Up until 2017, Louise Brinton-Clarke had been under services for most of her life. Growing up in care, then entering the mental health system aged 14, Louise unwittingly became dependent, and that dependence was initially encouraged. Whilst these services helped shape Louise the service user, they also denied their responsibility in the dependence they helped create. Louise has received multiple diagnoses since the age of 14, yet not one of these labels has acknowledged the trauma Louise experienced. Louise was finally able to break free and live her life independently, and continues to do so. Louise now hopes to inspire and educate others through her words and the sharing of her experiences.