Thank you for the kind words No, my psychiatrist didn’t stand up for me one bit, and it’s interesting you bring that up because at the time, I think that caused far more damage than I was ever expecting it could. He was notified about what was going on in real time and apparently did nothing to stop it. When I got out, he initially wasn’t planning to see me at all; three weeks later, I saw him and he said that I should join a DBT group to get over my “rejection” issues because I called him out about his negligence and gaslighting. I work in healthcare myself and was honestly shocked at the lengths he was going to in order to defend my abusers. I would and have never berated a patient just to show solidarity with a colleague. Nonetheless, you could not be more right- recovering from betrayal does take time.