Did you know, if you are rich enough, you can legally make your child disappear? There are agencies that will come in the middle of the night and kidnap your child. It happens every night, there are children that will awake to strangers at the foot of their bed tonight. This is highly traumatic for kids, they will remember it clearly for the rest of their lives.
They will take the kid to a 'troubled teen' facility of some kind. Many of these places are abusive and systematically use brainwashing and torture to control kids until they turn 18. I am not using these terms lightly. This kid was held in isolation for so long he made up imaginary friends to talk to, this one details the physical and psychological abuse he was subjected to. And here are more. Of course, they don't tell the parents this. They pretend to be therapeutic, but the kid will end up with a lifetime of issues, including PTSD, panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares, social anxiety, suicidal thoughts and depression.
These places exist in all 50 states, there are hundreds of them. It is a billion-dollar industry, corporate America is involved, as well as some big politicians (Romney, both Bush's, Santorum). At any given time there are 10,000-100,000 kids locked in programs designed to "break" them.
Originally posted by tebyen
Yup, definitely real. They're not just for troubled kids either.
A buddy of mine was treated this way when he decided to become Wiccan. His parents had him sent to a Christian camp who used these methods to bring him back to Christianity.
Another friend was kidnapped and sent to a similar camp in his early 20s after he revealed to his parents that he was gay.It was one of those camps that are supposed to cure people of being homosexual. He supposedly killed himself after being there a week. (I personally think someone there went overboard with some of the treatments and it was hushed up.)