Rachel777 – thank goodness your Father came around. I have never had any of my family actually turn on me. They just have always called me “depressed” and rarely happy. This is relatively true. I pulled an older brother of mine to the side and started to explain some things I know that the general public did not. He always assumed there was a darker than dark side to government and politics, but I confirmed it for him. I gave him eight specific points which I witnessed and was told never to tell anyone . . . of course, I posed the “hypothetical” to him. His answer was the same as mine. BOOM. . . “now imagine if what I told you (my brother) was completely true?” I never went through the trauma of hospitalizations and torture way so many have and currently do . . . being dismissed by 7 of your 8 siblings makes one feel disconnected. If I had no healthy outlets for my coping mechanisms, I could really have seen me going off the deep end. It took years, but they started to realize how right I was about a great many things. . . just years before the events actually occurred.