Sasha Forster: a ‘lovely, clever’ woman let down by a litany of failures

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Beloved daughter with severe OCD was turned away from hospital and allowed to obtain lethal drugs

Sasha Forster was one of the most complex patients many of the mental health professionals who treated her had encountered. Her most obvious condition was an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) that compelled her to undertake complicated and time-consuming rituals that she believed kept her and her loved ones safe.

But in addition, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and her family believed she had autism. The 20-year-old managed her anxiety by repeatedly self-harming and running away from those charged with caring for her.

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