I Am a Psychiatric Abuse Survivor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    I Sought Help, Was Involuntarily Committed, And Charged $20,000 For It

    I was being treated for depression by my own doctor and psychiatrist, and went to a local mental health clinic in Essex county, NJ for a support group meeting. Afterward, one of the directors of the clinic-- a social worker-- spoke to me and advised me to go to a clinic at a...
    RG1945 RG1945
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jul 30, 2010

    South Africa

    Hi i spent time in an institution here - it was traumatic and I became witness to unacceptable human rights violations - and myself experienced physical assault, seclusion as punishment, being forced to stand naked in lines while staff taunted our bodies etc..........
    psychorobb psychorobb
    41-45
    1 Response Jul 12, 2010

    We Live In A Sick Society

    I have been through all the psychiatric stuff with involuntary hospitalizations and experiencing trauma and abuse from being there. Don't know what else to do but get better. I feel too weak and scared to talk much about it and would like to forget it or pretend that it didn't...
    vegangal vegangal
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    San Francisco VA

    I was a non-combat veteran who went to the VA to get help to stop drinking. I had no idea at the time that I would be considered a psychiatric patient or I would never had gone. I found out weeks later and was pissed. I definitely would have gone elsewhere but they happened to...
    jimmieddx jimmieddx
    51-55
    Sep 18, 2013

    Put In The Looney Bin For No Reason, Violated My Privacy

    The therapist that day (it was my reg scheduled therapy appt that day" I told her I wasn't feeling well due to low blood sugar, she took me to the nurses office they took my blood pressure, next thing I know here comes a doctor and told me she wanted to talk to me and that her...
    survivor11 survivor11
    41-45
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2011

    Death Begets Social Service Abuse

    I was 13 enjoying life when my guardian mother died. It was like a ton of bricks was dropped on my life. I went thru the grieving prossess and thught I came out none the worst for wear. But that would be farthest from the truth. During a conversation some friends and I were...
    Laura71771 Laura71771
    36-40, T
    1 Response Aug 2, 2009

    I was physically, sexually,

    emotionally, and verbally abused at the psychiatric institution: Sempervirens Psychiatric Crisis Center, Humboldt County Mental Health in California. If you know about this institution, please contact me.
    AlexWasp AlexWasp
    26-30, F
    Aug 20, 2015

    Helen

    I am a survivor of psychiatric abuse.  I believe it was damaging to me in recovery, possibly because I was exploited and manipulated by an unscrupulous malignant consultant who recognised a depressed young wman with underlying anxiety, and had found an escape in excessive alchol...
    Helgor Helgor
    61-65
    Apr 11, 2012

    I have been in therapy

    since the age of nine when I started throwing tantrums and kicking our apartment wall in. I have also been hospitalized a dozen times, misdiagnosed and overmedicated. During sessions with the MSW who helped me get my MA, he called me a "patsy", promised me that I would have...
    Mamalaicious333 Mamalaicious333
    66-70, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    Years Of Abuse..., Torture

    I am a 6 year survivor of foster care in Franklin County Ohio (FCCS). Although I am a survivor of the Big Pharmaceutical initiative to drug children of 19 years. I was an exceptionally bright child, genius in fact, and I'm not boasting. At the age of 32 months I had mastered...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jul 2, 2013

    Social Services Had Me Put In Hospital For 4 Years From Age 16 In A Corrupt Way.

    Just found this group and after reading few peoples stories thought id add my own.Basically got admitted to a psychiatric ward via a temporary foster placement aged 16 in 1994 in England. I was at foster placement due to family breakdown at home..mother not well and stepfather...
    andrewEngland andrewEngland
    31-35
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2011

    so i was forced to take one mg of haldol

    when i was misdiagnosed for one month i am an aspie meaning i have aspergers syndrome i am no longer taking it i have been off for two years but i still experience problems like loss of what seems oxytocin loss of creativity clamy feelings chronic migraines and i just cant feel...
    jone900 jone900
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 30, 2015
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