I am so glad psmama to hear that as validation is what we really need after enduring lies, abuse and gaslighting. I hear you as I too was frozen in shock for sometime after, not even able to begin to process what had all happened. (there is unfortunately much more to story) Yes it is very scary to realize how much vileness and corruption there is in the medical field in general and in addition to realize the ‘field’ of psychiatry that claims to “help” those who are suffering is a total scam and all about power, ego, control and coercion. This is why I am so grateful to MIA as the personal stories and very informative blogs by many professionals provide great validation to rebuke the gaslighting. MIA gives voice to the voiceless who were harmed and helps people realize they are not alone in enduring the nightmare of psychiatry. (kind of like someone blowing on your dying embers and bringing the fire back to life) Stay strong and thank you so much for your validation too!