You might have been told you are suffering from “delusions” or that you are “mentally ill”. You might have been told that you have a “psychiatric disorder”. You may have attempted to communicate the details of appalling crimes to coercive psychiatric staff who were only too willing to indoctrinate you into the coercive psychiatric cult and make you imagine that “those things never happened” … until now. Let me reveal this book to you. You will know if it applies to your history. It is very well written but can be disturbing so I recommend that former victims only read it if you are already working with a good therapist and/or know that you have the correct support. So here it is …
Dark Dreams: A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind, by Roy Hazelwood and Stephen G. Michaud, 2010.
You might have been told that the things you suspect or know you were subjected to can’t happen. You might have simply been exhibiting symptoms of severe trauma that were so intense that it was difficult to describe accurately exactly what has caused the trauma. But as in most cases you were aware you needed help with finding out the details of some despicable crime that you are not yet fully aware of. This book blows the lid on well known details of various crimes as well as the behaviour of the perpetrators. It is also well known in psychology what the responses of a victim can be to these kind of crimes. Coercive forms of psychiatry are at the very least grossly ignorant of the reality of crimes recorded by law enforcement. At worst they can be working in cahoots with the perpetrators to cover up sadistic crimes that leave victims in need of support.
I find it profoundly shocking how the reality of these kind of acts that leave victims traumatised departs from the veritable virtual reality that coercive psychiatry creates. In their world “mental illness” drops out the sky one day, or worse, they admit that abuses might have caused trauma but fail to actually address the causative factors by (for example) helping victims to engage with law enforcement and/or reassure them that the crimes were not unique to them and in fact books, such as the one above, exist. This extraordinary book may as well have been beamed in from another world when it comes to the world of coercive psychiatry.
Coercive psychiatry has rejected its responsibility to protect society from these kind of crimes by properly helping victims.