The sad fact is that the current mental health system fails and re-traumtises many victims of severe childhood trauma and abuse. Rather than being helped many are ignored and thier lives are blighted by contact with mental health services.
Problems exist such as
- Putting male convicted sex offenders in the same ward and sometimes the next bed as female victims of sexual violence.
- Wards being smeared with excrement (hardly a place for battered wives etc to regain a sense of self worth or human decency)
- Frequent misdiagnosis due to very poor training on abuse issues
- Because of such poor training “professionals” assume some survivors are beyond help and are incurable. The system then witholds any appropriate pyschotherapy and effectively gives up on such patients.
….the list goes on! This site will look at some of the issues survivors face!