Trigger warning: discussion of suicide, psychiatric abuse
It’s been five weeks now, and beloved daughter is still locked in a nightmarish “mental health” ward, with a sadistic psychiatrist who refuses to believe that she’s autistic (she was first diagnosed at age 3 and multiple times thereafter) and who punishes her for acting autistic (“you’re just looking for attention”).
Seven months ago she was raped while asleep in her own bed in her own apartment. So the asshole psychiatrist, who knows about this, assigns male techs to watch her shower and use the toilet, and sometimes to “observe” her overnight. On those occasions she forces herself to stay awake all night because she’s afraid of what will happen if she sleeps.
Her only comfort in the ward is a little stuffed dog toy—so they punish her by taking it away from her if she’s not “compliant” enough.
The idiot psychiatrist seems unable to grasp the fact that she is suffering the aftereffects of multiple traumas, and has decided that she must have borderline personality disorder—despite the fact that she doesn’t come close to meeting the DSM-V diagnostic criteria. So they have started hounding her to admit that she’s “manipulative.”
She wasn’t in very bad shape when she went into this place—she had made a kind of half-hearted suicide attempt. But now she is in a really terrible state of mind, and I’m afraid she really will kill herself from the trauma of this hospitalization.
We WILL sue the hospital. Any suggestions about individuals or organizations that would like to join in?
1 thought on “The Unending Nightmare”
I can’t give any advice aside from the autistic self advocating network. (ASAN)This exact same situation has happened to me. They won’t believe, so they gaslight. Sue away! Money talks. Don’t pay them a dime.