24 year old dies in Cygnet after 11 forced Olanzapine injections in 10 days

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Jonathan Malia a father, keen rugby player, and fitness fanatic studying to be a sports therapist.

Was described as “a fun-loving, manageable, intelligent young man,”

He had been diagnosed with bipolar but had been fine for years.

But when he started to feel depressed and couldn’t cope, he sought help, assuming he would be a voluntary patient, instead he was sectioned .

Two weeks, and 3 hospitals later, he died from a “massive pulmonary embolism”.

His girlfriend had rang the hospital on his second day of detention-, he was not allowed to make phone calls or see anyone- and staff told her he was “being aggressive”.

Wouldn’t you be, if you’d asked for help, but found yourself drugged and locked up, incognito, in your second hospital .

Jonathan was then transited 97 miles, to the Chamberlain Ward in Cygnet Hospital, a unit that specialised in ‘treating’ patients with…

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