Is being sectioned a blessing or a curse?
Nearly 49,000 people were sectioned and detained in hospital under the mental health act during 2011/12.
This figure has been slowly rising over the last five years.
Today we look at what it means to be sectioned, who gets sectioned and why and we'll be hearing from local people who have been through it.
As usual we want to hear from you. Is being sectioned a blessing or a curse? Please give us a call on 08459 455 555 text 81333 starting your message with 3CR or get in touch on facebook.