The key word is stigma. This unfortunately got in the way of Amy’s potential recovery. You ticked off the meds she took, but all of these failed to take away her pain; so did the 72-hour crisis care. We are still in the infancy of mental health advances. We don’t lock people in attics anymore, but if you don’t find a smart, compassionate doctor or the right medication to pull you out of the emotional quicksand, you might as well be locked in a room alone. Thanks for the intelligent straightforward story. Courage must run in your family!