Thank you for sharing your story – I wish you all the best for the future, and so pleased that you survived. I lost six months of my life to psychiatry when I became caught up in psychiatry in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in 2012, which was a result of being sent down the path of taking antidepressants 14 years earlier by an incompetent general practitioner in 1998, which I usually refused – I was simply exhausted and had physical medical conditions, and many responsibilities. As soon as you take any sort of psychotropic medications it gives you a history of mental illness in the eyes of the legal and medical professions – and these medications are given out like sweets here in Australia – when they are very powerful and dangerous medications. Then I was referred to a psychiatrist at Coronation Place Specialist Centre, as the general practitioner would not believe that the diagnosis of fibromyalgia I had been given by another general practitioners even existed as a condition. In all of this time I was studying, working, raising a child, and everything else. I had an adverse reaction to major psychotropic medications given to me by an incompetent psychiatrist, Dr Alana Sheahan, and was taken to hospital where my obvious symptoms of withdrawal and an allergic reaction were misinterpreted and I spent 6 weeks being annihilated at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital – they simply made up my medical and social history, and unlawfully detained me and gave me ECT three times in error. It has been established to have been a medical error – and still after a four year complaints process with a most dishonest Health Ombudsman – who has battled me personally to disprove me, even when Queensland Health has admitted to the medical error – no one has been held accountable. The lies that have been told by the psychiatrists involved to cover up this medical error are truly despicable. Queensland has a very corrupt Mental Health System, and successive governments do nothing to sort it out – thankfully more people are speaking out. The President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal was recently removed from his positon, and the media is now taking an interest. I look back and cannot believe how I got caught up in all of this – I am a highly educated person, a mother and I had friends who were in positions to assist – it can happen to anyone. The Queensland Palaszczuk government is looking on and doing nothing about my matter which is now a well-known case. The violence, abuse and neglect of patients in these facilities is unspeakable. The Chief Psychiatrist knows all of this goes on, and so do many others. Psychiatry is slowly but surely losing its power.