Nicole M’s wrenching account above, sounds like classic textbook ‘narcissistic abuse’. If so, an interesting book readers might consider, is ‘You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse’ by Melanie Tonia Evans in Australia. Otherwise, tend to agree with IE Cox’ comments above. Rather than reforming the ‘mental health system’ it might be better to jettison it entirely, and replace it with something new. Almost all ‘mental health systems’ are linked inherently with DSM-V psychiatric mental disorder medical diagnoses of normal sane trauma responses, which means that anyone experiencing the trauma of abuse, might be more likely than not, to be told they are crazy, ‘sick’ and ‘ill’ by ‘mental health systems,’ as occurred for Nicole M above. Instead of being treated as ‘injured’, victims of abuse are arguably maltreated, as if they are ‘sick’ and ‘ill’ when they are not. As IE Cox above also rightly observes above, this seems to be the very agenda of perpetrators – to have their disobedient victims diagnosed as ‘mentally ill’ in ‘mental health systems’.