willingly aren't sectioned".

Under the Mental Health Act, a person can be sectioned to a safe place against their will and given treatment if their safety is considered at risk.

Kyle MacDonald from The Nutters Club explained to Tim Dower what being 'sectioned' to a mental health facility actually means.

LISTEN ABOVE AS KYLE MACDONALD SPEAKS WITH TIM DOWER

 

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