From Mad in Sweden, written by Bianca Andersson. I was in psychiatric treatment for eighteen years. For eighteen years I didn’t get the help I needed. Why didn’t I leave psychiatry long before? What made me stay in something that couldn’t help me and on the contrary worsened my mental health? Why did it take so many years before I turned my back on psychiatry and looked after alternatives? These are questions I’ve asked myself, and there are several factors playing a role in understanding the answers.