Personally, it sounds like the parents were abusing their parental power. This could cause untold emotional damage to a person. When a child sees the parent as an authority figure and that authority figure breaks their trust, this can cause a person to have a reaction up to and including an emotional breakdown as this girl had. Had she received some sort of counseling, before, during or after this event, it may have helped. As parents, we don’t always make the best decisions concerning our children but we should not be afraid to ask for outside opinions or help from counselors, other parents or pastors, whatever the case may be. She may have needed some psychiatric intervention, but having a support group, a counselor and a group of peers to help her through would have been a big help as well.