Victims must deal with people questioning their sanity and ability to understand reality. It happens most times when the victim is talking about the torture to others. Even fellow victims can be hostile due to differing torture among victims. Being judged is one thing. Being doubted when the truth you know to be valid is so serious and the situation is dire is exhausting. It adds stress in the victim’s life when they constantly have to defend and explain themselves. Some victims learn to shut up and not talk about their torture to others. It’s a choice they have to make.
When you’re dealing with a torture victim you don’t need to do anything special. The torture group is the one responsible for and causing any problems you come across during the interaction. Only they make the victim have those well known severe reactions of trying to convince non-victims of their truth. The torture group is deliberately trying to create stress for the victims. There’s nothing you can do to control them.
The single mindedness seen in victims stems from their efforts to maintain their sanity in the face of fierce doubt. They may even question their beliefs on the torture from the pressure from others. The psychological affects of this torture can be extreme.
All we can do as victims is to continue on with our efforts to inform others of what we experience. Knowing exactly what the torture is like teaches us we need to do everything we can to protect people from being tortured. It’s not an impossible task. It’s something tangible that will take time.